Patriotic Margaritas

Toast to the firework with these Patriotic Margaritas.

Photo by Ally H.
Adapted from bettycrocker.com

PREP TIME

5

minutes

TOTAL TIME

70

minutes

SERVINGS

1

serving

PREP TIME

5

minutes

TOTAL TIME

70

minutes

SERVINGS

1

servings

Adapted from bettycrocker.com

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

Directions

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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