Bonus Recipe: Cranberry Margarita


Spice it up with a Tex-Mex Thanksgiving and a Cranberry Margarita!

This month’s Tex-Mex Fiesta was inspired by my niece in San Diego. She spent Thanksgiving at her Latino boyfriend’s home and was delighted with the family tradition of making enchiladas, rice and beans the next day with the leftovers from the Thanksgiving feast. She kindly shared her notes with me.

“While cranberry sauce is great on a sandwich, it is also lovely used in parfaits or when liquefied, makes a unique holiday Margarita.”

Cranberry Margarita

1 Tbsp. cranberry juice
¼ cup granulated sugar, spread on a plate
1 ½ cups cranberry sauce
3/4 cup tequila
3/4 cup cranberry juice
3/4 cup fresh lime juice
½ cup orange liqueur (such as Triple Sec or Cointreau)
1/3 cup sugar
¼ cup orange juice
¼ cup club soda
Thin-sliced lime rounds

Dip rims of 4 (8-oz.) glasses in cranberry juice, then sugar to coat. Fill glasses with ice. Process cranberries, tequila, cranberry juice, lime juice, orange liqueur, and sugar in a blender for 30 seconds then strain mixture into a large pitcher. Stir in club soda and orange juice. Pour into glasses. Garnish with lime wheel.

By Lori Ross, Southern Boating November 2017

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