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Margarita: How to Make the Perfect Cranberry Margarita


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  • 4 cups cranberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • Agave Syrup
  • 3 T Blanco tequila
  • 2 T Orange liquor
  • Limes



Step 1

Combine cranberries, water and sugar in a large saucepan over high heat.

Strain cranberry mixture through fine mesh sieve, adding up to 1 cup additional water to make more syrup. Press and stir cranberries against sieve to extract as much syrup as possible.
You will end up with a beautiful ruby-red cranberry syrup! I use mine for cocktails (margaritas, champagne, etc...), but this syrup would also be good over pancakes or waffles.
Makes ~ 3-4 cups syrup (great holiday gift!). Store in refrigerator for up to one month.
In a shaker over ice, mix 2-3 T cranberry syrup, 3 T silver tequila, 2 T orange liquor (not triple sec!) juice of 1 lime and a squeeze of agave nectar. Pour into chilled martini glasses. Cheers!

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