• ¼ cup red colored sugar, or as needed
  • ¼ cup white sugar, or as needed
  • 1fresh 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
  • ½lemon, 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®)(Optional)
  • 1 tablespoon crushed candy canes
  • Directions

  • Step 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.


  • Step 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.

  • Step 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.

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