cranberry margaritasNormally I’m a classic margarita kind of gal. On the rocks, salt on the rim. But every now and then I get in the mood for a splash of something different.

I must confess, I only recently started making my margaritas with fresh lime juice instead of that sickly, syrupy, pre-made mix stuff, but now that I’ve mastered the art of making them from scratch, I’ll never go back. A basic margarita is pretty simple: tequila, triple sec, and lime juice.

classic margarita

But I got in my head the other night that I’d never had a cranberry margarita and, since I happened to have some cranberry juice on hand, decided to see if I could dream up a recipe. I must say, they turned out quite well!


  • 1 cup of tequila
  • 3/4 cup of cranberry juice
  • 1/2 cup orange liqueur
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice


Combine the ingredients in a cocktail shaker or pitcher. Salt the rims of a few glasses, add ice, and pour the margaritas over the ice. Then drink up (and make sure you don’t have to be anywhere important—like, say, at your in-laws’—because these bad boys are strong)! Makes about four to six servings, depending on the size of your glasses.

1800 tequilamargarita fixinscranberry margaritas¡Salud!