Cranberry Margaritas

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Cranberry Margaritas Recipe |

Ok, I think it’s time for a toast.

First of all, TGIF!  I don’t know about you all, but my week has been bonkers busy with work, and I have been counting down to the weekend.  Looking forward to some much-needed hang out time with friends, officially starting the move into my new loft (with my new kitchen!!), and a little pie baking (of course, with my favorite homemade pie crust) for a Hallmark shoot.  Cheers to the weekend!

Second, I would like to give a shout out to all of the other deliciousness happening in the food blogosphere this week.  From Heidi’s smoked salmon spread, to Sally’s apple cider donut holes, to Jessica’s autumn nachos, to Gina’s cauliflower tots, to Sandy’s baked salami chips, to Kelly’s no bake chocolate cookie pops, and on and on, the food blogosphere has been representin’ lately!  So much deliciousness to admire.  And then make.  And then eat.

Finally, shall we toast with one of my new favorite drink recipes?  You all know how obsessed I am with margaritas.  So the only reasonable thing to do for the holiday season was to — of course — whip up a cranberry margaritas recipe!  Cheers to that!

Cranberry Margaritas Recipe |

I happen to have also been on a bit of a cranberry juice kick lately.  I somehow rediscovered Grape Nuts this year, and my favorite thing to pair with them for breakfast is a nice iced glass of cranberry juice.  (And for what it’s worth, I highly recommend the 100% not-from-concentrate Simply Cranberry Cocktail.  Delish!)

So when happy hour arrived yesterday, I decided to take a shortcut and just whip up a batch of cranberry margaritas using store-bought cranberry juice, and freshly squeezed lime juice.  If you want to get fancy and make your own homemade cranberry juice, I’ve included a little tutorial in the recipe.  But I won’t judge you if you take the shortcut.  It’s quick, and easy, and GOOD.

Cranberry Margaritas Recipe |

I got a little creative with the garnishing.  You can use fresh cranberries, limes (wedges, slices, curls, you name it!), ice (cubed, crushed, blended), or whatever your cranberry-margarita-loving-heart desires.Cranberry Margaritas Recipe |

But bottom line, this cranberry margarita recipe is quick and easy and tasty, and perfect for toasting during the holidays or just any happy hour.

Cranberry Margaritas Recipe |

So cheers to all of you out there!  May your weekend, or whenever this finds you, be “berry” merry and bright…

Cranberry Margaritas Recipe |

…and delicious.  :)

Cranberry Margaritas Recipe |


Easy Cranberry Margaritas

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: About 3 cups 1x


Sweet and tart cranberry juice makes for extra festive margaritas!



  • 1 1/2 cups cranberry juice (I recommend using a brand that is 100% juice)
  • 3/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 cup tequila
  • 1/2 cup orange-flavored liqueur, such as Cointreau or Triple Sec
  • ice cubes


  1. Stir all ingredients together until blended.  Serve over ice in sugar- or salt-rimmed glasses, garnished with fresh cranberries and lime wedges if desired.

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  7. I love both cranberrys and margaritas :) So I have linked to this reciepe on my site.
    I am def. gonna try this recipe this weekend:)

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  14. If I’m wanting to make this is in a beverage dispenser , so double or triple the recipe, will I have to tone down the liquor?

    • We think this should double or triple just fine, so you shouldn’t have to use less liquor. We hope you enjoy!

  15. This sounds so good and like the perfect thing to bring to Thanksgiving at my in-laws. It’s too hard for us to travel (on public transit) with a dog and food but this I can easily grab ingredients and make without disturbing the kitchen! Will have to try it before hand ;)

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  24. I love cranberry juice! And I love Margaritas! Such a lovely combination of the two. The drink isn’t the same without the salt rimmed glass. Many bars serve Margaritas without salt – for me that is an essential ingredient.

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  26. I just wanted to thank you for this recipe. I made these today for Thanksgiving and they were a hit! 

    • You’re so welcome Robyn, we’re happy these were a hit! We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  27. This is such a good drink for gathering. I can’t wait to taste this.

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  29. Thank you for this recipe! We are hosting a college football conference championship party and this recipe is perfect!Thank you! 

  30. By far the best thing I served all Thanksgiving – can’t wait to make another batch (or two or three) for Christmas!

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  32. I made a batch of this up on the weekend and my goodness was it ever tasty! Not too sweet like some cocktails tend to be but very refreshing and it went down easy–perhaps a bit too easy! haha. Thanks so much for this, I never would have thought of it!

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  40. Do you use fresh lime juice or can I just use the stuff in the liquor department?  

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