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Rudolph’s Christmas Margarita

Who doesn’t love a margarita? And what better way to enjoy one than with a delicious festive flavor? This refreshing and fun Christmas margarita is styled after everyone’s favorite reindeer! 

If you are a fan of margaritas, you will love this holiday cocktail.

It’s easy to make and only requires a few simple ingredients.

It is also really stunning to look at and perfect for serving at your next Christmas party. 

So gather your supplies and let’s get ready to mix up some margaritas!

Christmas Margarita

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Rudolph’s Christmas Margarita Ingredients

Christmas margarita ingredients

You probably know that a classic margarita contains tequila, lime juice, and orange liqueur.

Although we typically would agree that you can’t improve on perfection, there is something to be said for giving things a little festive twist. 

For this holiday inspired cocktail, we are using white cranberry juice and some fun garnishes to make it extra special.

For the full ingredients and instructions, scroll down to my printable recipe card. 

  • Salt
  • White Cranberry Juice
  • Tequila
  • Triple sec
  • Lime slice
  • Cranberry
  • Rosemary 
  • Ice

As far as special equipment goes, you will need a cocktail shaker for this drink. 

Christmas margarita

Christmas Margarita Recipe

There are two parts to this recipe.

First you need to rim the glass. 

Christmas margarita

To do this, run a slice of lime around the rim of a margarita glass.

Next roll the glass in the coarse salt.

Set aside for a minute or two to dry. 

Christmas margarita

Now you can start making the drink. 

Squeeze the rest of the lime juice into the glass.

Add ice cubes.

How to make a Christmas margarita

Put the tequila, triple sec, & white cranberry juice into a cocktail shaker with ice.

Shake well and strain into your glass.

The garnish your drink and serve. 

Christmas margarita

How To Garnish Your Margarita

This is the fun bit!

Add two rosemary sprigs to your drink for Rudolph’s antlers.

Then add a cranberry for Rudolph’s nose.

Christmas margarita

Rudolph’s Christmas Margarita: FAQS

Christmas margarita

Can I make this margarita ahead of time?

Yes! You can definitely make this drink ahead.  The holiday margarita will last up to 12 hours in the fridge.

Do I have to use Tequila Blanco?

No, I prefer Tequila Blanco because it is a clear spirit that doesn’t have any oak barrel aging.

This gives it a clean, smooth flavor that is perfect for cocktails.

If you do not have Tequila Blanco, feel free to use another type of tequila such as Reposado or Anejo.

These types of tequila are aged in oak barrels, which will give your drink a different flavor profile.

Can I make this margarita for a crowd? 

You can definitely make this cocktail for as many people as you wish by doubling or tripling the recipe.

If you have a blender, you can add all the ingredients into it then just pour into glasses afterwards. 

Christmas margarita
Yield: 1

Rudolph's Christmas Margarita

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

You'll love this delicious Christmas margarita that is fun and easy to make! Serve it at your next Christmas party and wow your guests.


  • 2 oz Tequila
  • 2 oz White Cranberry Juice
  • 2oz Triple Sec
  • Coarse Salt
  • Lime Slice
  • 2 Rosemary Sprigs
  • Ice Cubes
  • 1 Cranberry


  1. Coat the rim of a margarita glass with lime juice from the lime slice & roll in the coarse salt.
  2. Squeeze the rest of the lime juice into the glass.
  3. Add ice cubes.
  4. Pour in the tequila, triple sec, & white cranberry juice.


To rim your margarita glass, dip the rim in simple syrup or lime juice then into your rimming salt.

Set aside for a few minutes before pouring your drink.

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