Skip the shop purchased margarita combine and whip up these straightforward cranberry ginger margaritas! The do-it-yourself ginger easy syrup is made with tons of recent ginger, so it has nice taste. Garnish with candied recent 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 numerous cozy drinks. A couple of 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 essentially the most deliciously festive ginger easy syrup, they usually’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 beneath, however I additionally perceive in case 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. Mild brown sugar can truly be used, however will alter the flavour and shade of this cocktail.
  • Water: For our easy syrup. Don’t sub some other liquid right here!
  • Ginger: Recent!!! Don’t, I repeat DO NOT, sub floor ginger on this recipe. Should you actually don’t need to make the ginger easy syrup or you’ll find recent ginger, I’d recommend skipping it and topping the cocktail with ginger ale or ginger beer as a substitute.
  • limes: you’ll want recent lime juice, you’ll additionally need 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 utilize too.
  • Orange Liqueur: Grand Marnier or Cointreau are my prime picks!
  • Cranberry Juice: As a result of we’re including a easy syrup, I recommend utilizing pure cranberry juice aka unsweetened cranberry juice, and never cranberry juice cocktail, which is loaded with added sugars.
  • Oranges: You’ll use recent orange juice within the precise margarita combination, and slices as a garnish, if desired, after all.

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: Recent herbs all the time make a stunning 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 undoubtedly elevates the look of your drinks! You may also use salt in case you desire a salty marg.
  • Citrus Slices: Or spirals, wedges, and so forth! Use limes or oranges right here so as to add a pop of recent shade to your cocktail.

Let’s Make Margaritas!

  1. Make the easy syrup! Remember to cool for a minimum of 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 elements, 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 straightforward cranberry ginger margaritas! The do-it-yourself ginger easy syrup is made with tons of recent 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 recent 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) recent lime juice
  • 1/2 cup (113ml) recent orange juice

Garnish Concepts:

  • recent mint sprigs non-obligatory
  • recent rosemary sprigs non-obligatory
  • candied cranberries non-obligatory
  • lime slices non-obligatory
  • orange slices non-obligatory


For the Ginger Easy Syrup:

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

  • Take away from warmth and put aside and funky for a minimum of half-hour. 

  • As soon as cool, pressure syrup into a big measuring cup, via a effective 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, recent lime juice, and orange juice. Stir nicely.

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

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