Discover a cranberry tequila cocktail that will revolutionise your Christmas drinks. Break away from the traditional holiday drinks this Christmas with a cranberry tequila cocktail. This delightful Christmas cocktail combines the tanginess of cranberries and, the zestiness of orange juice with the smoothness of tequila, creating a sensational experience for your taste buds.
This festive twist on a classic cocktail will surely become a highlight of your holiday party. Add a touch of fun and excitement to your Christmas celebration with a cranberry tequila cocktail.
How to Make
Substitutions and Variations
Making Ahead Options
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Why you’ll love this Cranberry Tequila Cocktail recipe
It takes Christmas cocktails in a whole new direction! The cranberry tequila cocktail is perfect for those who can’t bare to drink one more glass of mulled wine or egg nog.
You also only need three ingredients for this Christmas tequila cocktail: tequila cranberry and orange juice! Nice and simple, perfect for when the guests start pouring in.
What I love most about this Christmas cocktail recipe is that you can adjust it to your taste. Want something shaper? Add more lime. Prefer a fruity drink, top up the orange juice. It keeps even the pickiest of elves happy.
For the full recipe and instructions scroll to the bottom of the page for the recipe card.
One of my favourite spirits, I love adding tequila into cocktails. Its elegant sharp flavours pair perfectly with the mix of sweet and tart in this tequila cranberry cocktail.
Usually reserved for morning mimosas, adding orange juice to this cocktail is wonderful! You can use freshly squeezed orange juice if you fancy or shop-bought is good too. I would recommend getting one without bits unless you enjoy lumpy cocktails.
So much sweeter than its fruity source, cranberry juice is a staple in many Christmas cocktails. When you use cranberry juice, adding a squeeze of lime juice is always good to increase the sharpness.
Kah Blanco Tequila
Kah Blanco tequila comes in an amazing bottle which is inspired by the traditional Calaveras used in Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebrations in Mexico. It looks amazing on your shelf too.
It has subtle notes of sweet almonds, grass and more vibrant herbal agave scents too. The palate of Kah blanco tequila is unique in its developing nuttiness and peppery warmth with hints of cinnamon and citrus.
How to make Cranberry Tequila Cocktail – step by step
Making this Cranberry Christmas cocktail couldn’t be simpler.
Start by chilling your glass with some ice cubes while preparing and measuring out your other ingredients for the Christmas Tequila Cocktail.
Firstly, measure your tequila and pour this into your glass over the ice cubes.
Then, in no particualr order, top your drink with cranberry and orange juiceto taste. I like to use more crnaberry for the sharper tarty flavour.
Lastly, give it a quick mix and decorate your glass with a lime slice and serve.
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You can even add some lime juice to the body of the cocktail to take it up a notch. A lime twist pairs perfectly with sweet cranberry juice.
Make sure your juices are cool and kept in the fridge to keep this cocktail light and refreshing.
Use frozen cranberries instead of ice cubes to chill your drink, they are delicious to snack on afterwards and don’t water down your Christmas tequila cocktail.
Cranberry Tequila Cocktail Substitutions and variations
You can omit either of the juices in this recipe to make an orange juice and tequila cocktail or a cranberry tequila cocktail. Both are delicious and will ensure your guests are happy for carolling.
If you prefer, you can make this Christmas Tequila Cocktail alcohol-free by using 0% tequila. You follow the steps as normal just avoiding the alcohol. It still tastes amazing and you can be ‘driving home for Christmas”.
Making ahead of time options
Cranberry tequila cocktails are best when made fresh but as this drink only uses orange cranberry and tequila, you can make it in advance and then serve from a pitcher. Simply make your drink as normal but scaled up for the size of your pitcher and pop it in the fridge. Don’t forget to add ice cubes to the glass, not the pitcher, for risk of watering down your cocktail.
Cranberry Tequila Cocktail FAQS
Does cranberry juice go with tequila?
Yes, the sharp and perfectly sweet cranberry juice go very well with tequila. The two flavours complement each other whether drinking them alone or as part of a cocktail.
What juices mix well with tequila?
The best juices to mix with tequila are orange juice and cranberry juice. Either together or on their own. Cranberry tequila cocktails are heavenly and perfect at Christmas.
What cocktail does tequila go in?
Tequila goes in lots of cocktails, a classic margarita or the Mexican mule. You can even make a Christmas tequila cocktail or cranberry tequila cocktail.
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Cranberry Tequila Cocktail
- Glass Tumbler
- ice cubes
- 50 ml Tequila
- 25 ml orange juice
- 1 Lime (For decoration and Juice of half a lime – adjust to taste)
- 100 ml cranberry juice
- Add the ice cubes to the glass.
- Measure the tequila and add it to the glass.
- Add the squeeze of lime, orange juice and cranberry juice and stir gently.
- Add lime wheels to the glass and serve.
Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.