Cranberry Tequila Sunrise

Turn cranberry sauce into a cheery adults-only drink.
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Recipe by Marianne Williams

  • 4Servings


  • 1 cup sugar 
  • 1 cup leftover cranberry sauce 
  • Ice 
  • 2 cups fresh orange juice
  • 3/4 cup (6 oz.) silver tequila 
  • 4 orange slices and 12 frozen cranberries, for garnish


In saucepan, simmer sugar, cranberry sauce, and 11/2 cups water, stirring often, until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Strain cranberry syrup; discard solids. Let cool. Fill
4 tall glasses with ice. Divide orange juice and tequila among glasses; stir. Slowly pour 1/4 cup cranberry syrup down inside of each glass so color sinks to bottom. Garnish glasses with orange slices and cranberries.