Patriotic Margaritas

Classic margaritas get a fresh “shake” when infused with your favorite team colors!

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 1

Ingredients

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
Ice
Lemon wedge
Colored sugar
  • 1 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).
  • 2 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.

Expert Tips

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.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cocktail
Calories
230
(
Calories from Fat
0),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
0%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
0mg
0%;
Total Carbohydrate
31g
31%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
26g
26%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
35%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.