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Here we go… Christmas drink number TWO!!
Last week was this Christmas Sangria… this week, we’re doing margaritas!! Yess.
I mean, how festive are these?!? Perfect for the holiday season right?!? I kind of love these margarita. They’re quick, easy and such a crowd pleaser…only crazy people don’t like margaritas!!
Before I go, let me just tell you one quick a little tidbit. The first time I made these margaritas, over Thanksgiving, I made them a little on the stiff side. Okay, a lot on the stiff side. So much so that everyone was topping their drink with sparkling water. I know, I know. What a bunch of wimps, right? The good news is that the sparkling water was actually an awesome addition and I have included it in the recipe. I know it’s not typical for a margarita, but who cares, it’s delicious. I’ve also found that with these margs, you need a little sweetness, hence the mass amounts of sugared cranberries. The cranberry juice itself is SUPER tart, so you either need to add a little sugar to your margarita or simply add the sugared cranberries. I personally love the cranberries…hello, so festive!
Also, I gave you both the measurements for a big batch of margaritas as well as for just one drink. If you want to double the big batch, that works great too. Just be sure to adjust the sugar to you taste!
Here is fun little video! It is super short, so check it out!! Happy Christmas Drink Saturday!
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Cheers to tree decorating…and margaritas with the fam!! Clink, clink!
P.S. I am HORRIBLE at rimming glasses with sugar. Someone, please come teach me!
How did you get the drink to look so dark? Mine is much lighter.
My guess is the different brands of cranberry juice? Did they taste okay? Thanks for giving the recipe a try! xT
Hi! Are you using 100%, unsweetened cranberry juice for these?
Yes, that’s what I prefer to use! Please let me know if you have any other questions, I hope you love this recipe! xx
Hi Tieghan, this looks amazing and I can’t wait to try it! Q for you: how far ahead of time can I get away with making the sugared cranberries? Thanks!
Thanks so much! You could make those a day in advance! I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan
Would the combined sugar-salt for the rim work with this margarita?
Sure! I hope you love the recipe, cheers! xTieghan
My husband and I usually make Mexican-ish food for Thanksgiving (pot roast with Mexican spices, and queso fresco scalloped potatoes, among other things!) since it’s usually just the two of us and we don’t like turkey unless someone else is cooking it. These will be perfect for our dinner. I’ve been obsessed with your festive cocktail recipes since I discovered your instagram last week, and I can’t wait make some for my family over Christmas. My mom especially will love anything with cranberries. Thanks for the inspiration, and have a lovely Thanksgiving!
Thanks so much for your kind message and following along! I hope you love this recipe, cheers! xTieghan
Hello! Where are from your cocktail stick (deer antlers)? Thanks
So sorry I no longer have a link for those, they are old from Anthropologie. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! Happy Holidays! xTieghan