Fourth of July Margarita Recipe


Patriotic Margaritas

Classic margaritas get a fresh “shake” when infused with patriotic colors!

Simple Syrup

1 cup sugar
1 cup water
Red Cocktail
1/4 cup cranberry juice cocktail
2 tablespoons (1 oz) silver tequila (clear)
2 tablespoons (1 oz) orange-flavored liqueur
1 tablespoon simple syrup
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Lemon wedge
Colored sugar

To make simple syrup, mix sugar and water in 1-quart saucepan. Heat to boiling over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and set aside to cool, about 1 hour. Pour syrup into glass jar, cover jar and refrigerate until needed. 1 1/4 cups (use 1 tablespoon per margarita).

To prepare cocktail, add cranberry juice, tequila, orange-flavored liqueur, simple syrup and lemon juice to cocktail shaker filled with ice. Cover and shake. Rub rim of martini glass with lemon wedge; dip in sugar. Strain cocktail into glass.

Tip:  To make blue cocktail, prepare as directed above–except use blue Curacao for the orange-flavored liqueur. You can use citrus vodka in place of the tequila.


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