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Thanksgiving Margarita (Paleo & Gluten Free)

Tequila meets apple cider, fresh lime juice, & cinnamon honey simple syrup in this festive Thanksgiving cocktail. Topped with fresh apple slices, cranberries, and cinnamon sticks, this is a perfect, Fall-inspired margarita recipe that everyone will love! Gluten Free, Paleo, & Refined Sugar Free.
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  • 2 oz 100% agave tequila
  • 2 oz apple cider
  • 1 oz fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1 squeeze lime juice
  • 2 tbsp coarse sea salt, for rim
  • apple slices, cranberries, and cinnamon sticks, for garnish - optional
  • 1/2 oz cinnamon honey simple syrup, more if you like it sweeter!

Cinnamon Honey Simple Syrup

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 cinnamon sticks


  • Make the simple syrup: Combine the honey, water, and cinnamon sticks in a small sauce pan and heat over medium high heat. Stir for 2-3 minutes until the honey is completely dissolved. Remove from heat.
  • Pour the salt on a plate. Use a lime wedge to wet the rim of your glass. Dip the rim into the salt to coat. Fill the glass with ice.
  • Add the tequila, apple cider, orange juice, lime juice, honey simple syrup, and ice to a shaker. Shake well, then pour into the glass. Garnish with an apple slice, cranberries, and a cinnamon stick. Enjoy!


Calories: 483kcal, Carbohydrates: 95g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 13972mg, Potassium: 202mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 88g, Vitamin A: 78IU, Vitamin C: 16mg, Calcium: 96mg, Iron: 2mg