These Cranberry Pitcher Margaritas with Spiced Salty Sugar Rim are a super festive vacation cocktail to make for a crowd! The margaritas are made amongst tequila, orangish liqueur, fresh lime juice, cranberry juice, a touch of freshly squeezed orangish juice, in addition to simple syrup! To make them extra exceptional, the glasses go rimmed inwards a spiced salty sugar. The best variety of holiday cheer!
Having a adept pitcher cocktail for the holidays is always a must for me – because who wants to be shaking cocktails every 5 minutes for your guests?! Not I. I love having a fun signature cocktail when I entertain, because it only makes the even a lilliputian more exceptional. I e'er take vino as well as beer, simply having an extra fun cocktail equally an option is ever a HUGE striking. These cranberry margaritas are my #1 selection for this holiday flavor!
Ever since I shared these pitcher cocktail + mocktail recipes over the summer for my Summer Entertaining Series, you lot guys have been asking for more than! I figured the holidays would be a perfect time to share another, as well as my beverage of pick is e'er a margarita, so I decided to make this rattling real vibrant as well as festive version!
It starts off like all of my margaritas make: amongst tequila, Grand Marnier, freshly squeezed lime juice (I highly recommend using a juicer like this one if you’re making them pitcher-style!), and unproblematic syrup.
For the festive part of these drinks, I added cranberry juice, freshly squeezed orange juice to residuum out all of the tartness, as well as a spiced salty carbohydrate rim! It sounds fancy, simply it’sec non! It’s but margarita salt, carbohydrate, cinnamon, allspice, too cloves – in addition to you go a footling fleck of that vacation spice inwards every quaff, and it’sec just delightful.
And to become the extra extra mile of making these even more than festive, y'all can make sugared cranberries to garnish them amongst! Totally not required, just they’re SO pretty in addition to add such a holiday bear on. I’ve included directions on how to make them below!
This makes a pretty decent sized pitcher – it should brand plenty for eight around drinks! You tin can as well make it ahead of fourth dimension as well as chill it inward the refrigerator for several hours. I personally don’t similar to make these the dark earlier, because sometimes squeezed lime juice tin can become weird/bitter the longer it sits, and so the earliest I’d make these is the morn of!
What y'all tin can do ahead of time though, is brand your elementary syrup, the salty saccharide, too the sugared cranberries!
The residue of flavors inwards these margaritas is perfect as well as it definitely took close to trial as well as error since lime juice in addition to cranberry juice are both so tart! It power audio similar a lot of elementary syrup, merely these aren’t what I’d regard sugariness. All of the lime juice + cranberry really need it! Plus, it makes and so many! The freshly squeezed orangish juice is really what makes these though. You wouldn’t fifty-fifty necessarily know that it’second inwards there, simply it really adds to the overall season profile.
They are SO adept in addition to how tin yous crush that festive vacation color?!
If yous require a festive, terminal-infinitesimal Thanksgiving cocktail to make for tomorrow, brand these!
And if you lot need more holiday cocktail inspo, here are a few more of my faves!
Spiced Orange Apple Cider Sangria
Winter Citrus Crush
Pear Ginger Champagne Punch
Spiced Blood Orange Palomas
Apple Pie Bourbon Fizz
Sparkling Blood Orange Sangria
Winter Rosé Sangria
Spiced Cranberry Old Fashioned
Pomegranate Rosemary Clementine Margaritas
too if yous enquire me…it’s not too early for Christmas Sangria!
Cranberry Pitcher Margaritas alongside a Spiced Salty Sugar Rim
These Cranberry Pitcher Margaritas with Spiced Salty Sugar Rim are a super festive vacation cocktail to brand for a crowd! The margaritas are made amongst tequila, orange liqueur, fresh lime juice, cranberry juice, a bear upon of freshly squeezed orangish juice, in addition to elementary syrup! To brand them extra particular, the spectacles become rimmed in a spiced salty sugar. The best kind of vacation cheer!
Prep Time xx minutes
Cook Time five minutes
Servings six -viii