Cocktail Hour: Cranberry Margarita

Cranberry MargaritaI visited the Nutcracker Market recently, and decided to purchase some cranberry syrup.  This syrup is manufactured by a company called Nutra Fruit, which specializes in products made with cranberries grown here in Quebec.  According to their website, Quebec is the world leader in the production of organic cranberries.  I’m not quite sure why none of their products (that I’ve seen) carry an organic certification, but I can tell you that all of their products that I’ve sampled so far are of exceptional quality, and that the cranberries are grown locally.

I decided to try adding this syrup to the ingredients of a basic margarita, and the result was quite delicious, so I’ve decided to share the recipe with you:

For 1 drink:

2 oz tequila (I used Jose Cuervo Gold, but any decent tequila will do)

1/2 lime (juice)

1 tsp triple sec (I added a little to my cocktail, but since the cranberry syrup will add sweetness and flavour, it can be omitted)

2 tsp cranberry syrup

Rim margarita glass with salt.  Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.  Shake.  Stain into glass.  Garnish with rosemary sprig, to increase the festivity, if desired garnish with a sprig of rosemary. Drink.



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