Christmas Cranberry Margaritas

I made these last December when the hubby and I hosted Couples Euchre in our home.  At the time, I was just starting to take photos to add to this blog (that wasn’t live yet) so it’s not very creative on my part and pretty much a copy of what I found on Pinterest!

Not only is this gem of a cocktail a tasty (and strong) one, but it is also so pretty and festive!   The blogger who original posted this recipe is Ezra Pound Cake and you can find the original recipe here.  She adopted it from Rebecca Rather’s The Pastry Queen Christmas cookbook.

The cute candy cane cocktail stirrer is part of a set of 6 – all different colors – from Neiman Marcus. I received the boxed set as a hostess gift many years ago at one of our holiday parties.  I love them – they are perfect for the Christmas season and over the years, we have enjoyed using the whistle to signal the need for another drink! 

Give this one a try this holiday season and let me know what you think!  Cheers!

 

Cranberry Margaritas
Serves 4
Recipe from Ezra Pound Cake

Lime wedges
Sugar
Ice cubes (for shaking and serving)
1/2 cup cranberry juice or cranberry juice cocktail
1/2 cup silver or other 100% agave tequila
1/4 cup orange liqueur (Grand Marnier, Triple Sec, Citronage)
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
Garnishes:  thinly sliced limes and fresh cranberries

Run a lime wedge around the rim of the glass and dip the edge in sugar to coat.  Fill the glasses with ice and set aside.

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine all the ingredients and shake. 

Strain into ice filled glasses and serve.

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