Sweet and tart Sparkling Orange Cranberry Margaritas are a festive drink for holiday celebrations.
Prep Time:10 mins
Total Time:10 mins
Yield:4-5 servings 1x
8 oz silver tequila
8 oz cranberry juice (not cranberry cocktail)
4 oz orange liquor
4 oz orange juice
4 oz lime juice
¼ cup sugar
2 cans Schweppes Orange Sparkling Water
½ cup sugar
2 tbsp salt
1 orange zest
lime wedges, for serving
orange wedges, for serving
2 cups sugar
2 cups cranberries
Add tequila, cranberry juice, orange liquor, orange juice, lime juice, and sugar in a large pitcher. Stir to combine.
In a shallow bowl, combine ½ cup sugar, salt, and orange zest.
Rim four glasses with a lime or orange wedge. Dip into sugar/salt mixture. Fill cups with crushed ice. Pour drink mixture hallway full and top off with Schweppes Orange Sparkling Water.
Top with sugared cranberries, lime wedges, and orange wedges.
Sugared Cranberries: Add ½ cup sugar and ½ cup water to a small sauce pan and bring to a boil, until sugar dissolves (about 2-3 minutes). Remove from heat and add cranberries, stirring to coat. Let cranberries sit in mixture for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, lay cranberries out on a baking sheet and allow to dry for 10-15 minutes. Pour remaining sugar over cranberries and toss to coat.