Patriotic Margaritas

Patriotic Margaritas

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

Prep Time

10

Minutes

Total Time

1:10

Hr:Mins

Makes

1

cocktail

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.
Makes 1 cocktail
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
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:

1 Serving (1 Cocktail)
  • Calories 230
    • (Calories from Fat 0),
  • Total Fat 0g
    • (Saturated Fat 0g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 0mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 31g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 26g),
  • Protein 0g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.