Cranberry Monk Fruit Margarita

I’m sharing a couple fun ideas for your next adult beverage.  The first recipe below is a MONK FRUIT Simple syrup: easy, super fast, zero calorie, natural, and not bitter. It’s delicious and avoids the extra sugar that is often the base of many cocktails. You can use it in place of any recipe calling for simple syrup. The second recipe below is for the full Cranberry Monk Fruit Margarita!  A perfect cocktail to enjoy during the holidays or anytime!

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Monk fruit is a small round fruit grown in Southeast Asia.  It has been used as a cold and digestive aid for centuries in Eastern medicine. It has become popular because of its very sweet flavor and the fact that is contains no sugar!  It is a great sugar free alternative to sweeten your food and beverages. Monk Fruit juice or extract is 150-200 times sweeter than sugar and contains zero calories per serving which makes it a WINNER for our adult beverages!  Most health food stores carry it and you can easily find it on Amazon.  



1 Cup Monk fruit

1 Cup Water

Directions:  Boil water and monk fruit just until monk fruit dissolves.  Add 1 cup ice to cool. You can use this syrup in place of honey, sugar, and simple syrup in all your favorite cocktails.  


To make the Cranberry Monk Fruit Syrup: 

1 Cup Monk Fruit (you can use golden or classic)

1 Cup Water

16 Oz (2 cups) fresh or frozen cranberries

2 Tablespoons Lime Zest

Directions:  Boil med/high heat (stir constantly) until monk fruit dissolves and cranberries start to burst (about 5-6 minutes), add 1 cup ice to cool.  Blend for 10-20 seconds to break up cranberries. 

The Cocktail:

2 Cups Tequila

1/2 Cup Fresh squeezed lime juice

Mix cocktail (tequila and lime) and 3 cups Cranberry Syrup together (make sure its cooled). You can either blend it with ice (6-8 cups) or shake with ice and pour. Option: Salt the rim of your glass and toss in a few whole cranberries.