Cadillac Cranberry Margaritas
Tart, sweet, and citrusy Cadillac cranberry margaritas are a unique and boozy cocktail for the holidays! They are simple to mix up and always a crowd-pleaser!
- 1 1/2 oz reposado tequila
- 3/4 oz simple syrup
- 1/2 oz lime juice freshly squeezed
- 3/4 oz Triple Sec
- 1 1/2 oz unsweetened cranberry juice
- Grand Marnier to float
- Lime wheels/wedges, Tajin, margarita salt, and cranberries for serving
Shake some salt onto a small plate or shallow bowl. Rub the rim of a rocks glass or margarita glass with a lime wedge. Dip the rim of the glass in the salt, and fill the glass with ice. Dip half of a lime wheel into a bit of Tajin and set aside (optional).
In a cocktail shaker, combine the reposado tequila, simple syrup, lime juice, the leftover wedge of lime, Triple Sec, cranberry juice, and a pinch of salt. Fill the cocktail shaker with a handful or two of ice. Cover, and shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker is very cold and frosty, about 20-30 seconds.
Strain the margarita into the prepared glass. Finish with a float of Grand Marnier (about 1 ounce). Garnish with a few cranberries and the Tajin-coated lime (or a regular lime wheel). Enjoy!
If you're not a fan of cranberry juice, try unsweetened pomegranate or grapefruit juice.
Add the leftover wedge of lime to the cocktail shaker. When shaking, the oils from the lime peel will add a lovely, more complex flavor!
If you can't find reposado tequila, use blanco tequila or mezcal if you like a smoky cocktail.
Serving: 1cocktailCalories: 259kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 0.1gSodium: 149mgPotassium: 50mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 27gCalcium: 2mg