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BOBBY FLAY’S CRANBERRY MARGARITA RECIPE
Cranberry is the pumpkin spice of the future! This seasonal super-healthy berry will soon be added to every recipe you can imagine, so we’re going to get started with a cranberry margarita from Bobby Flay.
The dry sweetness of a good cranberry juice, when combined with tequila and lime, produces a festive red cocktail for a wintery version of this sunny lime classic. Let us know how you like to mix your margaritas in the comments!
The ice in this is rapidly pulverized into a frozen margarita consistency with a Vitamix or Blendtec blender, but you can also quickly pulse and then strain for a stronger drink.
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Adapted from Bobby Flay's Cranberry Margarita
- 2 cups silver tequila
- 1 1/3 cups cranberry juice cocktail
- 1 cup orange liqueur such as Cointreau or Grand Marnier
- 2/3 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
- 2 cups ice
- Place the tequila, cranberry juice, orange liqueur, lime juice, and 2 cups ice into your blender jar.
- For Vitamix: Start on Variable Speed 1, turn the machine on and slowly increase to Speed 10, then flip to High. Blend for 25 seconds or until desired consistency is reached.
- For Blendtec: Press the ICE CRUSH button or use Speed 3 for 25 seconds.
- Pour into glasses and serve immediately with lime or cranberries to garnish.
- All done! Enjoy!! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments! 🙂 Tag @BlenderBabes & #BlenderBabes
HEALTH BENEFITS OF TEQUILA AND CRANBERRIES
Tequila, along with other liquors, is healthy when consumed in moderation because it can be stress relieving. So the occasional drink after a hard day’s work will keep your spirits high (pun intended)!
Despite many recent articles claiming health benefits in agave would also be in tequila, the fermentation process impedes any benefit and the drink is no better than another cocktail.
Cranberries, however, are very healthy, especially when it comes to urinary tract health. For sufferers of chronic UTIs, cranberry juice is a preventative measure and a part of treatment.
Eating or drinking cranberries will produce acidic urine. This prevents the formation of alkaline stones in the urinary tract by fighting bacterial infections.
1. Is Cranberry good for you?
Absolutely! Cranberries offer a range of potential health benefits:
Cranberries are well-known for their ability to help prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs) by reducing the adhesion of bacteria to the urinary tract walls. Some studies suggest that cranberries may help reduce the risk of stomach ulcers by inhibiting the growth of the ulcer-causing bacteria Helicobacter pylori. Cranberries contain antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that may provide relief to individuals with rheumatoid arthritis. Regular consumption of cranberries may contribute to heart health by improving cholesterol levels and reducing blood pressure. Cranberries are rich in vitamin C and other antioxidants that can boost the immune system, helping the body fight off infections. The fiber content in cranberries can support digestive health by promoting regular bowel movements and maintaining a healthy gut microbiome. Cranberries have been associated with a reduced risk of urinary tract infections, which can impact vaginal health. By preventing UTIs, cranberries indirectly support vaginal health.
Incorporating cranberries into your diet, whether through cranberry juice, dried cranberries, or fresh cranberries, can be a tasty way to enjoy these potential health benefits. However, it’s essential to consume cranberries in moderation as part of a balanced diet for optimal results.