Mix A Cranberry Margarita For The Holidays

A fall-flavored blend ideal for Friendsgiving, Thanksgiving and everything else.
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November traditionally signals the beginning of the holidays, with people across the country preparing for a season packed with festivities. To kick things off, Royal Caribbean recently hosted the Ultimate Friendsgiving on board the world’s largest cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas, as a way to welcome the ship’s arrival to the U.S. Now she’ll sail year-round to the eastern and western Caribbean from her permanent home of Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

A custom menu designed by Royal Caribbean chefs offered modern twists to classic Thanksgiving staples, turning turkey and apples into freshly made empanadas; topping pumpkin soup with crispy prosciutto; serving an onion confit tart with turkey roulade and orange sauce. But a signature cocktail, the Cranberry Margarita, was the festive element that set the tone for it all.

Recreate the delicious cocktail at your next celebration with this foolproof recipe.

Cranberry Margarita

Makes one drink


2 ounces tequila

0.75 ounce fresh lime juice

2 tablespoons cranberry sauce or jam

1 tablespoon honey

Brown sugar-rimmed martini glass

Lime wheel as garnish


Combine all ingredients in a mixing tin and shake. Strain into glass and enjoy.

And if you’re interested in taking a cruise for the holidays next year, find the latest itineraries at RoyalCaribbean.com.