Cranberry Orange Margarita & Christmas Menus

by | Dec 23, 2015 | Christmas Recipes, Entertaining, Holiday Inspiration | 2 comments

Now that I’m truly finished shopping, I’ve begun to focus more on my Christmas menus.  Better late than never, I always say.  Actually, we have a bit of a tradition.  We always do Mexican on Christmas Eve and I always do a Beef Tenderloin on Christmas Day.

This year I’ll be adding a Cranberry Orange Margarita to the menu (non-alcoholic for the kids, of course).  You know I love a good Margarita and it’s been so very warm here in Texas I’ve been craving one.  I’m on a bit of an Cranberry Orange Kick so why not!?!?

Cranberry orange margaritasIf you follow along on Instagram, you know we’ve been making Holiday S’mores.  I know the girls will be asking for more so we’ll be making these, too.

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Hope you find a recipe or two here to enjoy over Christmas with your family.  Click the underlined items to access the recipes.  If you aren’t finished shopping, see Monday’s post for the latest shipping updates and great gifts you can still get by tomorrow!  Click and ship, then head to the grocery store.  Maybe I’ll see you there!

xo

Alicia

Christmas Eve Menu – I keep this easy as there is always a long night ahead for “elves.”

Tortilla Soup

Tamales, guacamole and their fabulous Anniversary Salsa from Central Market – Try a local restaurant if you don’t have Central Market

Cranberry Orange Margarita (recipe below)

Holiday S’mores

 

Christmas Morning Menu

Raspberry French Toast Strata (I’ll substitute Cranberries and Orange Zest!)

Fresh Fruit Salad

Yogurt Parfait

Hot Cider and Tea

 

Christmas Dinner

Rosemary Garlic Beef Tenderloin

Savory Thyme Sweet Potatoes

Brown Sugar and Bacon Green Bean Bundles

Coconut Macaroon Hot Fruit Compote

Ginger Spiced Orange Cranberry Sauce (this would also be good in the dessert below!)

Eton Mess from Ina Garten’s How Easy is That with meringue kisses from Tart Bakery (again a bit of a cheat with everything else there is to make!)

 

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Cranberry Orange Margarita
 
Ingredients
  • 5 c Cranberry Juice
  • 4 tbs Sugar (not needed if all you can find is Cranberry Cocktail Juice)
  • ¾ c Silver Tequila
  • 1 c Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 c Fresh Orange Juice
  • ¼ c Grand Marnier or other Orange Liqueur
  • Sugar and Orange Zest for the rims
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients in a pitcher.
  2. Rub an orange slice on the rim of the glass.
  3. Dip rim in sugar and then orange zest.
  4. Fill glass with ice.
  5. Pour in Margarita.
  6. Enjoy!

 

2 Comments

  1. Lana odom

    Sounds delicious !!!! I love your Brown Sugar Bacon Green Beans !!!! Always a big hit at our table !!!

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    Sounds delicious !!!! I love your Brown Sugar Bacon Green Beans !!!! Always a big hit at our table !!!

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