Peppermint Margarita

Peppermint margarita with a candy cane rim.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
24 servings


  • ¼ cup red colored sugar, or as needed

  • ¼ cup white sugar, or as needed

  • 1 fresh lime, cut into wedges

  • 1 cup white tequila (such as Jose Cuervo Clasico®)

  • 1 cup simple syrup

  • 1 (6 ounce) can frozen limeade concentrate

  • 4 ½ fluid ounces peppermint schnapps, or to taste

  • ½ cup triple sec

  • ½ lemon, juiced

  • 8 cups ice cubes, or as needed

  • 1 tablespoon grenadine syrup, or as desired

  • 1 fluid ounce brandy-based orange liqueur (such as Grand Marnier®)

  • 1 tablespoon crushed candy canes


  1. Pour 1/4 to 1/2 inch of red sugar onto a small, shallow plate. Pour 1/4 to 1/2 inch of white sugar onto another small, shallow plate. Moisten the rims of margarita glasses with a wedge of lime, dip the moistened glasses into the red sugar, then the white, alternating sugars so that the edge of the glass looks like stripes on a candy cane; set aside.

  2. Blend tequila, simple syrup, limeade, peppermint schnapps, triple sec, and lemon juice in a blender until smooth. Pour tequila mixture into a quart jar.

  3. Fill blender with ice cubes. Pour 1/4 the tequila mixture over the ice and blend until smooth. Add grenadine for color while the mixture is blending. Pour mixture into prepared margarita glasses, add a splash of orange liqueur, and sprinkle crush candy canes over each margarita. Repeat with remaining tequila mixture and ice cubes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

133 Calories
23g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 133
% Daily Value *
Sodium 2mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 4mg 20%
Calcium 3mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 13mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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