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Cranberry Margaritas

Course: Drinks
Keyword: cocktail, cranberry margarita, margarita
Servings: 2 margaritas


  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt, pink Himalayan salt, or Redmond Real Salt
  • 1 tablespoon turbinado or cane sugar
  • 4 ounces freshly-squeezed lime juice, half for rims of glasses and half for cocktail
  • 4 ounces freshly-squeezed orange juice
  • 4 ounces silver tequila
  • 1/4 cup cranberry sauce or store-bought cranberry jam


  • Mix salt and sugar on a small plate. Place 2 ounces of lime juice on another small plate.
  • Dip the glass in the lime juice and then the salt mixture. Fill the glass with ice.
  • To make the cocktails, combine remaining 2 ounces lime juice, orange juice, tequila, and cranberry sauce in a cocktail shaker. Fill the cocktail shaker up the rest of the way with ice. Cover and shake well for about 30 seconds. Pour into the ice-filled glasses. I prefer these cocktails unstrained because I like the cranberry pieces and pulp, but feel free to strain with a cocktail strainer.
  • To make a larger batch, fill a small pitcher with 1/2 cup lime juice, 2 cups orange juice, 1 cup tequila, and ½ cup cranberry sauce into a pitcher. Mix well to combine. Keep chilled and use to fill ice-filled shakers before pouring into prepared glasses.