Holiday Cranberry Margarita

Cramberry Margarita

Holiday Margarita using tequila, orange liqueur, limes, oranges, cranberries, cinnamon sticks, and C&H® Turbinado Sugar. This drink features bright citrus, tart, and earthy flavors with C&H® Turbinado Sugar for sweetness and cinnamon sticks for holiday spice.

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Cramberry Margarita
Cramberry Margarita
Cramberry Margarita
Meet the Chef: Join Jules

Julianna McIntosh, or better known as Join Jules, created Join Jules to help equip others with the tools, recipes, techniques, and tips needed to create the happiest of hours in the comfort of our own home. Anyone can be a home bartender, and her passion is demystifying the process and helping cocktail enthusiasts stock their home bars, pull out their glasses, and craft easy and impressive drinks that match and exceed - in flavor and aesthetics - what they order at their favorite bar. She's been recognized as the “CEO of Spritz Season”, the “Margarita Queen” and “Cocktail Queen”.

1 cup
Cranberry Cinnamon Simple Syrup
  • 1 Cup C&H® Turbinado Sugar 
  • 1 Cup Water 
  • 3 Cinnamon Sticks 
  • 12 oz Fresh Cranberries 
  • 1 tbsp Salt 
  • 3 tsp Fresh Orange Zest 
  • 1 Lime wedge 
  • 1.5 oz Tequila 
  • 3/4 oz Orange Liqueur 
  • 3/4 oz Fresh Lime Juice 
  • 3/4 oz Cranberry Cinnamon Syrup (made in recipe)
  • 1 cup Ice 
  • 1 Sprig Rosemary 
  • 5 Fresh Cranberries 
  • 1 Lime wheel 
Make Cranberry Cinnamon Simple Syrup

Step 1 

In a medium saucepan add 1 cup C&H® Turbinado Sugar and 1 cup water. Add cinnamon sticks and fresh cranberries and place on medium heat, stirring together. Bring to a simmer and let simmer for about 15 minutes or until cranberries have popped.

Step 2

Once cranberries have popped, let cool completely. Once cooled, strain into a glass jar. 

Make Cranberry Margarita

Step 1

Rim glasses by combining 1 tbsp salt with 2 tsp fresh orange zest on a small plate. Rim the lime wedge around the rim of the glass and roll in the salt mixture. Place glass in the freezer to chill while making cocktail.

Step 2

In a cocktail shaker add tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, 1 tsp fresh orange zest, and cranberry cinnamon simple syrup made earlier. Then add ice and shake vigorously, about 20 seconds.

Step 3

Double strain into final glass filled with ice (or filled with decorative cranberry ice). 

Step 4 

Garnish with a fresh sprig of rosemary, fresh cranberries, and lime wheel.

Additional Tips

You can store syrup for 2-4 weeks in the refrigerator.

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