Fresh Cherry Margarita

muddled sweet cherries add a burst of bright color to the classic Mexican Cocktail. Look for agave nectar at the super market near the honey and maple syrup.

Fresh Cherry Margarita

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  • 12 fresh sweet cherries, pitted

  • 1¼ oz tequila

  • 1 fl. oz. fresh lime juice (or 2 Tbs.)

  • ¾ of agave nectar, preferably dark (1-½ Tbs.)

  • ½ fl. oz. (1 Tbs.) maraschino liqueur

  • 1 fresh sweet cherry with stem.


Put the cherries in a cocktail shaker and mash them with a muddler or the end of a wooden spoon until well crushed, about 1 minute. Add the tequila, lime juice, agave nectar, maraschino liqueur and 8 large ice cubes. Cover the shaker and shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Immediately strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with the cherry.


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