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Cool down 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… or for any warm weather gathering! Makes 2 drinks.
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.
What do I need to make these Cherry Lemonade Margaritas?
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How do I make this homemade margarita?
Make the Lemon Sugar
Zest the lemon, then place in a small bowl with the sugar. Stir together.
Take the lemon wedge, and run along the lip of the cups you’ll be serving the margaritas in.
Make the Margaritas
Using a citrus juicer, juice 3-4 small lemons for their juice. Pour into the base of the blender.
Add the frozen cherries, orange liqueur, silver tequila and agave nectar to the blender. Blend until smooth.
Pour into the prepared glasses, and enjoy immediately!
Frequently asked questions about this summer margarita recipe
How do these margaritas get their color?
The frozen cherries!
I have fresh cherries, not frozen. Will those work?
They certainly will. The margaritas won’t be slushy if you use fresh cherries, but they’ll still taste delightful.
If using fresh cherries, make sure to pit them before blending.
Can I make these margs in a larger batch?
You absolutely can! These margaritas can easily be turned into a pitcher drink.
I suggest doubling or tripling the recipe and checking your math. 🙂
Squeeze the lemons in advance, and chill the juice in the fridge for a day or two in advance.
Just before guests arrive, blend the ingredients together so your margaritas will still be ice cold!
What is the inspiration behind this recipe?
Honestly, it 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.
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.
What are some recipes that would pair nicely with these unique margaritas?
These margaritas are perfect for the summertime, so they’d pair well with anything that can be served outdoors.
- Ground Beef Tacos
- Cucumber Finger Sandwiches with Feta and Cream Cheese Spread
- Caramelized Onion Guacamole
- Greek Bruschetta
- Guacamole-Stuffed Fajita Burgers
Scroll on down to see how to make these beauts…
- 7 oz. lemon juice, freshly squeezed
- 1 ½ cups cherries, frozen
- 4 oz. silver tequila
- 1 oz. orange liqueur
- 1 oz. agave nectar
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- Lemon wedge
Make the Lemon Sugar
- Zest the lemon, then place in a small bowl with the sugar.
- Stir the sugar and lemon together until combined, and set aside.
- Take the lemon wedge, and run along the lip of the cups you’ll be serving the margaritas in.
Make the Margaritas
- 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.)
- Once the lemons have been juiced, pour the juice into the base of a blender.
- Add the frozen cherries, orange liqueur, silver tequila and agave nectar to the blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Pour into the prepared glasses, and enjoy immediately!
This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled if serving a crowd.
Easy Entertaining Tip: 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.
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Amount Per Serving:Calories: 353 Sodium: 3mg Carbohydrates: 51g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 42g Protein: 1g