Toast to the firework with these Patriotic Margaritas.
- 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
- Lemon wedge
- Colored sugar
Preparation time 5mins
Cooking time 70mins
Adapted from bettycrocker.com
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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