These delicious Mistletoe Cranberry Margaritas are just the thing to spice up any holiday season party or girls night! Garnish your frozen margaritas. Add sugared cranberries and fresh mint leaves with a frosty rimmed glass. It makes an adorable mixed drink for your holiday parties.
This margarita is absolutely delicious and I highly recommend them for winter party drinks. I’ve been trying very hard to step up my mixed drinks game. This recipe is just the ticket for Thanksgiving and Christmas get togethers. Or any Fall or winter party drink.
I served these cranberry Margaritas for the first time at our holiday poker party. My friend Julie sent the recipe to me and special requested this particular mixed drink recipe. They were a huge hit.
We had a group of about 20. It was SO fun to make these mixed drinks in my brand new cherry red kitchenaid blender. If you watch the video you can see I LOVE red and white together in my kitchen.
Red appliances are my very favorite. Watch me unbox my new kitchenaid diamond blender on youtube.
We had wine and other cocktails available but no one wanted anything but these margaritas. I ended up making two pitchers full of these tasty drinks. Everyone enjoyed them the but be careful!
Margaritas are sneaky. If you don’t know your tequila limit then go easy on them. They are easy to drink. But they catch up to you quick. Don’t drink them too fast. A few of the girls that came to my party learned that the hard way, poor things. Drink margaritas with caution. Sip… and enjoy the party. Drink fast and enjoy the bathroom…ahem.
How to prepare Cranberry Margaritas:
When I say these are incredibly simple to make, I mean it! Once you get the hang of them it only takes about 5 minutes. Whip them together in the blender and add the garnish. You can enjoy the party and spend less time in your kitchen 🙂
To rim the glasses:
- Use lime wedges to wet the lip of your chilled glasses.
- Flip your prepared glass upside down in your salt sugar and twist until the glass edge gets a frosty look.
- Roll the fresh cranberries in lime juice
- Drain off the lime juice and sprinkle sugar on top of the berries until the get the ‘snowy cranberries’ look.
Add two fresh mint leaves and you have a really showy little drink.
The girls were all very impressed with the pretty garnishes. (I kept it a secret that it was ridiculously easy to make pretty : ) .
The recipe is enough for one full margarita glass cocktail, or use two smaller whiskey glasses to divide the recipe. The ones that I have pictured are whiskey glasses that I had laying around.
A couple 6 oz. whiskey glasses work great for an after dinner drink for two. It’s Just enough to take the edge off ;). The single serving recipe works perfectly for one 12 oz. margarita glass if you want a full one.
For the party I used the pitcher recipe and 12 oz. margarita glasses. I filled about 6 margarita glasses per pitcher.
Looking for more Holiday party drinks? Try these:
Recipe proportions for pitcher full of Cranberry Margaritas-makes about 6:
- 1/2 cup whole cranberries
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar, divided
- 2 tbsp salt
- 1 lime cut into slices, for rim of glass
- 2 cups cranberry juice
- 12 oz silver tequila
- 8 oz triple sec
- 3/4 cup lime juice, divided
- 6 c ice
- fresh mint leaves, for garnish
Your printable recipe card for a single margarita: Look in the notes section for the pitcher quantities:
BLENDER: RECIPE TIPS: RECIPE FOR ONE FULL PITCHER- about 6 Cranberry margaritas: As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Serving Size: one margarita
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 303 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 200mg Carbohydrates: 32g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 23g Protein: 1g
RECIPE FOR ONE FULL PITCHER- about 6 Cranberry margaritas:
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