Frosty Cranberry Margarita

This Frosty Cranberry Margarita is a delightful and festive cocktail perfect for the holiday season. It combines the tangy flavors of cranberry and lime with the smoothness of tequila and orange liqueur, creating a refreshing and visually appealing drink that will surely be a hit at any Christmas gathering.

Frosty Cranberry Margarita

A refreshing and visually appealing cranberry margarita with the perfect balance of tangy cranberry and smooth tequila, ideal for festive celebrations.

4.68 from 61 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins


  • 1/8 cup kosher salt (optional; for rimming the glass)
  • 1/8 cup granulated sugar (optional; for rimming the glass)
  • 1/4 cup frozen cranberries
  • 2 ounces good quality tequila, (such as Casa Noble)
  • 2 ounces good quality orange liqueur, (such as Cointreau)
  • 3 ounces cranberry juice cocktail
  • 3/4-1 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice, (plus lime wedge for garnish)


  1. In a small bowl, combine the salt and sugar. Spread the mixture in a thin, even layer on a small plate.
  2. Run a lime wedge around the rim of the serving glass and dip it in the salt-sugar mix.
  3. Fill the glass with ice and top with the cranberries.
  4. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the tequila, orange liqueur, cranberry juice cocktail, and lime juice. Shake to combine.
  5. Pour the mixture into the prepared glass. Garnish with a lime wedge and serve.