Mistletoe Margaritas

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I’m not sure about Santa, but this girl needs a cocktail. Something strong, yet fruity, and definitely festive since Christmas is tomorrow. (Okay, in 6 days, I tend to exaggerate). As I told you yesterday, I’m a bit behind in holiday preparations. Not only that, I’ve hit my “end of year” slump where I sit around and feel bad about all the things I didn’t accomplish this year. Please tell me I’m not the only pitiful loon who does this. Someone? So, when one (read me) starts to feel the burden of stress and sadness, the only answer is a cocktail. And what better way to lift your spirits and send you a caroling than sipping something called a mistletoe margarita?

Festive mistletoe marg

Doesn’t that just make you so happy? The bright holiday coloring, the plump berries, the adorable swirly straw. How can anyone feel anything but holiday glee and pure Christmas spirit when sipping this fruity (and pretty) drink?

Mistletoe margarita 2

I love margaritas, but the restaurant and bar varieties are usually so laden with sugar I can barely stomach one done. I got into making margaritas over the summer (I was a bit of a drunk – don’t judge me) and really mastered the art of making a margarita that tastes like fruity, boozy perfection without the need for a Diabetic pump. This pretty mistletoe marg (made from pomegranate and cranberry juice) has NO added sugar, so all you taste is the natural sweetness and tartness of the luscious fruit.

mistletoe marg 2

If you’re having trouble mustering up the holiday spirit, just have one of these. You’ll be dancing, mistletoeing, beaming with cheer and singing Yuletide carols in no time. Plus, if you leave one of these out for Santa, you’ll get three times the gifts since they are a leeeettle bit strong (and because Santa is a bit of a lush himself, I hear from the elves).

WANT TO MAKE THESE? CLICK HERE FOR THE DELICIOUS RECIPE!

Nutritional information per margarita:

Calories: 375
Fat: 0 grams
Carbohydrates: 32 grams
Fiber: 0 grams
Protein: 1 gram
Weight Watchers Points: 4

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  1. Posted by Rachel Cooks on
    Wednesday, December 19th, 2012
    This is SO pretty!
    • Posted by claire on
      Thursday, December 20th, 2012
      Thanks!
  2. Posted by Tor Ince on
    Wednesday, December 19th, 2012
    I just love this idea and how you presented it! I'm always collecting up cocktail recipes, but so many of them are just packed with sugar syrups and no good. I've wanted an excuse to get fresh cranberries for a while, too (I don't think they're much of a thing in England).
    • Posted by claire on
      Thursday, December 20th, 2012
      Oh really? I love them. I use them in like everything this time of year!
      • Posted by Tor Ince on
        Thursday, December 20th, 2012
        I had literally never seen fresh cranberries until this winter - only cranberry sauce, juice and Craisins. Out of curiosity, what's your favourite way to use them?
  3. Posted by Gina on
    Wednesday, December 19th, 2012
    The perfect icy consistency of these reminds me of a slushie from 7-eleven. Too bad those machines don't pump out margaritas like this though. THAT would be clutch.
    • Posted by claire on
      Thursday, December 20th, 2012
      i KNOW!!! Right? That's why I loved it.
  4. Posted by domesticfits on
    Wednesday, December 19th, 2012
    Is it too early for this? I can go right from morning coffee to margarita, right?
    • Posted by claire on
      Thursday, December 20th, 2012
      That's how I live my life :)
  5. Wednesday, December 19th, 2012
    I'll go for a marg anytime, anyday. This sounds amazing!
  6. Wednesday, December 19th, 2012
    I sure need a glass of this amazingness right now (work is a drag!). Heading over to get the recipe!
    • Posted by claire on
      Thursday, December 20th, 2012
      I hope you like it!
  7. Posted by Tutti Dolci on
    Thursday, December 20th, 2012
    So, so fun!
    • Posted by claire on
      Thursday, December 20th, 2012
      It just makes me smile when I look at it.
  8. Posted by Kathryn on
    Thursday, December 20th, 2012
    I really don't like sweet cocktails so this sounds absolutely perfect to me!
    • Posted by claire on
      Thursday, December 20th, 2012
      Yay!! It's not too sweet which is why I love it.
  9. Posted by Bree on
    Thursday, December 20th, 2012
    So cute! If only I was back in Puerto Rico to really appreciate an icy cold drink instead of in the icy cold tundra of Wisconsin!