Fresh Cranberry Orange Margaritas - Taste Love and Nourish

Fresh Cranberry Orange Margaritas - Taste Love and Nourish

I’m pretty sure Margaritas may be my favorite cocktail.  Citrusy and refreshing.  I’ve had this version, with fresh cranberries and oranges, in my head forever. I finally got around to testing it this week and the results were better than I’d imagined. Even Lola begged for a taste.

Yes, you can absolutely take a short-cut and use bottled cranberry and orange juice, but I personally think this is so worth the little bit of effort.  This method, using a simple syrup, adds a more concentrated flavor that you can adjust and play around with. The syrup can be made up to a week in advance, bottled up and ready when you need it. Perfect. And personally, I love that this syrup has less added sugar than traditional recipes and gives you the option of using natural sweeteners like honey or maple.

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups fresh cranberries
  • ½ cup fresh orange juice
  • ¾ cup water
  • ¼ cup honey, pure maple syrup or granulated sugar
  • 1 or 2 orange slices
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 ounces white tequila
  • ½ ounce triple sec
  • 2 ounces cranberry orange simple syrup
  • fresh lime juice as needed
  • 8 ounces tequila
  • 4 ounces triple sec
  • 8 ounces cranberry orange simple syrup
  • fresh lime juice as needed
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