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NRC Signature Cocktails: Cranberry Sauce Margarita

The fall installment of original cocktails by our restaurant consultants

By David Kincheloe - September 27, 2017

Every quarter or so, our restaurant consultants like to share a signature cocktail recipe to spruce up your happy hour menus and inspire your guests with the flavors of the season. This month, our lead consultant and head of the Phoenix branch, Jared Flowers, whips up a Cranberry Sauce Margarita.

This bright red drink is a more unexpected twist on autumn than the typical pumpkin and spice flavors; and from taste to color, it's bound to be a favorite from fall on through the holiday months. 

Cranberry Sauce Margarita

Brown sugar
1 c. ice
2 oz tequila
1 lime
1 1/2 tbsp chunky cranberry sauce
1 tsp honey
(Optional) cranberry garnish (fresh or frozen)

1. Rim a margarita glass with brown sugar.
2. In a shaker tin, mix ice, tequila, and the juice of one lime with cranberry sauce and honey.
3. Shake vigorously, then strain into glass.
4. Garnish with fresh or frozen cranberries. 

Want more cocktail recipes or menu ideas? Contact our expert restaurant consultants today for intensive menu development and thoughts on curating your seasonal offerings. 

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