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Cranberry Orange Margarita

Cranberry Orange Margarita

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Today’s Cranberry Orange Margarita is inspired by special Fall drinks offered at the Old Key West Resort in Walt Disney World. From the reviews I read, this drink sounded amazing. I came up with a recipe and yes, it is amazing! I definitely encourage you to try this one, it is a new favorite in our household. The cranberry sauce adds both tart and sweetness to the drink and pairs perfectly with the orange, lemon and lime juices. All the great things about a traditional margarita but with a fall twist.

This drink will make a great party starter for your Thanksgiving festivities. It’s also the perfect color for upcoming Christmas celebrations. Serve with Turkey Cranberry Crostini appetizers to get the celebration started.

Cranberry Week

It’s Cranberry Week! I’m joining a group of bloggers all sharing cranberry-inspired blog recipes from Nov 4-8 2019. These recipes will use fresh cranberries, dried, frozen, sauce, and juice. See all the other delicious cranberry recipes being shared today (and follow #CranberryWeek to see even more):

Cranberry Orange Margarita Recipe

Cranberry Orange Margarita

Cranberry Orange Margarita

Yield: 2 drinks

Cranberry Orange Margarita is inspired by specialty Fall drinks offered at the Old Key West Resort in Walt Disney World. Yum!


Cranberry Sauce

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen cranberries
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. grated orange rind
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice

Cranberry Orange Margarita

  • 1/3 cup Tequila (2 shots)
  • 1 ½ tbsp. Triple Sec (1/2 shot)
  • 3 tbsp. 1 shot Sweet and Sour (1 shot)
  • 6 oz. prepared cranberry sauce
  • 1 lime, fresh squeezed


Combine water and cranberries in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat; boil 8 to 10 minutes or until skins pop. Remove from heat. Process cranberries in a food processor until pureed. In a bowl, combine the pureed cranberries, orange juice, orange zest, lemon juice and sugar. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Press through a fine mesh strainer, discarding solids. Cover and refrigerate until needed.

In a cocktail shaker, combine the ingredients for the margarita in a cocktail shaker filled with crushed ice. Shake and pour over ice in cocktail glasses. Serve immediately.


Cranberry Sauce adapted from Christmas with Southern Living 2004 book.

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