Cranberry Margarita

This pretty and delicious Cranberry Margarita is perfect for Christmas parties. Cranberries are muddled with tequila, lime juice, and an easy to make rosemary simple syrup then shaken over ice. If you like margaritas you will love this cocktail!

Recipe Credit: The Endless Meal

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  • 1.Pour some salt onto a plate. Run a cut lime around the rim of a glass. Dip the rim into the salt then set the glass aside.
  • 2.Add the tequila and thawed cranberries to a shaker or 1-liter mason jar. Muddle the cranberries until they have broken down and the tequila is pink. Add the simple syrup and lime juice to the shaker then top with ice. Stir until cold then strain into glasses.
  • 3.Garnish with sugared cranberries and rosemary.
  • 4.Rosemary Simple Syrup
  • 5.Bring the water, sugar, and rosemary to a boil in a small pot over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 5 minutes. Set aside to cool then strain the rosemary from the syrup.
  • 6.Store the syrup in your fridge for up to 2 weeks.
  • 7.Sugared Cranberries & Rosemary
  • 8.Dip the cranberries and rosemary into some rosemary simple syrup then shake off the excess. Place some sugar in a small bowl then dip the wet cranberries and rosemary into the sugar. Set them aside on a parchment-lined plate to dry.

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Cranberry Margaritas

  • 2 parts white tequila
  • 1 part frozen cranberries, thawed
  • 1 part rosemary simple syrup, recipe below
  • 1 part lime juice, save one of the squeezed limes for rimming the glasses
  • Salt for rimming the glasses

Rosemary Simple Syrup

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 small stems of rosemary – about ½ ounce/14 grams
  • Sugared Cranberries & Rosemary
  • Cranberries, 3 per glass
  • Rosemary, 1 small twig per glass
  • Rosemary simple syrup
  • Sugar