Cranberry-Mint Infused Pitcher Margarita

 

Beverage

Cranberry-Mint Infused Pitcher Margarita

Note that the cranberry-mint mixture must steep at least overnight and can be made up to 3 days ahead.

12-ounce bag cranberries

1 cup fresh mint leaves, plus additional for garnish

750-milliliter bottle silver or blanco tequila

3/4 cup agave nectar

1 cup lime juice

1 cup orange juice

1/2 cup water

In a blender, combine the cranberries, mint leaves and tequila. Blend until the berries and mint are well chopped. Cover, refrigerate and allow to steep overnight or for up to 3 days.

After the mixture has steeped, pour it through a mesh strainer to remove and discard the solids, pressing them to extract as much liquid as possible. Transfer the infused tequila to a pitcher and refrigerate until ready to serve.

In a second pitcher, stir together the agave, lime juice, orange juice and water. Serve the pitchers side-by-side, along with mint sprigs to garnish. Instruct guests to pour equal parts of each mixture (roughly 2 ounces of each) into an ice-filled glass, then gently stir. Makes 12 servings.

Per serving: 210 calories, 0 fat, 0 cholesterol, 21 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 17 g sugar, 0 protein, 0 sodium.

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