Whether you wish to delight your visitors, or hush your uncle’s political rants … here’s the perfect mixed drink to do both at your Thanksgiving gathering this year!
Fresh Cranberry Margarita
tequila|orange juice|lime juice|cranberry orange jam
Single Drink: 4oz.
— 1.5 oz. tequila
— 1oz. fresh orange juice
— 0.5 oz. fresh lime juice
— 1oz. cranberry orange jam *
— sugar spice rim **
— star anise garnish
Combine tequila, orange juice, lime juice, and jam into a shaker of ice. Shake beverage. Put into sugar spice rimmed glass over fresh ice. Garnish with star anise.
* Cranberry jam
— 1-1/2 cup fresh cranberries
— 1/2 cup light agave nectar or sugar
— 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
— 2 teaspoons orange passion (from 1 to 2 oranges)
Integrate all ingredients into a small pot. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 15-20 minutes. Let cool 4 hours prior to utilizing in cocktail.
** Sugar and spice rim
— 1 tablespoon kosher salt
— 1 tablespoon sugar
— 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
— 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
— 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves or allspice
Mix contents and place on a shallow plate wide enough for glass. Wet glass rim with fresh lime or orange juice. Then dip the glass rim into mix.