White Christmas Margaritas Recipe
For a festive drink to carry you through the holiday season, mix up a Christmas margarita. The recipe adds white cranberry and coconut to the iconic tequila cocktail.
Bring the refreshing taste of a margarita into your holiday celebrations. This recipe for a Christmas margarita offers a little seasonal flair against a comforting tropical backdrop. It's easy to mix up and a lot of fun to share with friends.
The base of a classic margarita remains untouched: you'll combine a good silver tequila with your favorite orange liqueur and fresh lime juice. White cranberry juice adds a semi-sweet, fruity touch and coconut milk gives it a tropical twist that's still perfect for winter. Adding the cinnamon sugar rim and the rosemary, cranberry, and lime garnishes enhance its festive appeal and flavor.
- Cinnamon sugar (for rim)
- 1 lime wedge
- 1 1/2 ounces silver tequila
- 1 ounce coconut milk
- 1/2 ounce orange liqueur (triple sec or Grand Marnier)
- 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
- 1/2 ounce white cranberry juice
- Garnish: lime slice
- Garnish: cranberries
- Garnish: rosemary sprig
- Gather the ingredients.
- Rim an old-fashioned glass with cinnamon sugar: Begin by wiping a lime wedge around the edge of the glass to wet the rim, then roll it in a shallow dish of cinnamon sugar.
- In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour the tequila, coconut milk, orange liqueur, lime juice, and white cranberry juice. Shake well.
- Strain into the prepared glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a lime slice, a few cranberries, and a sprig of rosemary.
- Serve and enjoy!
- Cartons of coconut milk can easily be found in most grocer's dairy section because it's a popular alternative to dairy milk. It's made to drink straight and lower in fat than the canned variety. Vanilla-flavored coconut milk is particularly delicious in this cocktail.
- For a richer taste, you can use canned coconut milk. Since it separates in the can, give it a good shake before you open it.
- To make cinnamon sugar, simply combine 1 part ground cinnamon and 3 parts white sugar until you get an even color.
- If you can't find fresh cranberries for the garnish, look in the grocer's freezer section. When you do spot the fresh fruits, flash freeze them, then transfer them to a plastic freezer bag and keep frozen for future use.