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Cherry Lime Margarita

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Every summer backyard party needs a signature drink and this Cherry Lime Margarita is perfect for entertaining. Make it for small or larger gatherings.

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Cherry Lime Margaritas are a cocktail you'll serve all summer long.

If you’ve never had cherry and lime together you are missing out. This margarita, made with silver tequila, is a fresh twist on American’s most popular cocktail.

There are a number of ways to make this 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 a cherry syrup as a substitute.

Cherry lime margaritas are a sweet cherry on the classic lime margarita.

For those that may not know, grenadine is not a cherry syrup. Grenadine is made from pomegranates. Thee 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.

A cherry lime margarita is a fresh twist on a classic cocktail.

Cherry lime margaritas are a sweet cherry on the classic lime margarita.

Cherry Lime Margarita

Yield: 1 serving
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

A sweet cherry twist on a classic 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


  1. Put kosher salt on a flat plate. Run a lime wedge around the cocktail glass and rin with salt.
  2. 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.

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Serve this cherry lime margarita all summer long.

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Christie Campbell

Tuesday 12th of May 2020

I'm a total cherry fiend! I can't wait to shake some of these up this summer.

The Freshman Cook

Monday 11th of May 2020

What a gorgeous refreshing drink for a hot afternoon! I can see where these could become a wonderful, fun habit this summer and I am looking forward to making one soon!


Monday 11th of May 2020

I'm a sucker for margaritas and this flavor sounds so good!

Wendy Klik

Monday 11th of May 2020

I'll have one or two of those as we lounge around the pool please. So refreshing!!

Rebekah @ Making Miracles

Monday 11th of May 2020

Love that gorgeous color on that drink! Cherry and lime are just a match made in heaven.

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