Thursday, April 18, 2013

cranberry margarita


Happy thirsty Thursday!
The weather in east Tennessee is warming up, the dogwoods are blooming, and the pollen is plentiful...summer is right around the corner. Which means margaritas. Lots and lots of margaritas. We love making our own margarita mix. It's easy. It's healthier than the bottled mixes. And it is delicious. We make a batch, leave it in the fridge for a week or two (if it lasts that long), and just pull it out and add tequila when it's happy hour. I added a bit of cranberry juice to this version for an extra punch of sour. So with all the antioxidants from the cranberry juice, I'm going to go ahead and call this healthy. I think you should too.

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cranberry margarita

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For the margarita mix:
*2 cups water
*1/2 cup sugar
*1/2 cup agave
*1 cup lemon juice
*1 cup lime juice

For the cranberry margarita:
*2 shots tequila
*4 shots margarita mix
*2 shots cranberry juice
*salt for rimming
*lime slices for garnish

{{{DIRECTIONS}}}

Margarita mix:
1.To make the margarita mix add the water, sugar, & agave to a large pot.
2.Stir on medium heat until sugar dissolves.
3.Bring to a boil.
4.Cool the syrup and add to a pitcher with the lemon & lime juice.
5.Cover and chill.
6.Keep refrigerated for up to one week.

Makes approx 5 cups of mix

Cranberry margarita:
1.Combine the tequila, margarita mix, cranberry juice, & ice in drink shaker.
2.Rim a glass with lime and coat with salt.
3.Pour the margarita into salt rimmed glass and garnish with a lime slice.




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2 comments:

  1. A delicious drink for celebrating Cinco de Mayo. Thanks for sharing with Foodie Friends Friday Cinco de Mayo. Please stop by to vote for your favorite recipe.

    Joanne/Winelady Cooks

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  2. There is a restaurant in Pittsburgh that serves Cranberry Margaritas near Thanksgiving. I love them because they aren't overly sweet. I pinned this to try it at home. They also have the gobblerito at that time. It is a giant burrito stuffed with Thanksgiving foods and covered in gravy. Thank you for sharing!

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