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Orange Cranberry Margarita Cocktail Recipe

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Orange cranberry margarita cocktail recipe is easy to make. The mix of cranberry and orange makes them the perfect holiday cocktail.

 

Orange Cranberry Maragritas are an easy tequila cocktail recipe for the holidays Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Chelsey from Budget Girl here! Who else is psyched for the holiday season? This will be the first year we get to dress up our house, so I’m pretty pumped. Plus, holiday cocktails are the best cocktails.

In September, I went home to West Virginia for my mom’s surprise 50th birthday party. She loves margaritas, so that played into the theme. Long story short, my husband and I wound up coming home with leftover tequila, triple sec, and margarita mix. No complaints here!

We’re not huge fans of regular lime margarita mix, though. And since I’d already written about my dad’s margarita tequila shots recipe, I decided to try something new. Something holiday-ish. And I love cranberry-flavored everything around the holidays. So these cranberry orange margaritas were perfect!

Orange cranberry margarita cocktail recipe is easy to make. The mix of cranberry and orange makes them the perfect holiday cocktail.

Orange Cranberry Margarita Cocktail Recipe

  • 1.5 parts tequila
  • 1 part triple sec
  • 1 part orange juice
  • 2 parts cranberry juice
  • Ice

Add all of the ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Shake lightly, until condensation forms on the shaker. Pour into glasses and serve!

Orange cranberry margarita cocktail recipe is easy to make. The mix of cranberry and orange makes them the perfect holiday cocktail.

I’ve tried this with cubed ice and crushed ice. I’ve found that both water the drink down too quickly, so a cocktail shaker was needed. The only way I would add ice to this and stir would be if it was frozen juice, or even pieces of frozen fruit. Some liquors taste pretty good watered down, but tequila is not one of them.

This recipe makes one cocktail. If you want to serve a bunch, you can pour all the ingredients into a pitcher and stir. If you want to keep them cold, store the pitcher in the fridge or keep it on ice. Or, do what I did for these photos, and drop some frozen cranberries in there. Nom.

Orange cranberry margarita cocktail recipe is easy to make. The mix of cranberry and orange makes them the perfect holiday cocktail.

Want some more holiday-themed cocktails? We’ve got them! Check out the apple cider bourbon whiskey cocktails, pumpkin beer cocktails, caramel apple cocktails, slow cooker mulled wine, and peppermint chocolate martinis. If you're a fan of cranberry, check out my cranberry beermosas!

What's your favorite flavor around the holidays?

Orange Cranberry Margarita Cocktail Recipe

Ingredients

  • 5 parts tequila
  • 1 part triple sec
  • 1 part orange juice
  • 2 parts cranberry juice

Instructions

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Shake lightly, until condensation forms on the shaker. Pour into glasses and serve!

Nutrition Information:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 168 Carbohydrates: 24g Protein: 1g
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9 Comments
  • Sarah
    December 29, 2016

    I found this on Pinterest, and we served it at our Christmas Eve tamale dinner. It was a hit! My husband made a pitcher of it and then shook up each drink for our family and friends. We’ll be making it again for our New Year’s Day black-eyed pea party. It’s tasty and not too sweet. Thanks for a great recipe!

  • Theresa (
    December 4, 2016

    Pinned & shared. Thanks for joining the Inspiration Spotlight party. It will be back live this week.

  • Jennifer A Stewart
    December 2, 2016

    I’m a sucker for all things margarita and always looking for new flavor combinations. This cranberry margarita looks so good with the orange juice added in. The sweetness of the juice really seems to balance out the tartness! Thanks for sharing with Saucy Saturdays!

  • frugal hausfrau
    November 22, 2016

    Simple and beautiful and perfect for upcoming holiday parties!! Thanks for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday and Happy Thanksgiving!

    Mollie

  • Tianna
    November 21, 2016

    yummy! this drink looks so delicious and festive! thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Beverly
    November 19, 2016

    This sounds so yummy. I am not a big margarita drinker but I love cranberries.
    Making these for Thanksgiving.
    Thanks for sharing at Turn It Up Tuesday,
    Bev

  • Sharon
    November 19, 2016

    Sounds yummy and it is such a pretty color. Thank you for sharing at the Snickerdoodle Create~Bake~Make link party!

  • kristin mccarthy
    November 15, 2016

    well this is something that WILL be happening at my next get together!

    #turnituptuesdays

  • Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
    November 13, 2016

    Oh Camille – what are you doing to me? I NEED one of these!! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner Link up!