I have the perfect Christmas cocktail to kick off the holidays, Easy Frozen Cranberry Margaritas! Not only are they a beautiful rosy color, but they are delicious and oh so easy to make.
On this third day of Christmas, instead of three French hens, I’m bringing you this Easy Frozen Cranberry Margarita recipe for my special 12 Days of Easy Christmas Recipes!
The secret to this delectable cranberry margarita recipe is canned cranberry sauce! Yes, you read that right, canned cranberry sauce! It gives these mouthwatering libations a beautiful color and delightful cranberry flavor.
Another unique twist for these yummy holiday drinks is instead of rimming the edge of the glass with salt, I’ve combined salt and sugar for a sweet and salty surprise that compliments this flavorful Christmas cocktail.
Easy Frozen Cranberry Margaritas are so simple to make, I’m almost embarrassed to call this a recipe. All of the ingredients are just dumped into a blender and it does all of the heavy lifting! Your guests will never know, and this can be our little secret.
Whether you are hosting a small holiday party or a large bash, these festive frozen cranberry margaritas will be the hit of the evening.
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How to make Easy Frozen Cranberry Margaritas
To make Easy Frozen Cranberry Margaritas you will need frozen margarita mix, tequila, triple sec, whole berry cranberry sauce and fresh lime juice. You will also need ice, coarse salt, and granulated sugar to rim the glasses.
Place the margarita mix, tequila, cranberry sauce, triple sec and lime juice in a blender.
Add 3-4 cups of ice and process until smooth and creamy.
Combine the salt and sugar and spread out evenly in a flat saucer.
Use the lime you have juiced to rub the rims of the glasses to wet them.
Dip the rim of the glasses into the salt and sugar mixture and then pour in the margarita mixture. Serve immediately.
Optional: garnish with small skewers of fresh cranberries.
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Easy Frozen Cranberry Margaritas Recipe
- 10 oz can frozen margarita mix
- 3/4 cup tequila
- 1/4 cup whole-berry cranberry sauce
- 2 Tbsp triple sec
- 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
- 2 Tbsp coarse kosher salt
- 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup fresh cranberries Optional, for garnish
- Place the margarita mix, tequila, cranberry sauce, triple sec and lime juice in a blender.
- Add 3-4 cups of ice and process until smooth and creamy.
- Combine the salt and sugar and spread out evenly in a flat saucer.
- Use the lime you have juiced to rub the rims of the glasses to wet them.
- Dip the rim of the glasses into the salt and sugar mixture and then pour in the margarita mixture. Serve immediately.
- Optional: garnish with small skewers of fresh cranberries.