The Speckled Palate
April 28, 2017

Cherry Lemonade Margaritas

Cool down this month with Cherry Lemonade Margaritas! These tart and slightly sweet cocktails pair beautifully with tacos for Taco Tuesday and make the perfect cocktail for a Cinco de Mayo party. Brilliantly red, these margaritas would also be a standout recipe for a red, white and blue get-together. Made with freshly squeezed lemon juice, cherries, silver tequila and agave, Cherry Lemonade Margaritas are the perfect drink to sip all summer long!

Cool down with Cherry Lemonade Margaritas! Made with freshly squeezed lemon juice, cherries and tequila, these margs are the perfect drink to sip all summer! #recipe #cocktail #drink

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Whenever it heats up outside, I find myself craving lemonade.

All different kinds of lemonade.

If it’s got lemony goodness and isn’t too sweet, chances are I wanna get my hands on it

So today, I’ve combined one of my favorite drinks with a favorite Cinco de Mayo sipper: the margarita.

Cool down with Cherry Lemonade Margaritas! Made with freshly squeezed lemon juice, cherries and tequila, these margs are the perfect drink to sip all summer! #recipe #cocktail #drink

And I’ve teamed up with my friends Madison, Meghan and Susannah to bring y’all FOUR different margaritas for Cinco de Mayo!

Just in case one variation wasn’t enough. 😉

Cool down with Cherry Lemonade Margaritas! Made with freshly squeezed lemon juice, cherries and tequila, these margs are the perfect drink to sip all summer! #recipe #cocktail #drink

The inspiration for this recipe was making a margarita that didn’t taste like a margarita.

I KNOW. I AM RIDICULOUS.

My idea was for it to taste lemony and cherry-y without being overwhelmingly tequila-heavy. And while you can taste the tequila in this margarita, it isn’t too much. (In my opinion.)

Cool down with Cherry Lemonade Margaritas! Made with freshly squeezed lemon juice, cherries and tequila, these margs are the perfect drink to sip all summer! #recipe #cocktail #drink

While this certainly isn’t a classic or a traditional margarita, it’s a fun twist, and it’s something you can drink all spring and summer long.

The color alone suggests it would be deliciously decadent to make a batch for Independence Day. Or any other day/holiday when you want to serve a bright red drink that has no added food coloring.

Cool down with Cherry Lemonade Margaritas! Made with freshly squeezed lemon juice, cherries and tequila, these margs are the perfect drink to sip all summer! #recipe #cocktail #drink

Cherry Lemonade Margarita Essentials

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Cool down with Cherry Lemonade Margaritas! Made with freshly squeezed lemon juice, cherries and tequila, these margs are the perfect drink to sip all summer! #recipe #cocktail #drink

Be sure to check out Meghan’s Chili Lime Margarita, Madison’s Prickly Pear Margarita and Susannah’s Strawberry Basil Margaritas.

And find my recipe for these delightful Cherry Lemonade Margaritas as you scroll on down…

Cool down with Cherry Lemonade Margaritas! Made with freshly squeezed lemon juice, cherries and tequila, these margs are the perfect drink to sip all summer! #recipe #cocktail #drink

Cool down with Cherry Lemonade Margaritas! Made with freshly squeezed lemon juice, cherries and tequila, these margs are the perfect drink to sip all summer! #recipe #cocktail #drink
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Cherry Lemonade Margaritas

Cool down this month with Cherry Lemonade Margaritas! These tart and slightly sweet cocktails pair beautifully with tacos for Taco Tuesday and make the perfect cocktail for a Cinco de Mayo party. Brilliantly red, these margaritas would also be a standout recipe for a red, white and blue get-together. Made with freshly squeezed lemon juice, cherries, silver tequila and agave, Cherry Lemonade Margaritas are the perfect drink to sip all summer long!

Course Cocktail
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 margaritas
Author Erin Parker, The Speckled Palate

Ingredients

Margaritas

  • 7 oz. lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen cherries
  • 4 oz. silver tequila
  • 1 oz. orange liqueur
  • 1 oz. agave nectar

Lemon Sugar

  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • Lemon wedge

Instructions

Make the Lemon Sugar

  1. Zest the lemon, then place in a small bowl with the sugar. 

  2. Stir the sugar and lemon together until combined, and set aside.

  3. Take the lemon wedge, and run along the lip of the cups you’ll be serving the margaritas in.

Make the Margaritas

  1. Using a citrus juicer, juice 3-4 small lemons to have the freshly squeezed 7 oz. of lemon juice. (This may take more or less lemons, depending on the size and juiciness.)

  2. Once the lemons have been juiced, pour the juice into the base of a blender.

  3. Add the frozen cherries, orange liqueur, silver tequila and agave nectar to the blender.

  4. Blend until smooth.

  5. Pour into the prepared glasses, and enjoy immediately!

Recipe Notes

This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled if serving a crowd.

If making for a party, I suggest juicing the lemons in advance and storing in a glass jar in the refrigerator until it's time to blend the margaritas. That way, you won't be shackled to the juicer when you want to be socializing with your friends.

How do you feel about lemonade?

Do you like classic margaritas or twists on the classic?

2 Comments

  1. Meghan @ Cake 'n Knife

    I love that you mashed together cherry lemonade and a margarita! This is such a brilliant idea and I am literally drooling over that intense color. Simply stunning!

  2. Madison | A Joyfully Mad Kitchen

    ERIN OMG. That lemon sugar. I am DYINGGG.

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