Mix A Cranberry Margarita For The Holidays

Add a Thanksgiving favorite and blend a batch for “Podsgiving” and beyond
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Shake things up with cranberry sauce, a traditional Thanksgiving side, and craft a cranberry margarita this year.

Credit: Royal Caribbean

While the holidays look different this year, a festive signature cocktail is a staple you can count on to make the menu. If you’re looking for a tart twist to the traditional margarita, try the cranberry margarita that was first crafted by one of our Royal Caribbean bartenders. The recipe combines a Thanksgiving staple—cranberry—with the sweetness of honey to create a refreshing and vibrant drink. You’ll impress your guests, either at home or over “Zoomtails,” and everyone can raise a glass to celebrate the spirit of “Podsgiving.”

Mix this simple but delicious drink with this easy recipe.

Cranberry Margarita

Start to finish: 2 minutes

Servings: Makes one drink



  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 3/4-ounce fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons cranberry sauce or jam
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Brown sugar-rimmed martini glass
  • Lime wheel as garnish



  • Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously.
  • Strain into the sugar-rimmed glass, then top with a lime and enjoy!


Daydreaming of your next vacation for the holidays? You can start planning now and find next year’s holiday cruises here.