Saturday, December 8, 2012

Day 8: The Twelve Days of Christmas Cocktails

On The Eighth Day Of Christmas...

Christmas Cranberry Margarita is a great holiday twist on one of my all time favorite cocktails.  It is going to be the perfect cocktail to serve with appetizers before Christmas dinner this year.  I love how the tartness of the cranberry juice is complemented with the sweet and spice of the cinnamon-sugar rim.  Not only is this margarita eye catching but I love this wintery take on a summertime favorite.

1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 ounces of tequila (silver is best with this even though I am an anejo lover)
1 ounce cranberry juice
1-1/2 teaspoons agave nectar
2 lime wedges

Cinnamon-Sugar Rim
Mix the cinnamon and sugar on a plate.  Moisten the rim of a martini glass with a lime wedge. Dip the glass in the cinnamon and sugar mix. Set aside

Christmas Cranberry Margarita
Pour tequila, cranberry juice, agave nectar and squeeze the lime wedges into an iced filled shaker.  Shake well and strain into the cinnamon-sugar rimmed martini glass.  Garnish with a lime wedge if desired.