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Roasted Cranberry Margarita | Mommy's Home Cooking

Roasted Cranberry Margarita

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!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword cocktail, cranberry, margarita
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 individual margaritas
Calories 337kcal


Roasted Cranberry Syrup:

  • 12 oz fresh cranberries
  • cup sugar, divided
  • 2 cups hot water
  • Lime zest from one lime

For the Margaritas:

  • 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 (optional)
  • slices Fresh lime to garnish
  • Ice to taste


Make the roasted cranberry syrup:

  • 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 starts to break down and tender. Remove from the oven.
  • Place roasted cranberries, 2 cups 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.

Make the margaritas:

  • 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.
  • Serve to your guests and 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.

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Please note that nutritional information is a rough estimate and it can vary depending on the products used.


Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 26mg | Potassium: 96mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 57IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg