Cranberry-Margaritas-1Cheers, you’ve made it through the Holiday season and that in itself is worth a celebration. The wave of family and friends, bed shuffling, overnight bags, and gifts are over. Unfortunately, it’s time to settle back into the groove of work and routine once again, and after the chaos of the recent past, routine may not sound half bad. Since sugar and heavy creams have been the main ingredients for the past few weeks, we’d sticking with a slightly sweet, slightly tart, and easy to make winter themed cocktail, the Cranberry Margarita.

1 ½ cups cranberry juice cocktail
¾ cup fresh lime juice
¾ cup tequila
½ cup orange-flavored liqueur, such as Cointreau or Triple Sec
Ice cubes

Stir all ingredients together until blended. Serve over ice in sugar – or salt – rimmed glasses, garnished with fresh cranberries and lime wedges if desired. Enjoy.

Note: Makes about 3 servings