Not your grandmother's cranberry sauce

Special to The Log

Ditch the classic cranberry sauce this Christmas in favor of a grown-up crimson treat with a spirited twist. Uncle Buck's Fish Bowl & Grill is sharing their famed Cranberry Margarita recipe to perk up your holidays.

Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl & Grill Cranberry Margarita

1 ¼ oz. Tequila

¾ oz. Triple Sec

4 oz. Margarita mix

1 ½ oz. cranberry relish (recipe below)

Blend all ingredients.

Pour into salt rimmed margarita glass.

Garnish with three fresh cranberries and one candy cane straw.

Cranberry Relish

16 oz. fresh cranberries

1 cup water

1 cup sugar

1 Tbsp. orange zest

Combine water and sugar in sauce pan and bring to a boil.

Add cranberries and orange zest; return to boil.

Reduce heat and simmer fro 10 minutes; stir occasionally.

Remove from heat and store in fridge to cool.