Don’t use salt to coat the rim of your glass for this winter-appropriate margarita from Rebecca Rather’s “The Pastry Queen Christmas.” She suggests running a bit of cut lime around the rim, then dunking the glass in sugar.
Start to finish: 10 minutes
1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup orange liqueur (such
as triple sec)
1/2 cup 100 percent agave tequila
1/2 cup cranberry juice
4 thin slices of lime, for garnish
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine all ingredients and shake well. Pour into ice-filled glasses or canning jars. Garnish each glass with a slice of lime.