Merry christmas margaritas

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1¼ cup Cranberry juice cocktail
½ cup Sugar
1½ cup (6 oz) fresh or frozen cranberries; rinsed
¾ cup Lime juice
¾ cup Tequila
½ cup Orange flavor liqueur
3 cups Coarsley crushed ice

Pour ¼ cup of the cranberry juice into a shallow bowl. Pour 3 tablespoons sugar into a flat plate. Dip the rims of 4 to 6 widemouthed glasses (6 to 8 oz size, suitable for margaritas) into juice, then into sugar. Set the glasses aside. Reserve 12 cranberries. In a blender, whirl until smooth and slushy the remaining cranberries, cranberry juice, sugar, lime juice, tequila, orange liqueur, and ice. If necessary, blend in 2 batches, then mix. Fill glasses; garnish by floating 3 reserved cranberries (grouped together) in the center of each glass. Serves 4 to 6. Sunset Magazine Posted to MC-Recipe Digest by "M. Hicks" <nitro_ii@...> on Feb 5, 1998

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