Every summer backyard party needs a signature drink and this Cherry Lime Margarita is perfect for entertaining. If you don’t know what to do with leftover cherry juice, this cocktail is a delicious option.
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If you’ve never had cherry and lime together you are missing out. This maraschino cherry margarita is a fresh twist on America’s most popular cocktail.
- Tequila – Silver tequila is best for this cocktail.
- Lime Juice – Fresh is always best if you have it. I often use Key limes from my tree but juice from Persian limes is just as good.
- Cherry Juice – In the spirit of no waste, use the juice from the maraschino cherry jar.
- Kosher Salt – for rimming the glass.
- Lime and Maraschino Cherry – for rimming the glass and as a garnish.
How do you make a cherry lime margarita?
There are a number of ways to make this cherry tequila cocktail. I am one who hates to waste. I had leftover maraschino cherry juice in my fridge and I always prefer a drink with less alcohol and more flavor so I used it.
Chances are, if you love cherries, you have a jar in your refrigerator too. If you don’t, feel free to use a cherry liqueur or cherry syrup as a substitute.
The best part about making this cocktail is you don’t need a cocktail shaker. It’s easily made in a cocktail glass.
Is Grenadine Cherry Syrup?
For those that may not know, grenadine is not a cherry syrup. Grenadine is made from pomegranates. There are a couple of cherry syrups on the market if you’re wanting less alcohol in your drink.
Want more margarita flavors? My ultimate margarita collection has a nice variety of cocktails.
More Cherry Lime Drinks
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Cherry Lime Margarita
- 2 ounces silver tequila
- 1 ounce fresh lime juice
- 2 ounces maraschino cherry juice
- ½ tablespoon kosher salt
- 2 lime wedges one for rimming the glass
- 1 maraschino cherry
- Put kosher salt on a flat plate. Run a lime wedge around the cocktail glass and rin with salt.
- Add ice to an old-fashioned glass along with the tequila, lime juice, and cherry juice. Stir to mix. Add lime and cherry as a garnish.