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Holiday Spiced Cranberry Margaritas

Holiday Spiced Cranberry Margaritas are my second recipe contribution to Christmas week. I am a huge cranberry fan and they make most excellent margaritas and the addition of a spiced cranberry simple syrup makes them a sure to be a hit at any holiday cocktail party this season! Or maybe just to sip on while at home and wrapping presents.
Spiced Cranberry Holiday Margaritas www.pineappleandcoconut.com #ChristmasWeek

So festive and sparkly!!

Spiced Cranberry Holiday Margaritas www.pineappleandcoconut.com #ChristmasWeek

When I first saw the details about Kim and Jen’s Christmas Week 2.0 I was so excited to sign up. At first their rules were going to be just baked items only or at least part of the item had to be made in an oven. Then they decided to expand the recipe selection a little more to allow other fun Christmas themed recipes such as cocktails. So I knew I wanted to share this margarita I had been thinking about for a while now. There is another reason behind these Holiday Spiced Cranberry Margaritas besides Christmas week and the fun giveaways.
Spiced Cranberry Holiday Margaritas www.pineappleandcoconut.com #ChristmasWeek

If you remember the Very Pink Raspberry Cosmopolitan I made last year in honor of my friend Barb and her daughter who had been recently diagnosed with breast cancer, I have some amazing news. Lauren is cancer free!!! Totally incredible, right?  Barb has kept us all updated on how her daughter was doing through her treatments, hair loss and her final check up to let her know she kicked cancers ass. I know how scared Barb and Lauren both were the day of diagnosis and I know how incredibly thrilled they both are that the cancer has hit the road. I knew this would call for another cocktail in honor of Lauren. Barb is one of my blogging friends that is known for her Friday cocktails on her awesome blog, Creative Culinary,  and when I was planning this post I told her I had a Friday cocktail planned and we should post together today. Check out Barb’s cocktail for today HERE.  And congrats again Lauren – so thrilled for you!! The next virtual cocktail I will have for Barb is when she finally gets to move into her new house, which I hope is sooner than later!!
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Holiday Spiced Cranberry Margaritas

Holiday Spiced Cranberry Margaritas
Spiced Holiday Cranberry Margaritas makes 4 drinks
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

For the Margaritas

  • 4 Tsbp Spiced Cranberry Simple Syrup
  • ¾ C Silver Tequila
  • ½ c Patron Citronage or Grand Marnier
  • ¾ c Cranberry juice
  • 4 Tbsp Lime juice
  • Cinnamon Sticks
  • Sugared Cranberries
  • Extra simple syrup and green sugar for rimming glasses

For the Spiced Cranberry Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 ¼ c sugar
  • 2 Tbsp whole allspice
  • 2 Tbsp whole cloves
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • One 2” fresh nob of ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 2 c fresh cranberries, rinsed

Instructions

For the simple syrup

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan and stir over low heat until the sugar is dissolved. Raise heat and simmer the mixture for about 5-6 minutes or until the cranberries start to split. Once most have split remove the pan from the heat and cover with a lid. Let sit for 2 hours for the flavors to infuse. After the two hours strain the mixture into a jar using a mesh strainer, pressing the mixture against the strainer to extract all of the flavor. Keep in a resealable container and chill completely until ready to use.

For the Margaritas

  1. Dip the rim of the glasses in a shallow bowl of simple syrup and then immediately into a shallow bowl of green sanding sugar. Let dry completely. Once dry fill the glasses with ice. In a cocktail shaker with ice add 4 Tbsp of the spiced cranberry simple syrup, the tequila, orange liqueur, cranberry and lime juice. Cover and shake well then strain into the 4 glasses. Taste and add more simple syrup if desired. Garnish with cinnamon sticks and sugared cranberry skewers.
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    Kari Lieber
    December 26, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    An impressively festive cocktail for the Christmas season. Everyone loved them!

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      Shanna
      December 29, 2016 at 5:05 pm

      Yay!! I am so glad you loved it!

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    Grace
    November 13, 2018 at 10:23 am

    Such a hit!

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      Shanna
      November 16, 2018 at 2:06 pm

      Glad you liked them!

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