Sunday, November 20, 2011

Cranberry Margarita

Cranberry Margarita

We LOVE margaritas in our house!  And we especially love this tart, sweet, tangy, colorful version for the holidays.  The flavor of and color of cranberries is so beautiful for either Thanksgiving or Christmas...and the flavor goes well with turkey or ham or a good beef roast.  Mmmmm.

These are great straight from the blender all icy and wonderful, but you can put the mixture into the freezer and have them ready any time guests might drop by during the holiday.  No fuss entertaining!
  • 3/4 c. premium silver tequila
  • 3/4 C. frozen cranberry juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1/2 C. canned jellied cranberry sauce
  • 5 T. fresh lime juice

  • 3 T. Grand Marnier
Process all in blender until smooth.  
Add to blender:
  • 1 3/4 C. ice cubes

 Blend until mixture is slushy.  Pour into salt-rimmed glasses. 

Alternate directions for frozen margaritas:  
Pour mixture into large plastic container with lid.  Freeze until ready to serve.  
To serve frozen margaritas: Using a fork, scrape the fork across the top of the mixture breaking up into crystals (just like you do with a granita).   Then, with an ice cream scooper,  scoop the frozen margaritas into salt-rimmed margarita glasses and serve!
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