This pretty and delicious Cranberry Margarita is perfect for Christmas parties. Cranberries are muddled with tequila, lime juice, and an easy to make rosemary simple syrup then shaken over ice. If you like margaritas you will love this cocktail!

This pretty and delicious Cranberry Margarita is perfect for Christmas parties. Cranberries are muddled with tequila, lime juice, and an easy to make rosemary simple syrup then shaken over ice. If you like margaritas you will love this cocktail! | theendlessmeal.com

Tequila and Christmas together at last! And what took them so long to team up? They were meant for each other.

This pretty pink holiday cocktail has Christmas Party written all over it. Seriously, just try not to be festive with that glass in your hand. #NotPossible

We recipe tested a few versions of this cranberry margarita before nailing it with this one.

Sidebar → Totally had an “I have the best job ever” moment after an afternoon of on the job margarita drinking. How did this suddenly become real life? Pinch me … or just pass me another marg.

This pretty and delicious Cranberry Margarita is perfect for Christmas parties. Cranberries are muddled with tequila, lime juice, and an easy to make rosemary simple syrup then shaken over ice. If you like margaritas you will love this cocktail! | theendlessmeal.com | #christmas #christmascocktail #christmasrecipes #margarita #cranberry #cocktail

The part of this recipe that sent us back into the kitchen to retest a few times was the rosemary simple syrup. Rosemary can be such a strong flavor that I was worried about it being too powerful and taking over the cocktail.

→ I have a jar of rosemary infused bourbon gone wrong that's been sitting in my liquor cabinet for almost a year. It turned out so strong that it's basically undrinkable. #firstworldproblems

I was afraid of recreating that situation, so I went pretty easy on the rosemary the first two attempts. Too easy. Easy to the point of not tasting the rosemary.

The rosemary syrup recipe we finally nailed is perfect. It adds a subtle (but definitely there) Christmas-y flavor that totally makes cranberry margarita. Whatever you do, don't skip it.

This pretty and delicious Cranberry Margarita is perfect for Christmas parties. Cranberries are muddled with tequila, lime juice, and an easy to make rosemary simple syrup then shaken over ice. If you like margaritas you will love this cocktail! | theendlessmeal.com | #christmas #christmascocktail #christmasrecipes #margarita #cranberry #cocktail

We need a moment for the cranberry ice cubes. Are they not the cutest things ever? Even a glass of water becomes fun with these little cubes cooling it down. I'm seriously in love.

To make them, put a few cranberries in your ice cube tray, fill with water, and freeze. They're ridiculously easy to make and up the pretty factor of anything you're drinking. Not possible to pin fail this one!

And speaking of Pinterest, do the sugared cranberries and rosemary have Pin Me written all over them or what? I pulled out the same trick I used when I made the White Chocolate Mini Cheesecakes a while ago. It's basically this:

→ Dip the rosemary and cranberries in sugar water (or in this case, a little of the rosemary syrup.)

→ Roll in sugar to make them look snowy.

→ Let them dry.

So easy!

This pretty and delicious Cranberry Margarita is perfect for Christmas parties. Cranberries are muddled with tequila, lime juice, and an easy to make rosemary simple syrup then shaken over ice. If you like margaritas you will love this cocktail! | theendlessmeal.com | #christmas #christmascocktail #christmasrecipes #margarita #cranberry #cocktail

This pretty and delicious Cranberry Margarita is perfect for Christmas parties. Cranberries are muddled with tequila, lime juice, and an easy to make rosemary simple syrup then shaken over ice. If you like margaritas you will love this cocktail! | theendlessmeal.com | #christmas #christmascocktail #christmasrecipes #margarita #cranberry #cocktail

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This pretty and delicious Cranberry Margarita is perfect for Christmas parties. Cranberries are muddled with tequila, lime juice, and an easy to make rosemary simple syrup then shaken over ice. If you like margaritas you will love this cocktail! | theendlessmeal.com

Christmas Cranberry Margarita

  • Author: Kristen Stevens | The Endless Meal
  • Prep Time: 10 mins + time to make the sugared cranberries
  • Total Time: 10 mins + time to make the sugared cranberries
  • Yield: 1 cocktail 1x
  • Category: Cocktail
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This pretty and delicious Cranberry Margarita is perfect for Christmas parties. Cranberries are muddled with tequila, lime juice, and an easy to make rosemary simple syrup then shaken over ice. If you like margaritas you will love this cocktail!


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Ingredients

Cranberry Margaritas

  • 2 parts white tequila
  • 1 part frozen cranberries, thawed
  • 1 part rosemary simple syrup (recipe below)
  • 1 part lime juice (save one of the squeezed limes for rimming the glasses)
  • Salt, for rimming the glasses

Rosemary Simple Syrup

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 small stems of rosemary – about 1/2 ounce/ 14 grams

Sugared cranberries and rosemary

  • Cranberries (3 per glass)
  • Rosemary – (1 small twig per glass)
  • Rosemary simple syrup
  • Sugar

Instructions

Christmas Cranberry Margaritas

  1. Pour some salt onto a plate. Run a cut lime around the rim of a glass. Dip the rim into the salt then set the glass aside.
  2. Add the tequila and thawed cranberries to a shaker or 1-liter mason jar. Muddle the cranberries until they have broken down and the tequila is pink. Add the simple syrup and lime juice to the shaker then top with ice. Stir until cold then strain into glasses.
  3. Garnish with sugared cranberries and rosemary.

Rosemary Simple Syrup

  1. Bring the water, sugar, and rosemary to a boil in a small pot over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 5 minutes. Set aside to cool then strain the rosemary from the syrup.
  2. Store the syrup in your fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Sugared cranberries and rosemary

  1. Dip the cranberries and rosemary into some rosemary simple syrup then shake off the excess. Place some sugar in a small bowl then dip the wet cranberries and rosemary into the sugar. Set them aside on a parchment lined plate to dry.

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