Nothing says, “Let’s Party!” like Festive Lemonade Cranberry Margarita.
If you know me, you know I love margaritas. In fact, tequila is my favorite of the hard liquors. I love just about any flavor of margarita. I love the sweet fruity ones, and I love the sour ones. So it was no wonder that I would create a margarita that incorporates the sweet and sour flavors (wow–that’s the best of both worlds).
Festive Lemonade Cranberry Margarita
To me, nothing says Christmas like cranberry juice. The color is absolutely beautiful, and the sweet/tart flavor really sets the mood. Instead of using limes as the tart ingredient, I used lemons. For the sweet component, I used lemon-lime soda which added the bubbly to this drink. I like to line the rim of my margarita glasses with colored sugar, but you could certainly use the traditional salt. That’s your call. This recipe makes two really large margaritas. That’s just the way I roll.
Festive Lemonade Cranberry Margarita:
Make your holidays a little extra-special with my Festive Lemonade Cranberry Margarita. Or try my other tequila drink Peaches and Cream Margarita. Need more holiday drink recipes, see the post from my friends at Delish for 20+ Easy Christmas Cocktails. Now go pour yourself a tall fat one!
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This festive drink is all you need to celebrate the holidays in style.
- 6 ounces lemon-lime soda, chilled
- 3 lemons
- 3/4 cup tequila
- colored sugar or bar salt for the glass
- 1 1/2 cups crushed ice
- 2 cups cranberry juice cocktail, chilled
In a cocktail pitcher, add the lemon-lime soda, the juice of the lemons and the tequila.
Run some lemon rind around the rim of 2 very large margarita glasses. Dip the wet rims in colored sugar (any color) or bar salt.
Add the crushed ice to the glasses, and add the liquid from the pitcher.
For a showy presentation, pour the cranberry juice into the empty pitcher. Present the almost-full glasses to your guests on a tray and pour in the cranberry juice while others watch and drool.
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