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This is one of the best recipes for the holidays as it is absolutely perfect coloring to get you into the spirit! It is so easy, festive and most importantly delicious!

The Mistletoe Margarita is a festive twist on the classic co*cktail that’s bound to elevate your hosting game this holiday season.

Picture this: a merry gathering of friends and family, the sound of laughter mingling with the tinkling of ice in glasses, and the sweet aroma of citrus and tequila filling the air. The Mistletoe Margarita is not just a drink; it’s a celebration in a glass.

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This co*cktail has everything you want in a margarita plus a nice tart little flavor from the cranberry addition. I love this recipe and sometimes will even skip the tequila & triple sec and substitute vodka for a little holiday martini!

Not only does the Mistletoe Margarita tantalize the taste buds, but it also serves as a conversation starter and a festive focal point for your gathering. It’s the perfect companion for toasts, laughter, and creating memories that will linger long after the last sip.

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This recipe is delicious, easy, super festive and amazing to serve if you are hosting people for the holiday season! If you are hosting a party another great idea is to make a little co*cktail DIY station.

You can put out the juices, ice, garnish & then different liquors and have people make their own holiday co*cktails. You can always put recipes down on paper so they know the measurements etc as well though.

So, shake up the holiday spirit, host with flair, and let the Mistletoe Margarita be the star of your festive soirée!

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You can even make it extra holiday-ish by adding mini candy canes, use green sugar for the rim and more, just let your festive mind roam and make it the best holiday co*cktail yet!

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How to infuse liquor

If you really want to impress your guests, infuse your tequila with rosemary and cranberries for 2 days to 1-week+ before your party!

Purchase any large drink dispenser on Amazon or wherever you purchase things from, mason jars look real nice, and then pour in a couple bottles of tequila and add in your infusions to just marinate as long as you have!

Even though it doesn’t wildy sway the tastes… the presentation to your guests is next level! Even if you just lie and do it for a day, they won’t know the difference but it looks amazing!

This is a great tip for any drinking party you host… infused alcohol is always a hit!

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Easy Holiday Mistletoe Margarita Recipe

Holiday co*cktails are the best and this one is so perfect and colorful for hosting!

Start with the base, a high-quality tequila that sets the stage for the magic to come. Add a splash of orange liqueur for that citrusy kick, a squeeze of fresh lime juice for the zing, and a hint of agave syrup to balance the flavors. Now, here comes the enchanting twist—mistletoe-infused simple syrup. Imagine the subtle, herbal notes of mistletoe dancing with the boldness of tequila, creating a symphony of flavors that captures the essence of the season.

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Course: Drinks

Cuisine: American

Keyword: adult drinks, alcohol drinks, christmas alcohol, Christmas co*cktails, christmas drinks, Holiday co*cktails, holiday drinks, holiday hosting, Spiked Holiday Drinks

Prep Time: 2 minutes mins

Cook Time: 2 minutes mins

Total Time: 4 minutes mins

Servings: 2 people


  • 2 oz tequila Blanco or reposado
  • 1 oz triple sec
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1/2 cup cranberry juice


  • Salt/Sugar or crushed candy cane rim
  • 2-3 Cranberries
  • Sprig of rosemary
  • Mini candy cane


  • 1. Sugar/Salt/crushed candy cane rim. Put salt or sugar or crused candy cane on a plate.

    For salt/sugar run water over edge of glass then turn the glass edge into the salt/sugar to coat.

    For candy/cane the cane is sticky itself so don't use water, if the cane isn't sticking very well you can put simple syrup or syrup on a plate, coat the rims of the glass and then dip in the candy cane.

  • 2. Get a shaker, add in ice, tequila, triple sec, cranberry juice & lime juice into shaker and shake it up.

    If you don't have a shaker you can just add to a large cup and stir or use two cups and pour back and forth into each other to mix up.

  • 3. Pour over ice and garnish.

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How do you ask for a skinny margarita? ›

The “skinniest” option is a classic Margarita without any syrup at all. If you want a sweeter version without adding too many carbs, add some Xylitol simple syrup to avoid the sugar and calories of Agave. So if you're not sure what you're ordering, just talk to your bartender!

How to make a margarita Wiki? ›

The IBA (IBA Official list of co*cktails) standard is 10:4:3, that is, tequila:triple sec:fresh lime juice. The "Original Margarita" recipe, as given by Cointreau on their website, has slightly more of their own sweet liqueur: 1 part white tequila, 1⁄2 part Cointreau, and 1⁄2 part fresh squeezed lime juice.

What's a Skinnygirl Margarita? ›

Made from premium Blue Agave Silver Tequila (yes, please) and lightly sweetened with agave nectar, the original Skinnygirl® Margarita is STILL delicious and low-calorie (really?). Yes, really. Serve this refreshingly light low-calorie Margarita in a fun glass rimmed with salt, and you and your girls are good to go!

What's the difference between a Skinny Margarita and a margarita? ›

Instead of using orange liqueur like triple sec, Cointreau, or Grand Marnier, a skinny margarita uses fresh orange juice and a small amount of agave nectar. The result is about 114 calories for a skinny margarita compared to about 256 calories for a classic margarita.

What is the secret ingredient in margaritas? ›

We'll just tell you upfront: The secret to a tasty margarita is freshly squeezed lime juice (not the bottled stuff) and—here's the real secret—a splash of fresh OJ. That's right. Fresh-squeezed juice from an actual orange (not an orange-flavored liqueur) will produce a cleaner-tasting, more refreshing margarita.

What is the best formula for margaritas? ›

For A Single Margarita:

1 1/2 ounces silver tequila. 1 ounce orange liqueur (Cointreau, Grand Marnier or Triple Sec) 3/4 ounce freshly-squeezed lime juice. optional sweetener: agave nectar or simple syrup, to taste.

Do you need triple sec for margaritas? ›

Triple sec is an orange-flavored liqueur that is commonly used in margaritas. If you don't have triple sec handy, you can substitute with another good-quality orange liqueur like Grand Marnier or Cointreau.

How do you order skinny drinks at a bar? ›

The 8 Best Low Calorie Drinks to Order at a Bar
  1. Spirits and Soda Water. While alcohol itself does pack a punch calorie-wise, the mixers don't help. ...
  2. Gin and Light Tonic. Who doesn't love a classic G&T? ...
  3. Wine Spritzer. ...
  4. Flavoured Vodka. ...
  5. Rum and Diet co*ke. ...
  6. Mojito (With Half/ No Sugar) ...
  7. Light Beer. ...
  8. Sea Breeze.

How do you order a skinny co*cktail? ›

If you aim to skim back on calories at the bar, order drinks with sugar-free soda, sparkling water or a squeeze of fresh citrus instead of co*cktails that have a base of fruit juice, simple syrup or cream.

How do you order a skinny margarita in Spanish? ›

Una Skinny Margarita, por favor. Skinny Margarita, please.

Why is Skinny Girl Margarita hard to find? ›

Whole Foods has stopped selling former “Real House wives of New York City” star Bethenny Frankel's Skinnygirl Margarita after discovering it has potentially carcinogenic in gredients.

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