Cranberry Margarita


Ingredients for Cranberry Puree
1 cup sugar
1 Ingredients for drink
2 ounces of cranberry puree
Ingredients for Cranberry Swizzle Sticks
10 skewer sticks


In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the sugar in the orange juice. Add the cranberries and cook over low heat for 10 minutes. Set aside and let it cool. Blend cranberries in a blender, then strain to make the puree
In a shaker add crushed ice, 1 1/2 ounces of tequila, 1/2 ounce of Grand Marnier, 2 ounces of cranberry puree and shake to mix.
Skewer several cranberries onto 10 skewer sticks but leave enough skewer exposed on one end. Lightly brush each cranberry skewer with Karo syrup and then sprinkle granulated sugar over the cranberry skewers. Place the cranberry swizzle sticks on wax paper and place in the freezer to set.
Pour drink into a sugar rimmed martini glass. Add a cranberry swizzle stick for garnish.


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Sheri Wetherell's picture

Hi Yvette! I'm featuring this beautiful cocktail in our newsletter this weekend! Thanks for sharing!

Rande McDaniel's picture

Absolutely gorgeous!


Move over cranberry sauce and, H-E-L-L-O Cranberry Margarita! Cranberries always remind me that the holidays are right around the corner. One day, while making some cranberry sauce, I decided to blend the berries, add some tequila, and a splash of Grand Marnier. One sip of this festive potion and I was sold, pure heaven, or close to it. If you love cranberries like I do and let’s not forget tequila, then you’ll love this spunky blend. One look at this gorgeous red cocktail dressed up with a crystallized cranberry swizzle stick and you’ll say, “H-O-L-A Margarita!”

Salud and Happy Holidays!


6 servings


Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 7:42am


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