Yield: 3-4 servings


  • 1 cup cranberry juice
  • ½ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ cup tequila
  • ¼ cup triple sec (or other orange liqueur)
  • 3 tbsp. simple syrup*
  • Coarse sugar or salt
  • Ice
  • Lime wedges and/or fresh cranberries, for garnish
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    Combine cranberry and lime juices, tequila, triple sec and simple syrup in a large liquid measuring cup. Stir well to combine. Serve over ice in glasses rimmed with coarse sugar or salt, if desired.

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    *In a small saucepan, combine equal parts sugar and water.  (I usually use 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar, and keep on hand in the fridge for use in beverages.) Cook over medium-high heat, stirring, until sugar dissolves completely. Transfer to a heat-proof pitcher and refrigerate until well chilled, about 30 minutes before use in a drink.  Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 2 months.