Cranberry and lime flavors come together with tequila for the most amazing Saint Nickarita Christmas Margarita! Perfect for all of your Christmas parties and holiday gatherings, this easy Cranberry margarita is perfect for enjoying under the mistletoe!
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The BEST Cranberry Margarita for the Holidays!
Do you have any Christmas parties or holiday gatherings coming up? Could you use some fresh, new ideas for holiday cocktails that don’t involve eggnog?
If you answered yes, then you’re definitely in the right place! This Saint Nickarita is not only the perfect holiday libation, it’s festive, easy to make and wonderfully delicious!
Here’s how this simple, delicious Christmas Margarita is made:
How do you make a Saint Nickarita Cranberry Margarita?
Start by filling a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the tequila, lime juice, cranberry juice, and Cointreau. Fit the shaker with a tight-fitting lid, and shake to combine. Pour into a margarita glass (rimmed with salt, or without) and top off with club soda, if desired.
What fruit do I need for a Cranberry margarita?
For a cranberry margarita, you’ll need limes (for fresh lime juice) and some fresh cranberries. These are optional, but add some nice color as a garnish to the glass.
Do you love using fresh cranberries during the holidays? Check out some of my other cranberry recipes and ideas:
When should I serve a Christmas margarita?
Christmas margaritas are perfect to serve for a holiday or New Years Eve party.
The past few years I’ve hosted a little holiday party at our house. I invite a few of our friends and neighbors over for some food, drinks and holiday cheer. It’s nothing fancy, but I do serve some appetizers and cocktails along with a dinner. It’s our way of showing our friends how much we love and appreciate them.
At my party last year I had a holiday themed cocktail that I made in advance and chilled for the party. Having a great holiday cocktail really sets the mood for the evening and is also a nice change of pace from the standard beer and wine.
I made a big pitcher of the cocktail, which worked wonderfully, as I didn’t have to tend to the cocktail shaker for the entire evening. Having it prepared in advance allowed our guests to serve themselves and freed me up to socialize.
What kind of alcohol is margarita?
The primary alcohol in a margarita is tequila. Often, margarita recipes also call for an orange or citrus liqueur, like Cointreau.
Is Triple Sec necessary for margaritas?
No, triple sec is not necessary for margaritas. You can substitute Cointreau, which is a citrus, orange liqueur.
Love margaritas? Check out my other margarita recipes:
- Peach Margarita
- Watermelon Margarita Recipe
- Pineapple Margarita
- Strawberry Lime Margaritas
- Coconut Margarita
- Mango Margarita
- How to Make a Skinny Margarita
If you loved this delicious Christmas drink recipe, check out my other holiday cocktail ideas:
- Tiramisu Cocktail
- Baileys Espresso Martini
- Chocolate Cake Martini
- Hot Mulled Apple Cider
- Fireball Apple Cider Hot Toddy
- Cranberry Moscow Mule
- Pomegranate Citrus Champagne Cocktail
- Spiked Eggnog
- Amaretto Hot Chocolate
- Creamy Hot Buttered Rum
- Spiked White Hot Chocolate
- Whiskey Apple Cider Cocktail
- Slow Cooker Mulled Wine
- Brandy Alexander
- 60 Amazing Holiday Cocktail Ideas
- Spiked Peppermint Hot Chocolate at Real Housemoms
Here’s the recipe for this easy Saint Nickarita Christmas Margarita:
- 1 1/2 ounces tequila
- 1/2 ounce cranberry juice
- 1 ounce lime juice
- 1 ounce orange liqueur (like Cointreau)
- 1 ounce club soda
- fresh cranberries and lime wedges (for garnish)
- Combine the tequila, cranberry juice, lime juice, orange liqueur and ice in a cocktail shaker.
- Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Top with club soda.
- Garnish with skewered cranberries and lime wedges. Rim margarita glasses with salt, if desired.
If making a large batch to serve out of a pitcher, simply multiply the recipe by the number of guests attending. Keep the pitcher on ice to ensure the drinks are poured cold.
If you don't have a cocktail shaker, simply use a mason jar with a tight-fitting lid.
Nutrition Information:Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 112Sodium: 7mgCarbohydrates: 4gSugar: 2g
I hope your holiday season is merry and bright, and you’re surrounded with family and friends to enjoy the fantastic drink! Cheers! ~Erin