Cheers To This Holiday Margarita Recipe

It’s New Mexico. We enjoy tacos every day all day. So I think we should be able to enjoy a margarita year round too! Just because it’s a little chilly out doesn’t mean we need to hide the tequila. (But, of course, drink responsibly, mamas.) 

So here’s a recipe for Holiday Margaritas that puts a little festive spin on the traditional margarita. 

holiday margarita, Albuquerque Moms Blog

I served these recently at Albuquerque Moms Blog’s team holiday party. And they were a huge hit. So I couldn’t keep the recipe to myself. Serve these at your next holiday gathering for an extra dose of holiday cheer. 

Holiday Margarita Recipe

Ingredients (serves 4)

1 cup tequila

1 cup cranberry juice

1/2 cup lime juice

1/2 cup Triple Sec

1/4 cup coconut cream

1/2 cup coconut rum


sprigs of rosemary

whole cranberries

sweetened coconut

coarse salt


1. Freeze your festive ice cubes. 

I have some giant ice cube trays, but you could do this with regular size ice cube trays as well. Freeze a few cranberries and a sprig of rosemary with water. Once they’re frozen, add some to each glass to make it so pretty! 

2. Garnish your glasses. 

Using a two-to-one ratio, combine 2 parts sweetened coconut and 1 part coarse salt in a food processor. (I had a lot of people over, so I used one cup of coconut and 1/2 cup of salt.) Grind coconut and salt, and put in a bowl. Dip the rim of glasses in water and then in the coconut/salt mixture, which will result in snowy glassware. Pretty! 

3. Slice the limes. 

Slice your limes and garnish the glasses because it’s Christmas. We need red and green in more than just our chile. 

4. Mix up a batch!

Combine tequila, cranberry juice, lime juice, Triple Sec, coconut cream, and coconut rum. Shake it. Stir it. Or put it in a blender. Serve over ice and enjoy! 


2 Responses to Cheers To This Holiday Margarita Recipe

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    Lashunta January 1, 2020 at 7:28 am #

    I love a good margarita and adding garnish to my glass makes me feel fancy even if I’m just home in my leggings. I need to try this recipe out.

    • Vanessa Bush
      Vanessa Bush January 2, 2020 at 1:24 pm #

      You won’t regret it. This is a yummy one!

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