Why I love this white Christmas margarita
The holiday season is upon us, and I’m feeling a little more prepared than usual. Probably because there isn’t much else to focus on right now, and we all need extra holiday cheer this season.
Which is why we need extra holiday cocktail recipes ready to go. This cranberry ginger margarita is a fun twist on my regular cranberry margarita, but the addition of ginger beer gives it spicy, holiday spin.
These Christmas margaritas will go great will all of your favorite holiday appetizers. We love serving ours with bacon wrapped water chestnuts, pork rillettes, and peel and eat shrimp. And, don’t forget your favorite decorated sugar cookies!
Here’s what you’ll need to make it
- Cocktail shaker
- Cocktail jigger
- Salt rimmer
- Margarita or lowball glasses
Virgin margaritas? If you want to make a non-alcoholic version of this drink, simply replace the 4 ounces of tequila with an additional ounce of cranberry juice and lime juice. Then add a little extra ginger ale to fill up the cup.
How to make Christmas margaritas
Rim your glasses. Salt or sugar? You can go either way here. I actually prefer a mix to rim these cranberry margaritas. Once they’re rimmed, fill them with ice.
Measure the ingredients. Add tequila, cranberry juice and lime juice to a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
Shake and strain. Shake the margaritas until the shaker gets super cold. Then, strain them into your prepared glasses, dividing the amount equally.
Wash and garnish. Fill the rest of the glass with ginger beer, and top with your favorite garnish. I like a few fresh cranberries and rosemary because it seems extra festive, but you can also go with a traditional lime wedge.
More tequila recipes you’ll love:
- Mezcal paloma recipe
- Fresh prickly pear margaritas
- Spicy jalapeño margaritas
- Pineapple mezcal margarita
More holiday drink recipes:
- Peppermint frozen hot chocolate
- Christmas sangria
- French mulled wine
- Brandy old fashioned
- Vegan hot chocolate
Bursting with flavors of the season, and tequila, these White Christmas margaritas, made with white cranberry juice and ginger beer, are going to be your new favorite holiday cocktail.
- 4 ounces tequila
- 4 ounces cranberry juice
- 2 ounces lime juice
- 1 can ginger beer
- Lime slices
- In a cocktail shaker with ice, combine tequila, cranberry juice and lime juice. Shake until cold and strain into glasses filled with ice.
- Top with ginger ale and garnish with a lime slice.
Keywords: dairy free, vegan, egg free, gluten free, easy, cocktail, Christmas, tequila, cranberry
Last Updated on December 21, 2020 by Melissa Belanger