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Two cranberry margaritas on a white marble table surrounded by lime wedges.
5 from 3 votes

Cadillac Cranberry Margaritas

Yield: 1 cocktail
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Tart, sweet, and citrusy Cadillac cranberry margaritas are a unique and boozy cocktail for the holidays! They are simple to mix up and always a crowd-pleaser!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz reposado tequila
  • 3/4 oz simple syrup
  • 1/2 oz lime juice freshly squeezed
  • 3/4 oz Triple Sec
  • 1 1/2 oz unsweetened cranberry juice
  • Grand Marnier to float
  • Lime wheels/wedges, Tajin, margarita salt, and cranberries for serving

Equipment

  • Cocktail Shaker

Instructions 

  • Shake some salt onto a small plate or shallow bowl. Rub the rim of a rocks glass or margarita glass with a lime wedge. Dip the rim of the glass in the salt, and fill the glass with ice. Dip half of a lime wheel into a bit of Tajin and set aside (optional).
  • In a cocktail shaker, combine the reposado tequila, simple syrup, lime juice, the leftover wedge of lime, Triple Sec, cranberry juice, and a pinch of salt. Fill the cocktail shaker with a handful or two of ice. Cover, and shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker is very cold and frosty, about 20-30 seconds.
  • Strain the margarita into the prepared glass. Finish with a float of Grand Marnier (about 1 ounce). Garnish with a few cranberries and the Tajin-coated lime (or a regular lime wheel). Enjoy!

Notes

If you're not a fan of cranberry juice, try unsweetened pomegranate or grapefruit juice.
Add the leftover wedge of lime to the cocktail shaker. When shaking, the oils from the lime peel will add a lovely, more complex flavor!
If you can't find reposado tequila, use blanco tequila or mezcal if you like a smoky cocktail.
Cuisine: Mexican
Course: Drinks
Serving: 1cocktail, Calories: 259kcal, Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 0.1g, Sodium: 149mg, Potassium: 50mg, Fiber: 0.1g, Sugar: 27g, Calcium: 2mg
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