Frozen Cranberry Margaritas

Prep Time: 10 min
Total Time: 10 min
Makes: 15 servings (2/3 cup each)

Keep it cool and casual with a make-ahead beverage you tuck in the freezer.

Ingredients

1 can (11 1/2 ounces) frozen cranberry juice cocktail concentrate, thawed
2 cans (12 ounces each) lemon-lime soda pop
5 cups water
1 cup tequila
1/4 cup lime juice

Instructions

  1. In 3-quart plastic container, beat all ingredients with wire whisk or spoon until well blended.
  2. Cover and freeze at least 24 hours until slushy. Serve in margarita or cocktail glasses.

Special Touch
Serve in colorful plastic beverage glasses. Attach large dots or stripe stickers (available at office supply stores) to the glasses, and let guests write their names on the stickers to identify their glasses.

For fun, rub the cut side of a lime or lemon on the rims of the glasses, then dip rims into shallow dish of coarse red sugar. Garnish with fresh cranberries on a beverage pick. If desired, thread sew-on gems, jewels or elegant beads (available at craft stores) onto thin silver wire, and wrap around stem of each glass.

Nutrition Information: 1 Serving: Calories 85 (Calories from Fat 0); Total Fat 0g (Saturated Fat 0g, Trans Fat ncg); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 10mg; Total Carbohydrate 21g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars ncg); Protein 0g

Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 0%; Vitamin C 22%; Calcium 0%; Iron 0%

Exchanges: 1 1/2 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable Carbohydrate Choices: nc

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Recipe and photograph courtesy Betty Crocker/© 2008 ®/TM General Mills.