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Frozen Mistletoe Cranberry Margarita

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.

Cranberry margaritas make an adorable and delicious drink for your holiday parties. Watch them fly off your party tray.

I highly recommend this margarita for a winter party drink. I’ve been trying very hard to step up my alcoholics drinks game.

Frozen margaritas that are pretty and yummy are going to be at my winter parties. Put them on your drink menu.

Mistletoe Margarita Single Drink With Garnishes.
Mistletoe Cranberry Margarita mixed drink. These delicious Cranberry and lime party drinks are just the thing to spice up any holiday season party or girls night!

Mistletoe Margarita Demonstration:

This recipe is just the ticket for Thanksgiving and Christmas get togethers. Or any Fall or winter party drink.

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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 margarita recipe. They were a huge hit.

We had a group of about 20. It was SO fun to make these frozen beauties in my brand new cherry red kitchenaid blender.Watch me unbox my new kitchenaid diamond blender.

Cranberry Margaritas In Short Glasses Sitting On A Counter.
Cranberry Margarita is a delicious lime and cranberry margarita.

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 but be careful!

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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 spend the night in the bathroom…ahem.

How to prepare Mistletoe Margaritas:

Two Frosty Cranberry Margaritas Garnished With Sugared Cranberries And Mint Leaves.
Mistletoe cranberry margaritas are an easy margarita recipe perfect for the holidays and or any fall or winter party.

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:

  1. Use lime wedges to wet the lip of your chilled glasses.
  2. Flip your prepared glass upside down in your salt sugar and twist until the glass edge gets a frosty look.

Sugared Cranberries:

  1. Roll the fresh cranberries in lime juice
  2. Drain off the lime juice and sprinkle sugar on top of the berries until the get the ‘snowy cranberries’ look.

Garnish:

  • Add two fresh mint leaves
  • Lay some Sugared Cranberries on top
  • 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 : ) . 

Serving Size:

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.

The recipe is enough for one full margarita glass cocktail, or use two smaller glasses to divide the recipe. The ones pictured are short 6 oz. whiskey glasses.

For the party I used the pitcher recipe and 12 oz. margarita glasses. I filled about 6 margarita glasses per pitcher.

Proportions for a Pitcher:

  • 2 cups cranberry juice
  • 12 oz silver tequila
  • 8 oz triple sec
  • 3/4 cup lime juice
  • 6 c ice

Printable recipe card for a single:

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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.
Mistletoe Margarita Mixed Drink
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Cranberry Margarita Recipe-single

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

These delicious Mistletoe Cranberry Margaritas are just the thing to spice up any party or girls night! They are very easy to decorate. Make them adorable with sugared cranberries, a frosty salt sugar rim and a fresh mint leaf for holiday color. These taste amazing.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 Cup cranberry juice
  • 2 oz. silver tequila
  • 1/2 oz. triple sec
  • 1/2 oz. lime juice
  • 1 cup cubed ice (more as needed)

Instructions

  1. Combine ice, tequila, triple sec, cranberry juice, and lime juice in blender.
  2. blend until smooth.
  3. Add more ice if necessary to your desired consistency.
  4. Pour the margarita mixture into the rimmed glass and top with fresh sugared cranberries and mint leaves. (recipe for garnishes in notes section)

Notes

TIPS:

  1. Chill the glasses 30 minutes in the fridge before decorating the rim, this will help the sugar and salt stick better.
  2. Rim the glass and set aside before making the margarita.
  3. Sugar the cranberries last(recipe below). The sugar tends to dissolve on the cranberries if left out too long before garnishing which means you won't get the cute snowy effect.
  4. Feel free to add more cranberry juice if you like a nice red margarita.

To rim the glass:

2 tbsp. kosher salt

1 lime (used for rimming glasses)

  1. Rim the glasses first by taking chilled glasses and rubbing the slice of lime over the rim.
  2. Mix together sugar and salt on a flat plate.
  3. Turn the glass over and press the wet rim into the sugar and salt.
  4. Set glass aside to dry

For the sugared cranberries:

1/2 c. whole cranberries

1/4 c. granulated sugar, divided

  1. Make sugared cranberries by putting 1/4 cup lime juice in a bowl and putting the fresh cranberries in it. Roll the cranberries around until the are covered in lime juice.
  2. Drain out lime juice and sprinkle sugar on top of cranberries until they are liberally coated.
  3. Use as garnish as desired.

Proportion of ingredients for a full pitcher- about 5 servings:

2 cups cranberry juice

12 oz silver tequila

8 oz triple sec

3/4 cup lime juice, divided

6 c ice

Nutrition Information

Yield

1

Serving Size

one margarita

Amount Per Serving Calories 303Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 2336mgCarbohydrates 32gFiber 1gSugar 27gProtein 1g

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Mistletoe Cranberry Margarita-Pin Image
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.
The Sugared Cranberry Mistletoe Margarita-Pin Image
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 drink for your holiday parties.

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Barbara

Thursday 31st of December 2020

Not sure why recipe says “lime juice, divided” when there isn’t further instructions as to why it’s being divided.

Kayti Lavergne

Thursday 31st of December 2020

Hi Barbera! Thank you for pointing that out, that was an error in the writing. I fixed it! The confusion was the 1/4 cup of lime juice needed to make the sugared cranberry garnish, but that should be separate from the recipe.

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