It’s the day after Thanksgiving. Are you still stuffed? Or maybe you’re enjoying leftovers after a day of shopping? Eric and I skipped the malls and spent the morning at our local children’s museum with Clara and then enjoyed lunch at one of our favorite local coffee shops. Now we’re back to working on our kitchen renovation (psst -I’ve got cabinets to show you next week!).
Since we didn’t travel to see family yesterday, we had a lot of time to hang out and
work on the kitchen make margaritas while Clara napped. Cranberries are everywhere this time of year, and I figured it only made sense to put them in a drink. You may even have some left in your fridge after Thanksgiving, and this is the perfect way to use them. A drink like this is festive all the way through New Year’s, so you’ve got plenty of time to test out a batch before making it for your next holiday gathering.
These margaritas have a quick cranberry jam as their base. It can be made ahead of time, and you can even make a double batch so there’s plenty to go around. Like my favorite cranberry sauce, this recipe uses orange zest and freshly squeezed orange juice. Add in some lime juice and tequila, and you’ve got a simple and stunning cocktail that everyone is sure to love.