Cranberry Margarita
For the Cranberry Puree:
  • 1cup freshly squeezed orange juiceabout 9 oranges
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 16 oz package fresh cranberries
For Each Margarita:
  • crushed ice
  • 1 ½ ounces tequila
  • ½ ounce Grand Marnier
  • 2 ounces cranberry puree
For the Cranberry Swizzle Sticks:
  • 10 skewer sticks
  • 1 16 oz package fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup light Karo syrup
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
For the Cranberry Puree
  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the sugar in the orange juice. Add the cranberries and cook over low heat for 10 minutes. Set aside and let it cool. Blend cranberries in a blender, then strain to make the puree.
For the Margarita
  1. In a shaker, add crushed ice, 1 1/2 ounces of tequila, 1/2 ounce of Grand Marnier, 2 ounces of cranberry puree and shake to mix.
  2. Pour drink into a sugar rimmed martini glass. Add a cranberry swizzle stick for garnish.
For the Cranberry Swizzle Sticks
  1. Skewer several cranberries onto 10 skewer sticks but leave skewers exposed on one end. Lightly brush each cranberry skewer with Karo syrup and then sprinkle granulated sugar over the cranberry skewers. Place the cranberry swizzle sticks on wax paper and place in the freezer to set.
For a Virgin Cranberry Cider
  1. Replace the tequila and Grand Marnier with 2 ounces of sparkling cider.