I was determined to right last week’s margarita foul. This one is most definitely a winner!
I was a bit short on fresh limes and since there was a bottle of cranberry juice just sitting on my counter, it seemed like the perfect solution. Cranberry and lime just seem to go so well together. I don’t like my margaritas sweet, which was my major problem with last week’s, but this marg more than made up for it. It’s tart, tangy and refreshing. I used a bit of green sugar sprinkles on the rim to make it feel a bit more ‘festive’, which is probably as festive as it’s going to get in these parts (I relate to this guy on multiple levels). I will warn you the green sugar can ‘run’ when it gets wet, so you might end up with some stains on your hands/mouth/face/coaster/etc., so consider yourself warned.
Yields 2 margaritas (or 1 if you’re me)
- juice of 2 limes
- 4 ounces cranberry juice
- 4 ounces silver tequila
- 2 ounces triple sec
- In a cocktail shaker, combine all the ingredients, add ice cubes, and shake like hell.
- Strain into ice-filled glasses and serve