CranMerry Margarita

Every season is margarita season...

A tasty margarita can be enjoyed any time of year.  However, we thought we’d give our classic marg a little holiday twist.

The simple addition of cranberry juice and orange liqueur creates just the festive flavor we’re after.  Drink and be merry!

CranMerry Margarita

Ingredients

2oz Local Choice Lime Tequila

1oz Orange liqueur

4oz Cranberry juice

1/2oz Lime juice


For the rim and garnish
(optional):

Lime juice

Salt and/or sugar

Fresh or frozen cranberries


*makes one cocktail*

Mix it all up...

  1. Optional, rim your margarita glass with lime juice and salt or sugar, or your preferred coating
    (Scroll to the bottom for some ideas)

  2. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, mix 2oz Local Choice Lime Tequila, 1oz orange liqueur, 4oz cranberry juice and 1/2oz freshly squeezed lime juice.

  3. Strain into rimmed glass

  4. Optional, garnish with fresh or frozen cranberries.


May the festive margs keep coming!



Here are some suggestions for rimming your glass:

If you’re planning ahead and have time, chilling your glass first will make this step a little easier.


For a salt and lime zest rim:

Mix equal parts kosher salt and lime zest on a small plate or wide, shallow bowl.

Take it to the next level:

Combine equal parts kosher salt and sugar (turbinado or superfine) with the lime zest for a savory sweet treat.

Once your coating is ready to go:

Moisten the rim of your glass with a wedge of lime, then twist the rim of your glass back and forth in the coating until it’s covered to your preference. 

Alternatively:

You can dip your glass in a shallow bowl filled about 1/4 inch with lime juice (or even the orange liqueur or cranberry juice). Then dip your glass in the coating as above.

 

When life gives you limes...