Thanksgiving Margarita Recipe: A Cocktail Recipe Full of Fall Flavors by Ann Marie Patitucci
If you know me or my writing, you know that I am obsessed with fall. It’s been my favorite season since I was a kid and I have grown up to love all-the-fall-things: the colors and clothes, the pumpkin patches and apple orchards, the cozy fires and comfort food and more. I have several favorite fall comfort food recipes. Looking ahead to the holidays, though, I’ve been thinking about fall cocktails. I feel like most seasons and holidays have signature drinks but what about Thanksgiving? I think it deserves its own drink.
How about a Thanksgiving margarita?! A traditional margarita contains tequila, orange liqueur and lime juice. This unique fall-themed cocktail has all three plus some additional fall flavors. It’s sweet yet the cinnamon adds a bit of a spicy kick. And it smells like fall! You can either make an individual drink or simply multiple the ingredients by four and make a margarita pitcher for sharing at your next party or holiday gathering. Cheers!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 (multiply ingredients by 4 for a pitcher)
- 2 ounces 100% apple cider
- 2 ounces pear juice
- 1 1/2 ounces gold tequila (I suggest a tequila you enjoy on its own)
- 1 ounce Grand Mariner
- salt (for glass)
- cinnamon sticks, for garnish
- apple slices, for garnish
Here's how to make it:
- Pour salt (about a 1/4-inch layer) on a small plate. Run a lime wedge along the rim of your cocktail glass, turn the glass upside down and carefully press the rim into salt.
- Add ice to a glass until it is about 3/4 of the way full. Then squeeze the rest of the lime wedge over the ice.
- Add ice to a cocktail shaker. Then add all liquid ingredients to the shaker and shake vigorously for about 15 to 20 seconds.
- Strain ice and pour your Thanksgiving margarita into prepared glass. Garnish with apple slices and a whole cinnamon stick.
Note: When making a pitcher: To avoid the margarita getting watered down, don’t put ice in the pitcher itself. Put it in the individual glasses directly and pour the cocktail over the ice.
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