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.more
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.