Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with a Frozen Cranberry Margarita, a Unique New Twist on an Old Favorite!

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Looking for a cool, and healthy, alternative to the traditional Cinco de Mayo drink? Try this Frozen Margarita recipe from the Cranberry Marketing Committee.

Looking for a cool, and healthy, alternative to the traditional Cinco de Mayo drink? Try a frozen cranberry margarita!

In the United States, Cinco de Mayo, the Mexican holiday celebrating the defeat of French forces at the Battle of Puebla, has been a way to celebrate the culture of Mexico and Americans of Mexican ancestry. Much like, Oktoberfest, Chinese New Year, and St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, this day is celebrated by many Americans, regardless of ethnic origin.

So, celebrate this holiday with traditional Mexican food and, of course, a Margarita. Margaritas, the most widely consumed tequila based drink in the United States, have long been the traditional drink during Cinco de Mayo celebrations. This year, try a recipe that combines this Cinco de Mayo favorite with tasty, antioxidant-packed, cranberry juice. Cranberries, one of three fruits native to North America, are enjoyed all over the world for their unique taste and health benefits. One taste of this delicious recipe and it’ll remain a favorite for this and all your future celebrations.

100% cranberry juice can be found in most supermarkets, usually in the natural products aisle. For this, and more recipes and information about cranberries, visit our website at: http://www.uscranberries.com .

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Ingredients:
6 ounces tequila, 6 ounces orange liqueur (such as Grand Marnier), 8 ounces unsweetened 100% cranberry juice, 1 / 2 cup honey, Pinch salt, Ice cubes

Directions:
In a blender, combine the tequila, orange liqueur, cranberry juice, honey and salt. Add enough ice to fill the blender about two-thirds full. Blend until smooth. Serve immediately. Makes 4 servings.

The Cranberry Marketing Committee (CMC) represents the US cranberry industry and was established as a Federal Marketing Order in 1962 to maintain favorable supply and demand equilibrium. In 1992, the CMC began to promote the sale and use of cranberries and cranberry products. And, in 1999 the CMC launched an international promotion program which was followed with a domestic program in 2002. Currently, the CMC promotes cranberry usage and consumption in the United States, Mexico, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland, France, Spain, Australia, Japan and South Korea.

For additional information, please contact Ashley Chard at 508-291-1510 or via e-mail at achard(at)cranberry(dot)org.

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