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Patriotic Margaritas

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Patriotic Margaritas
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  • Total 1 hr 10 min
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Classic margaritas get a fresh “shake” when infused with your favorite team colors!
Updated May 24, 2011

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

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    To make blue cocktail, prepare as directed above--except use blue Curacao for the orange-flavored liqueur.
  • tip 2
    You can use citrus vodka in place of the tequila.

Nutrition

230 Calories, 0g Total Fat, 0g Protein, 31g Total Carbohydrate, 26g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cocktail
Calories
230
Calories from Fat
0
Total Fat
0g
0%
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
0mg
0%
Potassium
30mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
31g
10%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
26g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
35%
35%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
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 Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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