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A vibrant red cranberry champagne margarita in a clear glass garnished with fresh cranberries and a lime wedge

Cranberry Champagne Margaritas


  • Author: Leslie Kiszka
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4 1x

Description

Cranberry champagne margaritas are a quick and easy cocktail to whip up – you only need 5 ingredients and 5 minutes! They’re tart, slightly sweet and the perfect festive drink for the holidays.


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Ingredients

  • Margarita salt or sugar, optional
  • 1 cup cranberry juice*
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 1/4 cup orange liqueur, like Triple Sec or Cointreau
  • Champagne, to top (about 1 ounce per drink)**
  • Simple syrup, optional
  • Fresh cranberries and lime wedges, to garnish

Instructions

  1. Fill a small plate with margarita salt or sugar (or a mix!), and wet the edges of your glasses with lime juice or water. Dip tops of glasses in the salt/sugar to rim the edges. Fill each glass with ice.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine cranberry juice, lime juice, tequila, and orange liqueur with ice and shake well.
  3. Strain into prepared glasses. Take a quick taste and adjust as needed for personal preference – if more sweetness is desired, add a little simple syrup and give it a stir.
  4. Top each glass with champagne, garnish with fresh cranberries and/or lime wedges and serve immediately. Cheers!

Notes

Type of cranberry juice: Just make sure you’re using cranberry juice and not a “cranberry cocktail” juice.

Type of champagne: I prefer to use an Extra Dry or Brut, but you can use whatever type you prefer. This picture shows you the different variations in sweetness if you need help deciding.

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Shake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: cranberry champagne margarita, champagne margarita, cranberry margarita, christmas margarita

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