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Cranberry Beergaritas

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posted: 11/20/15

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These Cranberry Beergaritas are just five simple ingredients but are the perfect addition to a party!

Two glasses of the Cranberry Beergaritas with a dark maroon color with ice cubes, whole cranberries, and a slice of lime on the rim.

You guys, I can’t decide if I made a bad mom judgement call or not.

I let my kids (4 and almost 8) watch The Princess Bride . . . kidnapping, pirates, sword fights, poisoning, forcing women into marriage, murder, suicidal thoughts . . . .

Okay, I might be able to answer this one.

A large pitcher the Cranberry Beergaritas with a dark maroon color.


Okay, but on the other hand, during the first sword fight (which is done quite civilly I should add), Gavin was all, “THIS IS AWESOME.” And when Princess Buttercup is walking around the castle all listless in her beautiful long blue gown Quinn says, “She looks just like Elsa!” And now we can’t stop saying,

“No more rhyming and I mean it!”

“Does anybody want a peanut?”


Two glasses of Cranberry Beergaritas in front of the large pitcher.

Also, and in a more serious I’m trying to make myself feel better about my parenting mistakes kind of way, I liked talking to the kids about how the giant and the Spaniard go from being bad guys to being good guys. How they kind of were never really bad guys to begin with. It was kind amazing watching them try to figure out who to root for.

Two glasses of the Cranberry Beergaritas with a dark maroon color with ice cubes, whole cranberries, and a slice of lime on the rim.

Sigh. Parenting is full of difficult decisions. So thank goodness for easy ones, like what should I serve my party guests? Answer:  These Cranberry Beergaritas. You guys. These are RIDICULOUSLY easy. Like you mix together five ingredients in a pitcher! And you only have to measure two of them. And they are sooooooooooo good! These would be perfect for holiday parties, but honestly you can make these all year round. I love them! They are for sure being added to my Friendsgiving menu!

5 from 2 votes

Cranberry Beergaritas

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  • 12 oz frozen cranberry juice concentrate I used Welch’s
  • 12 oz lemon lime soda I used Diet Sierra Mist
  • 12 oz beer I used Coors Light
  • 12 oz tequila I used Jose Cuervo Gold
  • 1 TBSP lime juice
  • fresh cranberries and limes for garnishing


  • Mix together the frozen cranberry juice concentrate, soda, beer, tequila, and lime juice in a large pitcher until combined.
  • Serve over ice and garnish with fresh cranberries and limes.
Author: Lisa Longley

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Two glasses of the Cranberry Beergaritas with a dark maroon color with ice cubes, whole cranberries, and a slice of lime on the rim.

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  1. Melissa | Persnickety Plates says

    I vividly remember watching Princess Bride at school, in 5th grade, and I had already seen it. My mom was super strict about what I watched (if she had her way, I still wouldn’t see beyond PG) so I think you’re good.

    I’m going to try to get past my dislike of beer and try this drink because it looks sooo good.

  2. Rachel says

    These look delicious! And Princess Bride is totally better than Jurassic Park (which my dear husband let the boys watch last weekend)! No judgement here :)

  3. Roxana says

    Lisa, theres are so fun and beautiful! I love that gorgeous magenta hue! Definitely a fun holiday cocktail. :D

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thanks Roxana!

  4. Debbie says

    Made these for a party today and they were fabulous! Raves all around. Thanks for the great recipe. :)

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m so glad you like them Debbie!

  5. Seneca says

    Could 100% Cranberry juice be used instead of the frozen cranberry juice from concentrate?

    • Lisa Longley says

      It would have a really different taste Seneca. You could give it a go, but I’m afraid it would have a really watered down quality to it.

  6. Sally says

    Beer and a margarita? Love this combination. I drink something similar at a local restaurant and now it is time to try making this myself. Thanks for the recipe!!!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Yay!! I only feel like people want to drink this in the fall, but I love it all.the.time.

  7. Jasmine says

    Hey! How many servings does it make approximately?

    • Lisa Longley says

      Certainly depends on how big of glasses you pour, but I would say 6.

  8. Ann says

    5 stars
    I made these for Cinco de Mayo, they were delicious! I used Fresca because that’s what I had on hand and cut down on the tequila. (mostly because tequila makes me a little nervous) I started with 6 oz and after a taste test, settled on 8 oz of tequila. I will definitely keep these ingredients on hand so I can whip these up when the mood hits!

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m so glad you liked them!

  9. Elaine Bakmaz says

    Thank you for the recipe!! I definitely will make this for Thanksgiving!!

    • Lisa Longley says

      I hope you enjoy this!

  10. Gram says

    Could you use Volka instead of Tequila?

    • Lisa Longley says

      For sure. It is going to change the flavor but you should use what you like best.

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