• 45ml Tequila (white)
  • 20ml Cointreau
  • 20ml Fresh lime juice
  • 15ml Unsweetened Cranberry Juice
  • 1 tsp Sugar syrup

Process Steps

  1. Rim a chilled martini glass with granulated sugar
  2. Add cubed ice to a cocktail shaker
  3. Pour tequila, cranberry juice, Cointreau, lime juice and simple syrup onto the ice
  4. Shake firmly
  5. Strain and pour into your glass
  6. Garnish with plump fresh cranberries and/or a sprig of rosemary

Love the fruity sharp zing of a Margarita but looking to sip on something a wee bit more festive? Enter the Christmas Margarita recipe! It makes the perfect thirst-quenching Christmas cocktail.

With a splash of cranberry this fruity little number is at more like a Cosmopolitan than the infamous Mexican drink but every bit as delicious. You'll find all the classic ingredients but we've added tart refreshing 100% cranberry juice (and sugar syrup to keep the cocktail well balanced).

Here’s how to make it this very festive cocktail:


Here’s what you’ll need to make a Christmas Margarita:

  • 1 cocktail shaker (the Boston shaker is best)
  • 1 Martini cocktail glass 
  • 1 Hawthorne strainer 

Christmas margarita recipe variations


If you want something a bit less tangy, you can opt for the White Christmas Margarita. This rich festive cocktail swaps the cranberry juice for coconut milk and gives you smoother creamy version. 

Follow these instructions to the letter and you'll be supping in the perfect Christmas Margarita in no time.

Enjoy and Merry Christmas!

Looking for more festive treats? If you're hosting a Christmas party, impress the guests with these easy Christmas cocktails. Alternatively, start the night right with some Christmas shot recipes

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