The Patriotic Margarita
The Patriotic Margarita
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  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 c. water
  • ¼ c. cranberry juice cocktail
  • 1 oz. clear Silver Tequila
  • 1 oz. orange-flavored liqueur (for red) For blue use blue curacao.
  • 1 T. simple syrup
  • 1 T. fresh lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Lemon wedge
  • Colored sugar
  1. SIMPLE SYRUP: Mix sugar and water in saucepan. Heat to boiling, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and set aside to cool, about 1 hour. Pour syrup into glass jar, seal and refrigerate until needed. Makes about 1 ¼ c. You can also today buy already made simple syrup.
  2. RED MARGARITA: Add cranberry juice, tequila, orange-flavored liqueur, simple syrup and lemon juice to cocktail shaker that is filled with ice. Cover and shake.
  3. Rub rim of martini glass with lemon wedge, dip in sugar, strain cocktail into glass.
  4. BLUE MARGARITA: Prepare as above except use blue curacao for the orange-flavored liqueur.
*****You can substitute citrus vodka for the tequila if desired.
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