Festive Christmas Margarita Recipe is easy to make, tastes delicious, and is the perfect holiday cocktail.
This margarita cocktail recipe is a delicious addition to festive gatherings large and small! It is sure to wow your guests and put everyone in a holiday mood!
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Festive Christmas Margarita Recipe
After a million cookie recipes (ok it seems that way to me) and breakfast casserole recipes, I thought I change it up a bit and give you another festive holiday recipe. A cocktail! Because, goodness, don’t we need a cocktail, or two, this time of year!
Although this cranberry margarita is a great addition to your Thanksgiving or Christmas menu, it’s good all year.
Actually, I think the addition of tart cranberry juice is the perfect complement to a basic margarita. And, doesn’t it look bright and cheery? This Christmas cocktail is fun!
Mix it up!
Also, there are a couple of ways you can change this recipe. Cranberry juice or pomegranate juice can be used. I’ve tried them both and they’re both good. In fact, depending on the brands you get, they taste very similar.
Of course, you can always adjust the ratios. I tend to like more lime and less orange liqueur than most people. Therefore, alter it to your tastes.
Finally, I like to add some fizz to my margaritas. I like to add a diet tonic or diet club soda. Alternatively, you can add the regular version of those.
For your Festive Christmas Margarita garnish
This is the fun part. Make it pretty! You can garnish the Christmas Margarita glass with salt or sugar. As well, add a lime and/or orange wedge or wheel to the glass or the rim. If you use cranberry juice, add fresh cranberries to the glass or to a wooden pick. Cheers!🍹
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Christmas Margarita Punch
Furthermore, who wants to be stuck bartending all night? Very few, am I right? That’s why I made the recipe card versatile. See the serving size on the card? You can adjust that for how many you want to make. Therefore, you can make Christmas Margarita Punch and have them self-serve in a punch bowl or have a Christmas Margarita pitcher. Yes, now, everyone gets to enjoy the party!
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Festive Christmas Margarita Recipe
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- 3 ounces cranberry juice
- 1 ounce lime juice
- 1 ounce triple sec or orange liqueur
- 2 ounces tequila
- garnish: lime slice, orange slice, cranberries, rosemary
- Rim a cocktail glass with either salt or sugar.
- Add all ingredients to a shaker. Shake well.
- Strain into a glass with ice.
- Garnish and enjoy!
Did you use unsweetened 100% cranberry juice or cranberry cocktail juice?
I’ve used both but I prefer 100% cranberry juice
Can this be made into a big batch? What would recipe measurements be?
yes, it can. Go to the recipe card where it says ‘servings’ and you can adjust that to however many you need
How We Roll says
So so good! Refreshing and cozy at the same time! We used Cran-pomegranate and rimmed with stevia, it was delicious! Thank you!
Julie Forshaw says
So delicious – it’s a family favourite now. Great for cheering up a Winter night in Lockdown!
I was looking for something festive looking and yummy… This drink fit the bill! I made it for my son when he visited for Christmas, and he really liked it too! Thank you for sharing your recipe!
Haley Mast says
This is the BEST Christmas Eve cocktail! I made these on Christmas Eve when my husband and I exchange gifts and it was a huge hit! It is the perfect margarita with a cranberry twist! Amazing with all of the orange/lime/rosemary garnish! Follow the recipe to a T and I swear you’ll love it. Maybe add a little more cranberry juice for more cran flavor….we decided we’re making this every year from here on out as ur Christmas Eve tradition. The perfect drink!
Thank you!! So happy you liked it!
Haven’t tried it yet, but it sounds so good! Was thinking of making it for a group any idea what the measurements would be for a pitcher?
You can adjust the servings in the recipe card to make more. Try moving it to 6 or 8 for a pitcher.
Fun, festive and yummy! We added a little seltzer and liked the bubbles. Great holiday drink!
What kind of tequila did you use? Ty
Very refreshing. Nice combination.