Cranberry Margarita

The perfect cocktail for the upcoming holiday season or anytime. Pick up a few extra cranberries and mix up some festive margaritas, the unusual addition of five spice gives this libation an unexpected and tasty pop of flavor.

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Cranberry Margarita

The perfect cocktail for the upcoming holiday season or anytime. Pick up a few extra cranberries and mix up some festive margaritas, the unusual addition of five spice gives this libation an unexpected and tasty pop of flavor.

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Ingredients

Cranberry Jam

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

Assembly

  • 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

Instructions

Cranberry Jam

  1. Bring cranberries, sugar, orange juice, and ¼ cup water to a boil in a medium saucepan; reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until thick and jammy, 30–40 minutes. Mix in orange zest; let cool.
  2. DO AHEAD: Jam can be made 5 days ahead. Cover and chill.

Assembly

  1. Mix salt, sugar, and five-spice powder on a small plate. Rub rims of Old Fashioned glasses with lime wedge; dip in salt mixture and fill glasses with ice.
  2. For each cocktail, combine ½ oz. lime juice, 1 oz. orange juice, 1½ oz. tequila, and 2 Tbsp. cranberry jam in a cocktail shaker; fill with ice. Cover and shake until outside is frosty, about 30 seconds. Strain into prepared glass.

Notes

Attributed To | The Red Cat, NYC

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 4

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