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Cranberry Ginger Margaritas – Baker by Nature

Skip the shop purchased margarita combine and whip up these simple cranberry ginger margaritas! The home made ginger easy syrup is made with tons of contemporary ginger, so it has nice taste. Garnish with candied contemporary cranberries and a lime wedge make a shocking cranberry cocktail everybody will love!

Pitcher Cranberry Margaritas

It’s formally vacation cocktail season! And meaning we’re sipping a lot of cozy drinks. Just a few of my favorites? Simple cranberry apple mules, cranberry cinnamon whiskey sours, Honeycrisp apple cider sangria, and now: cranberry ginger margaritas!

And these aren’t simply any cranberry margaritas! They’re spiked with probably the most deliciously festive ginger easy syrup, and so they’re made in a pitcher, which is a lot simpler than busting out a cocktail shaker and making single serving cocktails for each visitor. I’ll go into extra element about each ingredient under, however I additionally perceive should you leap to the recipe and get to creating these instantly. It IS Friday in any case *wink.

Cranberry Margarita Elements

  • Granulated Sugar: Provides sweetness and balances out the tart cranberry and barely spicy ginger flavors. Gentle brown sugar can truly be used, however will alter the flavour and shade of this cocktail.
  • Water: For our easy syrup. Don’t sub every other liquid right here!
  • Ginger: Contemporary!!! Don’t, I repeat DO NOT, sub floor ginger on this recipe. If you happen to actually don’t wish to make the ginger easy syrup or yow will discover contemporary ginger, I’d counsel skipping it and topping the cocktail with ginger ale or ginger beer as a substitute.
  • limes: you’ll want contemporary lime juice, you’ll additionally wish to seize a pair extras since you’ll use the peel within the easy syrup and slices or spirals to garnish!
  • Tequila: we love utilizing blanco tequila right here, and suggest that’s what you employ too.
  • Orange Liqueur: Grand Marnier or Cointreau are my prime picks!
  • Cranberry Juice: As a result of we’re including a easy syrup, I counsel utilizing pure cranberry juice aka unsweetened cranberry juice, and never cranberry juice cocktail, which is loaded with added sugars.
  • Oranges: You’ll use contemporary orange juice within the precise margarita combination, and slices as a garnish, if desired, in fact.

Extra methods to Add Pizzazz

  • Sugared Cranberries: Aka candied cranberries! these are really easy to make and take any cocktail from fairly to a complete showstopper. They’re nice on desserts, too.
  • Rosemary sprigs or Mint: Contemporary herbs at all times make a beautiful garnish!
  • Sugar: Be happy to rub a lime or orange across the rim of your cocktail glasses and dip them in sugar. A sugar rim is scrumptious and positively elevates the look of your drinks! You too can use salt should you favor a salty marg.
  • Citrus Slices: Or spirals, wedges, and many others! Use limes or oranges right here so as to add a pop of contemporary shade to your cocktail.

Let’s Make Margaritas!

  1. Make the easy syrup! You should definitely cool for no less than half-hour earlier than including it to the pitcher. The excellent news? You are able to do this as much as 2 weeks upfront and retailer within the fridge till wanted.
  2. Bust out your largest pitcher and mix all the substances, together with the easy syrup! Stir, stir, stir… you actually need all the flavors to marry and meld collectively.
  3. Fill glasses with ice, prime with cranberry margarita combine, garnish your hearts delight, sip, and repeat!

Cheers to the weekend… and to the official begin of the vacation season! See you tomorrow with an ideal vacation appetizer.

Extra Margarita Recipes:

Cranberry Ginger Margaritas

Ashley Manila

Skip the shop purchased margarita combine and whip up these simple cranberry ginger margaritas! The home made ginger easy syrup is made with tons of contemporary ginger, so it has nice taste.

Course Cocktail

Delicacies Mexican


For the Ginger Easy Syrup:

  • 1 cup (199g) granulated sugar
  • 1 and 1/2 cups (340ml) water
  • 2 2″ strips lime peel
  • 3 ounces contemporary ginger peeled

For the Cranberry Margaritas:

  • 2 cups (454ml) blanco tequila
  • 1 and 1/4 cups (284ml) orange liqueur
  • 1 cup (227ml) unsweetened cranberry juice
  • 3/4 cup (170ml) contemporary lime juice
  • 1/2 cup (113ml) contemporary orange juice

Garnish Concepts:

  • contemporary mint sprigs elective
  • contemporary rosemary sprigs elective
  • candied cranberries elective
  • lime slices elective
  • orange slices elective


For the Ginger Easy Syrup:

  • In a medium saucepan, mix the sugar, water, ginger, and lime peel. Convey to a rolling simmer over medium-high warmth and cook dinner, stirring incessantly, till the sugar has fully dissolved. Then scale back to medium-low and proceed simmering, stirring often, for quarter-hour. 

  • Take away from warmth and put aside and funky for no less than half-hour. 

  • As soon as cool, pressure syrup into a big measuring cup, by way of a wonderful mesh strainer. Discard ginger and lime peel. Set syrup apart till wanted. Or cowl and retailer within the fridge till wanted, as much as two weeks.

For the Cranberry Margaritas:

  • In a big pitcher mix all the easy syrup (above) with the tequila, orange liqueur, cranberry juice, contemporary lime juice, and orange juice. Stir properly.

  • Fill glasses with ice, then pour margarita combine on prime. Garish options: sugared cranberries, rosemary sprigs, mint sprigs, lime slices, and/or orange slices. Or something your coronary heart wishes. All garnish choices are simply concepts and completely elective!

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