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Festive Cranberry Margaritas

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It’s that time of year where cranberries are popping out all over the place -literally!

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If you happened to have a bag of cranberries that you didn’t use for Thanksgiving, here’s a great recipe to use them up! I found this recipe from one of my favorite blogs, Eat, Live, Run and it’s a total keeper and is perfect for this time of year with Christmas parties coming up!

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The bright red color of the margs makes you feel quite festive and the hint of green lime slices just puts you in the total Christmas spirit.

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Have any favorite holiday drinks you will be sipping on this holiday? If so, please share!

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Festive Cranberry Margaritas

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Slightly adapted from Eat, Live, Run

Serves about 2 margaritas if using larger stemless glasses with additional syrup for more!

Serves about 3 margaritas in traditional margarita glasses with additional syrup for more!

Ingredients:

  • 1 – 12 oz bag fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 oz tequila
  • 3 oz triple sec
  • 1 to 1 and 1/2 limes, squeezed
  • splash of seltzer

Directions:

  1. In a medium sauce pan, place cranberries, water and sugar. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to simmer. Let cranberries pop (split open) and break down – 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Strain cranberry syrup into small container and place in refrigerator. Set cranberries aside.
  3. Once syrup is cool, in shaker, place about 1/4 to 1/3 cup syrup, tequila, triple sec and juice from 1 or 1 and 1/2 limes (the more syrup, the sweeter; the more lime, more tart). Shake up well.
  4. Pour margarita into 3 salt rimmed glass, give a splash of seltzer and garnish with a lime slice and a few cranberries if you like.
  5. DRINK UP!

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I am a 29 year old Pennsylvanian who enjoys running, good eats, family and friends!

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