Christmas Margarita

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This Christmas Margarita is always a huge hit for Holiday gatherings and so simple to make. Flavored with cranberry, pomegranate, lime and Tequila.

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The Best Christmas Margarita Recipe

Adult drinks are almost a must with how crazy the holidays get, with worrying about presents, family reunions, a Christmas party, etc. This Christmas margarita recipe is a combination of cranberry, pomegranate, and key lime juice. Which is then spiked with orange liqueur and gold Tequila with a salted syrup rim. A super fun twist on a classic margarita.

Key Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Juice: You will need a combination of cranberry (red or white cranberry juice), pomegranate, and key lime juice.
  • Liquor: You will need orange liquor and Gold Tequila for this cocktail.
  • Rim: You will dip the rim into simple syrup and coat it with margarita salt.
Close Up of Christmas Margarita

How To Make Christmas Margaritas

  • Step 1. Dip the rim of the glass in simple syrup, then in the salt. Put ice in the glass to fill it. Put 3-4 ice cubes into a cocktail shaker with the juices, Tequila, and orange Liquor and shake to fully incorporate.
  • Step 2. Add the combined mixture into the prepared glass. Garnish with fresh cranberries and a lime wedge if desired. Serve and enjoy!

Best Way To Decorate a Christmas Margarita?

There are a few pretty ways to make this cocktail pop! I will sometimes use frosting and sprinkles for the rim of the glass instead of simple syrup/salt. You can also add a gold cake shimmer into the mixture for a cool effect. Feel free to also use fresh fruits like orange slices to garnish. Add some sprigs of rosemary for a beautiful presentation.

Tips & Tricks

  • Frozen: Turn this into a frozen margarita by adding the ingredients to a blender with ice.
  • The Rim: If you don’t have simple syrup, your best bet for a substitute is honey. Replace the salt with a cinnamon sugar rim if you prefer.
  • Double: or triple the ingredients if you need more than 1 glass.  You can store any extra in a pitcher with a lid depending on how much you will make.
Christmas Margarita

How To Make A White Christmas Margarita

This is also a delicious version that looks snowy white.

  • 2 cups cream of coconut
  • 1 cup silver tequila
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • ½ cup fresh lime juice (3 limes)
  • ⅓ cup triple sec
  • ¼ cup honey

Mix the coconut cream, tequila, coconut milk, lime juice, triple sec and honey in a large pitcher. Prepare glass the same way as directions below.

White Christmas Margarita

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Christmas Margarita in a clear glass.
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Christmas Margarita

The Holidays are all about having fun and enjoying yourself in any way that you can. This Christmas Margarita is a sweet, tangy, and delicious blend of juice and liquor that will make this winter all the more joyful.
Servings: 1 cocktail
Prep: 4 minutes
Total: 4 minutes



  • Take your glass and dip it into the simple syrup then the margarita salt.
  • Fill your glass with ice.
  • Take a cocktail shaker and add 3-4 pieces of ice, the juices, tequila, and orange liquor.
  • Shake to combine.
  • Pour the cocktail mixture into the glass.
  • Garnish and enjoy

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Serving: 1g | Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 0.4g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 156mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg


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