Cranberry Ginger Margaritas
Recipe type: Beverage
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Serves: 1 margarita
A holiday margarita made with cranberry juice, lime juice, sweetened with simple syrup, spiced with ginger, and finished off with a mellow vanilla flavor.
For the margarita:
  • 2 oz. cranberry juice
  • 2 oz. lime juice
  • 2 oz. vanilla ginger simple syrup
  • 1 oz. orange liqueur
  • 1½ oz. tequila
  • Lime wedge
  • coarse salt
  • sugared cranberries
For the vanilla ginger simple syrup:
  • ½ c. water
  • ½ c. sugar
  • 1 T. fresh grated ginger
  • 2 T. vanilla extract
  1. Combine all ingredients for the vanlla ginger syrup in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat and boil for one minute. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  2. When ready to make the margarita take a lime wedge and rub it around the edge of a tall glass. Dip the glass into coarse salt. Fill glass with ice and set aside.
  3. In a shaker combine the cranberry juice, lime juice, vanilla ginger simple syrup, orange liqueur, and tequila. Shake for 30 seconds.
  4. Pour the margarita into the prepared glass. Top with sugared cranberries and the lime wedge.
Adapted from How Sweet It Is
Recipe by Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks at