If you're looking for the best holiday cocktail - you cant go wrong with this festive Cranberry Margarita! Bursting with flavor from tequila, lime, cranberry juice, and orange liqueur.
We love to do an annual holiday party with neighbors and friends. I typically spend a day planning a menu for what to serve, and then another day decorating and preparing food.
And these cranberry margaritas are a hit every time. We're talking about a tasty flavored margarita that is just as delicious as it is gorgeous.
It is the perfect signature cocktail to headline your next holiday party menu.
Holiday Party Menu Tips
Having a holiday party is a lot of fun, but they don't have to be a ton of work.
One of the things I learned after preparing way to much food EVERY time I'd host a party is to keep it simple. And yes, that rule of thumb really does go far and apply to many things in life.
Easy appetizers are the perfect thing to serve at a holiday party. If you have a little more time, our Stuffed Mushrooms are ALWAYS a huge hit as well. Pair that up with some sliced cheese and crackers and a fruit tray and you're good to go.
Traditionally, margaritas are considered a warm weather drink, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy this delicious and popular cocktail all year long!
This holiday-friendly version lends a festive twist with its bright splash of color and a fun, seasonal garnish. They're basically decorations that you can drink. 😉
If your party includes kids, make sure to have a fun non-alcoholic drink ready for them as well. Our Raspberry Kiddie Mocktail Recipe is a favorite.
A Few Tips!
I made a little cranberry sprig garnish to dress up my margaritas for the pictures. To make it yourself, simply thread 3 fresh cranberries onto tough rosemary stems!
You've just made a gorgeous garnish fit for almost any holiday cocktail. You'll want to make it for all your holiday drinks! It adds a super festive finishing touch.
Of course, margarita glasses are best for serving any kind of margarita, so be sure to grab a set. I love this set with the cactus stems!
Festive Cranberry Margaritas
- 3 ounces tequila
- 2 ounces Cointreau or other orange liqueur
- 2 ounces cranberry juice
- 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- fresh rosemary sprigs bottom leaves removed, approximately 2-3” long
- fresh cranberries
- fresh lime wedges
- Fill cocktail shaker with ice and add tequila, Cointreau, and both juices. Shake well and strain into ice-filled glasses. Garnish with rosemary sprigs and lime wedges, if desired. Serve immediately.