Winter Margaritas

Winter margaritas using Trader Joe’s winter wassail punch – the perfect holiday cocktail that is festive and easy to make!

Winter margaritas with Trader Joe's wassail punch

If you’re looking for a holiday cocktail this season, look no further! This one is only a handful of ingredients and tastes like Christmas in margarita form. Trader Joe’s winter wassail punch is a key ingredient here. It has apple, orange and holiday spice flavors that just scream “Happy Holidays.” Normally, I mix this punch with red wine for a sangria type of drink. However, mixing it with tequila was the move. A little Cointreau goes a long way in this drink too.

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What you will need for these winter margaritas:

  • Silver tequila
  • Trader Joe’s winter wassail punch
  • Cointreau
  • Lime juice
  • Salt if desired for the rim
  • Rosemary sprigs
  • Orange slices
  • Cinnamon

The rosemary sprigs aren’t totally necessary. But, they do add a little festive touch. I’m all for going above and beyond during the holidays to make everything a little more special. I always love a salt rim for my margaritas. However, a cinnamon sugar rim would also be delicious. If you like things on the sweeter side that would be a great option.

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I hope you enjoy these winter margaritas with a loved one this holiday season. They’re the perfect sipping drink for gathering around the fireplace, dinner table, or to serve at a holiday party.

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Winter Margaritas



salt, optional
34 oz silver tequila
810 oz Trader Joe’s winter wassail punch
1/2 oz cointreau
juice of 1/2 a lime
2 rosemary sprigs, optional
2 orange slices
pinch of cinnamon


Run a lime slice around the rim of your glasses then fill a shallow bowl or plate with salt.

Gently dip the rim of each glass in the salt until it’s coated. Add ice to each glass.

Add ice to a cocktail shaker with tequila, winter wassail punch, cointreau, and lime juice. Shake well.

Pour into prepared glasses.

Add a rosemary sprig and an orange slice to each glass. Sprinkle with a pinch of cinnamon. Enjoy!

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    Allison Kamin

    Hi! Do you think you could sub mezcal fir the tequila or that would be weird?

      Amanda Hickman

      I think it would work!