Cranberry Margarita

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Ingredients for Cranberry Jam:

  • ¾ cup fresh cranberries
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice

Ingredients to Assemble Margarita:

  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1 lime wedge, plus 2 oz. fresh juice
  • 4 oz. fresh orange juice
  • 6 oz. tequila


First make the Cranberry Jam.

In a medium saucepan, bring cranberries, sugar, orange juice, and ¼ cup water to a boil.

Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until thick and jammy. This will take about 30–40 minutes. When done, mix in orange zest and let cool.

Cover and chill in the fridge.

*Jam can be made 5 days ahead. Cover and chill.

When ready to assemble the margaritas, mix salt, sugar, and five-spice powder on a small plate. Rub rims the glasses you will be using with lime wedge then dip in salt mixture and fill glasses with ice.

For each cocktail, combine ½ oz. lime juice, 1 oz. orange juice, 1½ oz. tequila, and 2 Tbsp. of the cranberry jam in a cocktail shaker; fill with ice.

Cover and shake for about 30 seconds.

Strain into prepared glass.


Enjoying the Cranberry Margaritas!

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