Cranberry Margaritas - the Lightship Restaurant

Recipe by swissms
READY IN: 15mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • Cranberry-apple puree
  • 12
    cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 12
    cup apple juice, plus
  • 14
    cup apple juice
  • 6
    ounces fresh cranberries, picked over
  • 1
    granny smith apple, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • Margarita
  • 3
    cups ice cubes
  • 6
    ounces cuervo gold tequila (3/4 cup)
  • 1 12
    ounces triple sec (3 tablespoons) or 1 1/2 ounces Grand Marnier (3 tablespoons)
  • 3
    ounces liquid, whiskey-sour mix (6 tablespoons)
  • 2
    ounces Rose's lime juice (1/4 cup)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cranberry-Apple Puree:.
  • In a heavy saucepan, combine the brown sugar and 1/2 cup apple juice; bring the mixture to a boil, stirring, and add the cranberries. Boil for 1 minute, stirring, reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until the cranberries burst.
  • Let the mixture cool to room temperature.
  • In a food processor or blender, puree the cranberry mixture with the apples and the remaining 1/4 cup apple juice until it is smooth. (Makes 1 1/2 cups; Cover and chill for up to 1 week).
  • Margaritas:.
  • In a blender, puree the ice with the teuila, triple sec, whiskey-sour mix, lime juice, and 1 1/2 cups of the cranberry-apple puree until the mixture is smooth.
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