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Patriotic Margaritas

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Toast to the firework with these Patriotic Margaritas.

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Rate this recipe 4.6/5 (21 Votes)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup cranberry juice cocktail
  • 1 ounce of silver tequila
  • 1 ounce of orange-flavored liqueur
  • 1 tablespoon simple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Lemon wedge
  • Colored sugar

Details

Servings 1
Preparation time 5mins
Cooking time 70mins
Adapted from bettycrocker.com

Preparation

Step 1

To make simple syrup, mix sugar and water in 1-quart saucepan. Heat to boiling over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and set aside to cool, about 1 hour. Pour syrup into glass jar, cover jar and refrigerate until needed. 1 1/4 cups (use 1 tablespoon per margarita).

To prepare cocktail, add cranberry juice, tequila, orange-flavored liqueur, simple syrup and lemon juice to cocktail shaker filled with ice. Cover and shake. Rub rim of martini glass with lemon wedge; dip in sugar. Strain cocktail into glass.

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