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This Roasted Cranberry Margarita is a delightfully festive cocktail for the holidays! Roasted Cranberries, Tequila, Cointreau and lemon juice is the perfect combination to get your holidays off to a merry start!
Happy Thanksgiving my dear friends!!
I am sure you are counting your blessings today, and like me, all your preparations for the big day must be in full swing. For this reason, I wanted to take a moment to say THANK YOU to all my readers. I’m always amazed when I hear from you. THANK YOU for making my recipes, leaving precious comments, sending heartwarming emails, and making me love my job.
Since I am so grateful for you all, and can’t huge you in person, I’ll share my favorite holiday drink. Which I think you will be way happier about. [giggle]
This Roasted Cranberry Margarita is delicious, and makes any gathering superbly festive.
Who says that Margaritas are just for summer? NO NO NO …. Don’t believe that!! Margaritas are delicious and refreshing all year round, and this winter version is both festive and delightful. Roasted Cranberries, Tequila, Cointreau and lemon juice is the perfect combination to get your holidays off to a merry start!
The luscious roasted cranberry syrup provides an amazing sweet and tart flavor. It may sound like a lots of work, but it’s really super simple to make. Just toss the cranberries in some sugar, and fresh lime zest and throw in the oven. Bake them until they are juicy and tender. Process in a food processor with some more sugar and hot water, and then strain it…Voila!
These little cranberries will release juices while roasting, which combined with the sugar it can be a potential sticky mess. So don’t forget to line the baking sheet with Reynolds Parchment Paper, for fast an easy clean up. I hate scraping and scrubbing pans. Plus, the parchment paper will help cranberries to slide off easily.
The best part is that this make like 2 cups of syrup so I will be able to make all kind of cocktail, such as mimosas, mojitos, martinis, punches, etc. The possibilities are endless.
If you’ve got a crowd, be prepared for this to disappear fast!
Check out the video to see just how easy it is to make these Roasted Cranberry Margarita↓ ↓ ↓
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- 12 oz fresh cranberries
- 2¼ cup sugar divided
- 2 cups hot water
- Lime zest from one lime
- 2 cups Tequila
- 8 oz Cointreau
- 2 cups lime fresh juice see notes
- 8 - 10 oz roasted cranberry syrup see notes
- Fresh cranberries to garnish
- slices Fresh lime to garnish
- Ice to taste
- Preheat oven to 350º F. Line baking sheet with Reynolds parchment paper.
- In a bowl, mix the cranberries, ¼ cup sugar and lime zest. Toss to coat. Spread the cranberries over the lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes or until cranberries start to break down and tender. Remove from oven.
- Place roasted cranberries, 2 cup of sugar and hot water in a food processor. Process until well combined.
- Strain liquid into a bottle and refrigerate. Cranberry syrup will keep for up to 2 weeks stored in a glass container in the refrigerator.
- Combine the tequila, Cointreau, fresh lime juice, and roasted cranberry syrup, and ice in a large pitcher; stir. Add more fresh cranberries and sliced lime, if desired.
- Hand off to your guests to enjoy.
You can prepare the cranberry syrup days in advance and let it chill in the refrigerator.
To get 2 cups of lime juice you will need about 15-20 small limes.
Adjust the amount of roasted cranberry syrup to your liking.