Fresh Cranberry Margaritas Recipe

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Everett Published: November 9, 2020 Modified: June 1, 2021
Fresh Cranberry Margaritas Recipe

How To Make Fresh Cranberry Margaritas

Refresh yourself with a fresh batch of cranberry margarita. That tangy and sweet mix will surely make you survive the warm climate.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 35 minutes



Cranberry jam

  • cupfresh cranberries
  • ½cuplight agave nectar or sugar
  • ¼cupfresh orange juice
  • zestfrom 1 to 2 oranges

Sugar and spice blend

  • salt
  • 1Tbsp.sugar
  • ¾tsp.ground cinnamon
  • ½tsp.ground ginger
  • ¼tsp.ground cloves or allspice


  • 1cupfresh orange juice
  • ½cupfresh lime juice
  • cupsilver tequilaor blanco tequila
  • 8star aniseoptional


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring cranberries, orange juice, and water to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until thick and jammy, about 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in the orange zest, and set aside to cool.

  2. On a small, flat plate, mix together the salt, sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves.

  3. You will need 8 old fashioned/small cocktail glasses. Rub a wedge of lime along the rim of each glass, then dip it into the sugar and spice blend.

  4. Repeat for remaining glasses, then fill each with ice.

  5. To make each cocktail individually, combine lime juice, orange juice, tequila, and cranberry jam in a cocktail shaker.

  6. Cover and shake until the outside is frosty, about 30 seconds. Strain into prepared glass and serve with star anise.


  • Calories: 203.10kcal
  • Fat: 0.45g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.03g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 0.22g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.10g
  • Carbohydrates: 27.01g
  • Fiber: 2.80g
  • Sugar: 20.68g
  • Protein: 0.82g
  • Sodium: 333.20mg
  • Calcium: 27.38mg
  • Potassium: 149.93mg
  • Iron: 0.97mg
  • Vitamin A: 5.58µg
  • Vitamin C: 29.81mg
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