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Christmas Margarita

Bring a splash of festive cheer to your holiday celebrations with a Cranberry Margarita. This vibrant and refreshing twist on a classic margarita combines the tartness of cranberries with the zesty kick of lime, making it a perfect cocktail for holiday parties or cozy winter evenings.

Christmas Cranberry Margarita


  1. 2 oz Tequila (silver or reposado)
  2. 1 oz Triple Sec or Cointreau
  3. 2 oz Cranberry Juice (100% juice for best flavor)
  4. 1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  5. Fresh Cranberries and Lime Slices for garnish
  6. Salt or Sugar for Rim (optional)


  1. Prepare the Glass: If desired, rim a margarita glass with salt or sugar. To do this, rub a lime wedge around the edge of the glass and then dip it into the salt or sugar.
  2. Mix the Ingredients: In a shaker, combine the tequila, triple sec, cranberry juice, and lime juice. Add ice and shake well until chilled.
  3. Serve: Strain the mixture into the prepared glass filled with ice.
  4. Garnish: Add a few fresh cranberries and a slice of lime on the rim for a festive look.
  5. Enjoy: Serve immediately and toast to the holiday season!


  • Quality Ingredients: Use high-quality tequila and real cranberry juice for the best flavor.
  • Balancing Sweet and Tart: Adjust the amount of cranberry and lime juice to suit your taste. Add a bit of simple syrup if you prefer a sweeter drink.
  • Festive Presentation: Garnish with fresh cranberries and a sprig of rosemary for a holiday touch.
  • Non-Alcoholic Version: For a mocktail version, substitute the tequila and triple sec with sparkling water or a non-alcoholic spirit.
  • Serving a Crowd: Easily scale up the recipe to serve in a large pitcher for holiday gatherings.
See also  Mexican Mule

The Cranberry Margarita is a delightful way to add a touch of holiday spirit to your cocktail repertoire. Its balance of sweet and tart flavors makes it a crowd-pleaser, and its vibrant color is perfect for any festive occasion. Whether you’re hosting a holiday party or just looking to enjoy a seasonal twist on a classic, this cocktail is sure to impress.

Please drink responsibly, be fully accountable with your alcohol consumption, and show others respect.

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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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