A Cranberry Lime Margarita is the perfect way to add a little fiesta into your holiday festivities! Tart cranberry, a little sourness from fresh lime juice, and of course, plenty of silver tequila!
Tequila is my favorite liquor, and I typically sip it neat. I know, I just heard many of your stomachs churn. But when sipping a quality, higher end, tequila, the taste is quite smooth. Trust me, there are better tequilas than that fire water you did shooters of during your college days. Actually, one of the first posts I published on this blog was Give Sipping a Shot.
I realize, despite my evangelism of the distilled spirits, many of you will never be converts. The path is indeed narrow. And there is nothing wrong with that. Delicious cocktails abound for every palate preference! For example, who doesn't love a good margarita?! Blended with ice, on the rocks, or just chilled, they are easy the most popular drink featuring tequila.
Even the classic margarita could use a makeover for the Christmas season. If you are looking for a little holiday cheer in your glass, try out my Cranberry Lime Margarita this year!
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Cranberry Lime Margarita
- ¾ cup Silver Tequila
- ¼ cup Triple Sec
- 1 cup Cranberry Juice
- 2 tablespoon Fresh Lime Juice (~1 lime)
- Kosher Salt
- 2 cups Ice
- Combine liquid together with ice in a blender and blend till ice is crushed.
- Wet rims of glasses and dip evenly in salt spread on a small plate till rims are evenly coated with salt.
- Pour margarita into glasses and enjoy!
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