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The Ninth Cocktail of Christmas: Nine Cran-Merry Margaritas


On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me nine cran-merry margaritas, eight bloody merry maids a milking, seven sparkling swans a swimming, six geese a laying snowflakes, FIVE BOX OF WINE, four calling birds (who live in a spice tree), three French martinis, two turtlenecks and Campari with a pear purée.

Nothing gets the ladies dancing like a margarita, that’s why I chose Jose Cuervo’s light cran-merry margarita for the ninth cocktail of Christmas. I recently had the opportunity to try Jose Cuervo’s new light margarita mixes and thank goodness, they DON’T have that weird “light” taste. The mix is a blend of Jose Cuervo Especial Gold, triple sec and a twist of lime so it’s a real time saver when you’re entertaining. If you’re looking for a lively holiday soirée this is the drink for you. And if you really want to bring the festive fun blend a pitcher (rather than serving on the rocks) of the cran-merry margarita and a pitcher of traditional margaritas. Pour both drinks alongside one another in a margarita glass just before you serve. That way you’ll get a festive blend of red and green all in one glass.

12 cranberries
3oz light cranberry juice
1.5oz Cuervo Authentic Light Margarita

Muddle cranberries. Fill shaker with ice, add cranberry juice and margarita mix. Shake, pour into a rocks or margarita glass and enjoy!

Nutrition info per 4.5oz serving: 159 calories, 23.1g carbs, 0g fat

As an editor at SHAPE I have the chance to learn about the healthiest ways to cook, eat, and live from all sorts of experts but I’m also a single girl living in NYC with a busy schedule, active social life, and chocolate cravings. I’m here to share what works for me—and where I need a little help from you.


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