Looking for the easiest cocktail recipe ever? Tequila cranberry cocktail is two parts tequila plus five parts cranberry juice plus ice cubes.
Commercial cranberry juice comes in at least three kinds: pure and unsweetened; diluted with water and sweetened; or mixed with other juices to make it less tart. Which is best for making this cocktail drink?
In our case, it’s the second kind — diluted with water and sweetened. Pure and unsweetened cranberry juice is much too tart. The kind mixed with other juices might not taste so good with tequila.
If you’re using unsweetened cranberry juice, instead of simply adding sugar, I recommend using simple syrup infused with lemon or lime zest. That will give your drink even better flavor and aroma!
Tequila Cranberry Cocktail
- 10 oz sweetened cranberry juice
- 4 oz tequila
- ice cubes
- Place all the ingredients in a shaker and shake gently to blend.
- Pour the shaken mixture into glasses.
- Alternatively, just dump everything into glasses, stir and enjoy.