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Cranberry Apple Margarita

Welcome to the flavor of fall! This Cranberry Apple Margarita recipe proves that you can sip the day away while literally watching the leaves change colors. This Cran Apple Margarita is one of my favorite fall cocktails because of the perfectly balanced apple-cranberry taste!

We're BIG fans of all things apple. It's just one of those fruits that can be used in so many types of recipes. This Apple Pie Cocktail is proof of that!

And while we're in love with hints of apple in every sip, we're also pretty crazy about that burst of cranberry goodness as well. We like to call this our "Thanksgiving cocktail recipe that rolls into our favorite Christmas drink" because it's really versatile for the fall months of the year and the holiday season!

If you're a fan of that apple flavor, then you MUST try this Apple Cider Sangria. Trust us, it's so good!

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Jar of fall margarita with an apple slice, apple, and cinnamon sticks.

🍎 Why You'll Love this Margarita

  • Simple and fast to make
  • Created using simple ingredients full of fall flavor
  • A fun drink recipe to share with family and friends
  • A great way to increase your fruit intake!

🍻 Ingredients Needed

Get more info on these ingredients, like quantities, in the printable recipe card below.

  • Tequila
  • Cranberry Juice
  • Apple Cider
  • Triple Sec
  • Ice Cubes
  • Brown Sugar
  • Apple Slice
  • Cinnamon Stick
Ingredients needed to make cranapple margarita.

Helpful Tools Needed

Cocktail Shaker with Jigger or Shot Glass

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Measuring Cups

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Shallow Bowl

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Spoon for Stirring

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Mason Jar for Storing and Serving

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How to Make A Cranberry Apple Margarita

1. Coat the rim of a mason jar with water, honey, or lime juice and roll in brown sugar.
2. Add a few ice cubes.
3. Pour in the tequila & triple sec.
4. Add the cranberry juice & apple cider.
5. Garnish with an apple slice & cinnamon stick.
6. Cheers.

In process collage images of how to make a cranapple margarita.

Variations

Get fancy. Adding in a cocktail shaker is a super fun way to let that inner bartender shine! It's not a requirement, but it's fun to use.

Change up the rim garnish. If you don't want to use brown sugar, regular sugar or a combination of sugar and cinnamon would be so good.

Tips

  • To get the sugar to stick to the rim, you have options. Dip the mason jar rim in water and then dip it right into the sugar, OR put water on a clean finger and slide it around the rim of the jar, and then dip it into the sugar.
  • If you notice that you don't have cinnamon sticks, don't fret. You can sprinkle in a bit of ground cinnamon to get that flavor.
Apple Cranberry Margarita in a jar.

Can I use apple juice instead of apple cider?

Yes, you can! Apple cider tends to have more of a balanced flavor and isn't quite as sweet as apple juice, but you can use either one. If you're using apple juice, you might want to pour it through a strainer just be sure that there aren't any bits of apple.

Can I prepare this ahead of time?

Margaritas are actually best served fresh, in our opinion, but you can still make it ahead of time. Just be sure to give it a good stir or shake before drinking if you prep it early so that all the ingredients mix back up the way they're supposed to.

Do you serve this over ice?

You can if you want! This is a great drink recipe served chilled or over ice. Drink it as you want it!

Cranberry Apple Margarita in a jar.

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Cranberry Apple Margarita

You're going to love Cranberry Apple Margarita recipe. It's full of fall flavors and taste!
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: CranApple Margarita, Cranberry Apple Margarita
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 servings
Author: Mason Jar Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 2 ounces cranberry juice
  • 2 ounces apple cider
  • 1 ounce triple sec
  • ice cubes
  • brown sugar
  • apple slice
  • cinnamon stick

Instructions

  • Coat the rim of a mason jar with water, honey or lime juice and roll in brown sugar.
  • Add a few ice cubes.
  • Pour in the tequila & triple sec.
  • Add the cranberry juice & apple cider.
  • Garnish with an apple slice & cinnamon stick.

Notes

  • To get the sugar to stick to the rim, you have options. Dip the mason jar rim in water and then dip it right into the sugar, OR put water on a clean finger and slide it around the rim of the jar, and then dip it into the sugar.
  • If you notice that you don't have cinnamon sticks, don't fret. You can sprinkle in a bit of ground cinnamon to get that flavor.

Nutritional Disclaimer

These Nutritional Facts are ESTIMATED. Your actual nutritional info with this recipe may vary depending on the brands you choose. “Mason Jar Recipe” is not a registered dietician or nutritionist. The provided nutritional info above is based on a generic calculator, if you want more accurate info, use your nutritional calculator of choice where you can choose brands and get more info that way.

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