Friday, June 13, 2008

Cranberry Margarita

When I consume too much tequila, I have an alter ego that rears his ugly head. He's affectionately dubbed "Margarita Boy" by friends and family. Too many margaritas or shots of tequila transform me from a responsible, sensitive introvert into a raging extrovert who tends to engage in juvenile behavior and by the end of the evening, I'm stumbling around like Keith Richards circa 1975. I could regale you with stories of this behavior, but I don't want to sully my good name any further. Fortunately, Margarita Boy hasn't appeared in the last couple of years. This, I think, is a good thing.

My blogging alter ego, muddywaters, also loves tequila. However, he practices some restraint with this liquid libation. I love margaritas, but I'm a bit picky about how I prepare them. I don't care for overly sweet, slushy margaritas that mask the flavor of the tequila. I want my margarita tart, and I feel all the flavors should have equal billing. The following recipe meets my criterion for a good margarita:

Ingredients for one drink:
  • 1/4 cup Tequila
  • 1/4 cup cranberry juice
  • 1/8 cup fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 1/8 cup triple sec or other orange liqueur

  1. Salt rim of glass.
  2. Place crushed ice in glass
  3. Mix all ingredients in cocktail shaker.
  4. Pour into glass.
  5. Garnish with lime and fresh cranberries.
  6. Enjoy


love, tastespotting said...

love margaritas (not healthy) but LOVE cranberries (healthy!) so in the end, this is a diet neutral cocktail :)

also like that it was submitted to tastespotting! for some reason, the site cropped the photo badly (too far to the left)...would you mind cropping the photo to a 250x250 square and resubmitting?

if you have questions, feel free to email me at

My Sweet & Saucy said...

These look delicious! I love margaritas!