Christmas Margarita – with Polish Krupnik

Christmas Margarita, festive margarita made with Polish Krupnik, full of citrusy, sweet and spicy Christmas flavours, with cloves, cinnamon tequila!

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Christmas Margarita with Krupnik
Christmas Margarita

It’s 4 days to Christmas and I have been a bit slow with posting this Christmas Margarita recipe! It’s been the usual mad December rush, as a self employed chef, this is the craziest time of the year for me.

I was still doing some present shopping today, after my last job of the year! No more work after today, until next year, I declined all requests and fully intend to enjoy the holidays with the family!

So, you won’t be getting a long spiel from me today, just a recipe – for the most part! You know I love my margaritas, I have a few of them on this blog, like:

Limoncello Margarita (a Limoncello Cocktail)
Limoncello margarita is a lemony, Italian take on that classic, sexy cocktail, made with tequila, limoncello and lemon juice.
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limoncello margarita photography, yello cocktail photo
Tomatillo and Jalapeño Margarita with Salt & Pepper Rim
Tomatillo and Jalapeño Margarita recipe with a hot salt and pepper rim. This is the drink to spice up your life!
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Classic Margarita Recipe (it’s much easier than you think!)
Classic margarita recipe, made with tequila, Cointreau and lime juice.
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Classic margarita in small tumbler, pink salt cocktail, cocktail with lime slices

I wanted to make a margarita with some sort of Christmas spices and aroma. And when I made Krupnik, the Polish Spiced Vodka and Honey Liqueur last month (image below), I just knew I wanted to use it in the Christmas Margarita. It has the citrusy spicy aroma one associates with Christmas, and makes a delicious winter cocktail, no festivities needed!

Polish Krupnik
Polish Krupnik

Krupnik is very easy to make, takes about 15 minutes, then you let it steep overnight and strain. It’s perfect to drink immediately, but also improves after a week or few. So you still have time to make the krupnik, then the Christmas margarita! You get 2 drinks for the price of one! Click here for the Krupnik recipe.

So if you fancy a new Christmas cocktail recipe, here’s the Christmas Margarita recipe, are you a fan of margaritas?

Until I see you again, have a wonderful Christmas!

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Lin xx

Christmas Margarita with Krupnik

Christmas Margarita – let the sleighbells ring

Christmas Margarita, festive margarita made with Polish Krupnik, full of Christmas aroma.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: International
Keyword: christmas, cocktails, margarita
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 297.3kcal
Author: Azlin Bloor


  • 60 ml (2 fl oz/4 Tbsp) tequila
  • 30 ml (1 fl oz) krupnik
  • 30 ml (1 fl oz) orange juice
  • 15 ml (½ fl oz) honey
  • some fine salt
  • sprinkle of cinnamon


  • Mix the tequila, krupnik, orange juice and honey together and set aside. Taste it. Add more honey if you like your margaritas sweet like I do. You might even want to double up on the krupnik, taste as you go.
  • Mix the cinnamon and salt in a saucer.
  • Lightly wet the rim of your cocktail glass and coat the rim with the salt and cinnamon.
  • Pour the prepared drink into the glass and enjoy.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 297.3kcal | Carbohydrates: 36.9g | Sodium: 357mg | Sugar: 24.1g
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14 thoughts on “Christmas Margarita – with Polish Krupnik”

  1. Hi Carleen, thanks for spotting that error. It’s definitely tequila! Always tequila in a margarita. As far as the honey goes, when I was making this up, I think it definitely needed the honey to balance everything out. If you are concerned it may be too sweet, hold out on the honey, and taste as you go.

  2. Recipe for Christmas Margarita shows tequila as one of the ingredients (2 oz.)
    The recipe directions say to mix vodka with other ingredients. Which is it?
    Vodka or Tequila?
    Also, is it necessary to add in honey since krupnik is honey-based?

  3. This is a really amazing drink, Azlin! I’ve pencilled this for our New Year’s party. Making the Krupnik tomorrow, thanks.

  4. This sounds like a drink that I should add to my cocktail recipes. Such a refreshing drink. Thanks for sharing your excellent info and recipe.
    Merry Christmas and happy holidays.

  5. Joan Wiseman

    Thank you, Chef! I’ve been looking around for something different to make this holiday. I believe I’ve got everything I need to make the Krupnik, as we just got a couple of bottles of vodka. I’m getting on it today! Then the Margarita on Boxing Day for friends. Merry Christmas!

  6. Mick Ripley

    Wow, this is great. I just love how you come up with the cocktails on your site. I love all the other original recipes too! Loving the sound of that Polish drink. Off to get some vodka and honey! Cheers and happy Christmas!

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