A Cranberry Margarita is sweet, tart, and absolutely beautiful. This cocktail is going to see you through the holiday season and make everything merry and bright. Let this drink call in love and abundance. It'll be awesome.
Holiday parties are extra awesome as a kitchen witch. Though we've always been spreading love and creating merriment with the food and drink we create, as kitchen witches, we now do it with special intention. I believe that adds to the power.
When you understand the energy and symbolism of the ingredients you're working with, you can focus your own energy more clearly to manifest your intention. And when your intention is to throw a damn good party with lots of laughs, you need to have a great cocktail.
What makes this Cranberry Margarita so awesome?
Margaritas always make a great party. This Cranberry Margarita is perfectly seasonal, and the color is absolutely stunning. If you want to get fancy, you can make up some cranberry sugar for rimming the glasses. If you're inviting over a crowd, and you just want to make everyone very merry in a hurry, mix up a huge pitcher, provide plenty of ice, and just keep pouring.
This drink is sweet and tart at the same time. Cranberry and lime are the perfect pairing, and I always think of tequila as being a bit sour as well. If you prefer a blended margarita, you could obviously get out your blender and blend this with ice. Whatever makes you happy.
Magickal properties of cranberries
Cranberries carry the energy of abundance. Think about those cranberry bogs that seem to go on for miles. I think it's always generous to wish abundance on your friends and family. The green limes in this drink will only enhance that intention.
Cranberries are also known to increase energy and inspire love. They carry the energy of both fire and water. So when you're mixing up this drink for your next holiday gathering, you know it's gonna make things exciting. (Source: Plentiful Earth)
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How to make a Cranberry Margarita
Nothing tricky, just stir everything together and pour over plenty of ice. You'll need tequila, Triple Sec or another orange liqueur, cranberry juice, and lime wedges for fresh lime juice. Mix, pour, drink, done.
If you do want to make the cranberry sugar rim, you'll need some dried cranberries and some sugar. You can finely chop the dried cranberries or add a handful, along with the sugar, to a food processor. Then just blitz it all together until you have tiny bits of cranberry throughout. Use water or lime juice to wet the rim of your glass, put some of your cranberry sugar on a plate, and invert your glass on the plate. You can gently press the sugar against the glass to help it stick.
No one wants to drink pure cranberry juice, but I do try to go for a blend here where the cranberry flavor is the main star. Of course, if all you can get is cran-raspberry or something like that, it'll still be awesome. I try to find a cranberry juice that isn't made with fake sugar, but that's because I just don't like the taste.
After the holiday season we had last year, I'm so ready to stir up a potion for fun and laughter and serve it to all my friends. I think this Cranberry Margarita will do the trick.Print
Cranberry Margaritas are sweet, tart, and absolutely beautiful. This cocktail is going to see you through the holiday season and make everything merry and bright.
- Prep Time: 10
- Total Time: 10
- Yield: 1 drink 1x
- Category: Cocktail
- Method: Mixed
- Diet: Vegetarian
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon dried cranberries, chopped finely
- 1 ounce tequila
- 1 ounce triple sec
- 6 ounces cranberry juice
- Lime wedge
- To rim your glass, you'll need to combine the sugar and dried cranberries on a small plate. Wet the rim of your glass with water and place it upside down on your sugar plate. Use your fingers to gently press the sugar and cranberry bits onto the edge of your glass. Turn the glass upright and allow it to dry for a minute or so.
- In a measuring cup or another container (something with a spout will be less messy) stir together tequila, triple sec, and cranberry juice.
- Carefully place some ice in your rimmed glass and pour your cocktail over the ice. Garnish with a wedge of lime to squeeze in just before drinking.
Keywords: Cranberry, Tequila
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