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How to Make a Mistletoe Margarita

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This Christmas, make sure that you decorate every inch of your house including your home bar. You'll be able to pour out Parrothead joy all season long. One of the most popular Parrothead Christmas cocktails is the "Mistletoe Margarita." Despite its name, this drink doesn't contain any of the famous kissing plant, which can be hazardous to people and pets if consumed. Rather, it's inspired by this common decoration.

Whether for a large holiday party or just at home while you relax and set up your tree, try your hand at this recipe for a Mistletoe Margarita.

Make your garnish look just like mistletoe for the complete cocktail. Make your garnish look just like mistletoe for the complete cocktail.

Mistletoe Margarita Recipe
The only thing more festive than mistletoe hanging above your doorway is the Mistletoe Margarita in your glass. Follow this simple recipe for the perfect holiday cocktail.

  • 4 1/2 ounces tequila
  • 1 1/2 ounces citrus liqueur
  • 3 ounces pomegranate juice
  • 1 splash grenadine
  • 1 splash lime juice
  • 3 ounces seltzer
  • Ice
  • Your frozen concoction maker.

Start by preparing your frozen concoction maker. Load up the ice reservoir to the fill line and remove the blender jar. Pour your remaining ingredients in the party machine's blender jar.

Place the jar back into its correct location and set your margarita maker to shave the ice and blend your drink. In no time, it'll be ready to serve. Simply double the recipe or repeat for larger parties.

Take This Cocktail Up One Notch
While your frozen concoction maker can help you blend a delicious drink, to really knock this drink out of the park, you need to make the perfect garnish.

While standard lime wedges are good enough for the normal margarita, this holiday drink calls for a little more ingenuity. Cut your lime wedge or peel like leaves of mistletoe. Use cranberries as the "mistletoe berries" and hold the whole thing together with a toothpick. It's definitely harder than simply slicing a lime, but the display will surely impress.

Consider enhancing the drink in other ways as well, such as rimming the glass with sugar or adding actual pomegranate seeds to float in the beverage. 

Your fellow Parrotheads at Margaritaville® Cargo remind you to enjoy your frozen concoctions responsibly and obey all drinking laws.