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Happy Hour: Bing Cherry Margarita

Last week Yum and I found ourselves enjoying pizza, cocktails, and the Argentina vs. Mexico soccer game. The pizza was a little too soft for our liking, but both the game and the cocktails went above and beyond our expectations. I had spent the day thinking about cherries and was delighted to see one of the seasonal specialty cocktails was a cherry margarita! Cherries muddled with tequila and lime juice served on the rocks with a lime zest salted rim sounded like heaven. It was slightly disappointing when the finished drink was made with a pureed cherry syrup rather than muddled cherries, but it was still cool, refreshing, and delicious. The lime zest really added a tasty zing to the salted rim, and if you love tequila you will definitely delight in this cocktail. Give this drink a whirl when you get bored with the regular old lemon-lime margs. To get the recipe,


Cherry Margarita
Modified from Patron
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1/2 cup cherries pitted and mashed or 2 oz Fresh cherry puree
1 oz Simple syrup
1 oz Fresh lime juice
3/4 oz cointreau
1 1/2 oz tequila
Lime wedge for garnish

Combine all ingredients into an ice filled mixing tin. Shake and strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.

  1. Combine the zest of one lime with several teaspoons of rock salt.
  2. Rub a lime wedge around the rim of the glass. Dip into the zest salt mixture.
  3. Fill the glass with ice.
  4. In a cocktail shaker mash the cherries with the simple syrup and lime juice. Add the other ingredients and shake to combine. If using the puree shake to combine.
  5. Pour into prepared glass and and garnish with a lime wedge.

Serves 1.

PopArtDiva PopArtDiva 9 years
I love cherries so I have to try this - although I prefer designer martinis. I've been very disappointed in the cherry martini recipes I've tried so I might try to adapt this! As for the cherry syrup - that stuff only works in coke. You really need to use real cherries in a cocktail in my opinion. You can buy frozen cherries when they're out of season.
veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
sounds & looks amazing
ishop2much ishop2much 10 years
yummmmmmmmy!
MrsJigglesworth MrsJigglesworth 10 years
sounds great!
JennaV JennaV 10 years
YUM!
kyleracine kyleracine 10 years
This looks so delicious! I have been lurking and reading recipes for a while on this blog but when you mentioned that you watch soccer I had to come out of the woodwork! Glad to see others enjoying the sport too :)
mizlynz mizlynz 10 years
It does LOOK tasty, I will admit. Mmm. I wish it was in a different glass in the pic, though.
earthylovingirl earthylovingirl 10 years
that looks tasty..!
mizlynz mizlynz 10 years
That recipe sounds DELICIOUS. And it makes me want a good marg. I love cherries!
Daylyn Daylyn 10 years
This sounds good, maybe I'll make these for my birthday party!
msshellokitty msshellokitty 10 years
That looks so good.I want one.
mishelleanne mishelleanne 10 years
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm i want one right now
Curious-Alice Curious-Alice 10 years
This sounds fabulous, I can't wait to try it.
crispet1 crispet1 10 years
Party, this truly does sound heavenly. And that pic looks mouth wateringly delicious. Your description was so vivid and colorful that I literally am drooling. Thanks for the recipe, I really enjoyed learning about this drink!
kimbit kimbit 10 years
I love cherries! Has any one tried the White Cherries? They are my favourite, I am just sad that they are only available for a couple of weeks a year here. I guess I will just have to have a red cherry marg.
Beautifulbarbie Beautifulbarbie 10 years
Looks delicious.
rubialala rubialala 10 years
Oooo, that looks so yummy. We're going out tonight, maybe I'll order one!
kcreson kcreson 10 years
YUM!!! Ill try this cocktail over the weekend! xo
ccsugar ccsugar 10 years
Ohhh I could really go for one (or two) of these right about now!! This and that emergency chocolate bar ;)
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