While I'm a fan of the classic margarita most days, I'm also a fan of it's Fall counterpart - the cranberry margarita. It's surprising how much the addition of cranberry juice changes the flavor of the tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice cocktail. It's festive and familiar, but potent and with a rich autumnal hue. Shake and serve straight up, or pour over ice, like I did.
From Bobby Flay
- 2 cups silver tequila
1 1/3 cups cranberry juice
1 cup orange liqueur, such as Cointreau or Grand Marnier
2/3 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
- Combine the tequila, cranberry juice, orange liqueur, lime juice, and ice in a large pitcher, and stir.
- Pour into glasses, or strain into margarita glasses (without ice).
Yield 10 servings