This Cranberry Margarita recipe is a festive Holiday cocktail filled with cranberry juice, lime juice, and of course, tequila!
I cannot lie, a cranberries are my absolute FAVORITE fruit to put into a margarita. I think the reason is because you can only enjoy this cocktail with fresh cranberries for a very short part of the year, the Holiday season. Cranberry season is from October – December so if you want to try this delectable concoction then run to the nearest store to grab a bag of fresh cranberries before they’re gone! Now, you should note that technically you don’t need fresh cranberries to make this beverage, it is an optional garnish to have fresh cranberries, but for me they make ALL the difference.
How to make a Cranberry Margarita
Assemble your ingredients. For exact amounts see the recipe card below.
In a cocktail shaker with ice, add in the tequila, triple sec, lime juice, simple syrup, and cranberry juice.
Shake vigorously for 20 seconds.
Pour into your favorite cocktail glass with ice, rimmed with sugar.
Garnish with fresh cranberries, a slice of lime, and a rosemary sprig and enjoy!
This beverage is the perfect mix between sour and sweet. It has the tartness from the cranberry juice and lime juice that will make your mouth pucker. But at the same time with the addition of the triple sec and simple syrup it adds a sweetness that is perfectly blended together with the tequila.
Serving Ideas for This Cranberry Margarita
This cocktail is perfect to serve during the holidays. Here are some festive ideas on how to make this Cranberry Margarita the star of your festivities!
When you go to print this recipe you can increase the servings to make a whole batch! You can pour a pitcher of margaritas in your favorite Beverage Dispenser with fresh cranberries and slices of limes inside and on the side for garnish.
My FAVORITE way to serve these margaritas is in a Clear Plastic Ornament inside a margarita glass. I add the garnishes to the glass then your guests can pour their margarita from the ornament into their glass which makes for a fun and festive activity.
Make your Own Cranberry Margarita BAR
Some people prefer more sweet or more sour margaritas so you can set out all the ingredients with a recipe and garnishes but also have it to where guests can make it their own!
More delicious Margarita recipes
- Strawberry Jalapeño Margarita
- Cadillac Margarita
- Avocado Margaritas
- Frozen Coconut Margaritas from Scratch
- Italian Margarita
- Jalapeño Margarita
Cranberry Margarita Recipe
- 2 oz cranberry juice
- 2 oz tequila
- 1 oz triple sec
- 1/2 oz lime juice
- 1/2 oz simple syrup
- fresh cranberries - optional garnish
- lime wedge - optional garnish
- rosemary sprig - optional garnish
- sugar - optional rim
- In a cocktail shaker with ice add in your tequila, triple sec, lime juice, simple syrup, and cranberry juice.
- Shake vigorously for 20 seconds.
- Pour in your favorite cocktail glass with ice and rimmed with sugar.
- Garnish with fresh cranberries, a slice of lime, and a rosemary sprig and enjoy!