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Tuesday 15 December 2015

Christmas and Cranberry Margarita's

I just love a 'red' colour scheme at this time of year, and you may have already read that we have a red themed hall table this year ... I really should try and take a photo of it ... but on the table stands a Poinsettia with red flowers, a Father Christmas, well he would be red wouldn't he!, reindeer's - with red ribbons around their necks, and a posting box, it's ornamental of course - but it's red!

So I thought wouldn't it be nice to offer my friends a lovely red themed Christmas drink ... so with this in mind may I present you with a glass of Cranberry Margarita ...

Here's what you need to do, to add a dash of festive spirit to any Christmas get-together or party. Yes it's a vivid red tequila, cranberry and triple sec cocktail, decorated with an orange sugar rim.

1 tsp clear honey
finely grated zest and juice 1 orange

1 tbsp coarse sea salt
1 tbsp granulated sugar
200ml tequila
juice 1 lime

200ml cranberry juice
50ml triple sec

You will need:
a fine paintbrush

Using a fine, clean paintbrush, paint a thin layer of honey around the rim of 4 Margarita or Martini glasses. In a saucer, combine the orange zest, salt and sugar, then turn the glasses upside down and dip them into the mixture. Put the glasses in the fridge to chill.

In a cocktail shaker, combine the orange juice, tequila, lime juice, cranberry juice, triple sec and ice, and shake to combine. When the outside of the shaker feels cold, strain the mixture into your prepared glasses and serve.

If you would like to know the carb count per glass it is 10g !

Details from here

Now if I'm being honest, this drink is far more for me ... For the man around the house he may just prefer a simple glass of red wine, Rioja may be favourite!

Hope your Christmas Season is red, warm and happy

All the best Jan


Anonymous said...

Such a pretty colour.



The Happy Whisk said...

Yes, yes, yes. I love the red and the white together though. Candy cane look. Though the green, too. Really, just the whole darn thing. So fun.

Jo said...

It certainly looks very festive.

TexWisGirl said...

that looks delicious!! i love tequila/triple sec/lime margaritas and love cranberries, too, so i bet i'd like this. :)

Lynda said...

Merry Christmas Jan and Eddie (and everyone who contributes on this blog). You do a wonderful job keeping us all informed on the latest news!

Lynda, New Zealand... currently in Rarotonga!! :)

Debbie said...

the hubs and i never drink, never, not a drop. we never acquired a taste for it!!! if i drank, this would be a favorite and the perfect color for holiday gatherings!!!!

Lisa said...

How festive looking that glass is.
I'm happy with a glass of red too. Actually make that two glasses!
Lisa x

Lowcarb team member said...

Thanks to you all for your comments ... and whatever your favourite drink, I send good wishes for the Christmas Season.

All the best Jan