Cherry Margarita

Sipping Saturday

A bulging  bag of ruby jewels arrived home with me on each of  3 trips to the grocery store this week.   My intentions for the first bag were to whip up my Saturday Margarita, that didn’t happen.

Half -way into the second bag I felt another trip to the grocery store was in my future.  By the third bag we had lost all control.  Cherries rock!

We didn’t even bother to mix a batch of pancake batter or cream butter for a cake.

Fresh over ice.

These cherries stood no chance,  as juice ran down our cheeks we sat barefoot in our small backyard throwing back pound after pound of cherries.  No conversation, no interruptions, just cherries.  When I finally awoke from my cherry laced dream I sent hubby to the store for another pound.  Lucky me.  Cherry Margarita.   

This margarita is my new favorite, well at least for this week.  The color is mind blowing beautiful, but the taste is crazy good.  It is a little more work only in regard to pitting the cherries, but man is it worth the effort.  The lime juice and salt rim really add another flavor dimension to this ruby red liquid happiness. Give it a try. Enjoy! Sweet Life

A wonderful reader recently wrote asking why some of my margaritas have a thin foam.    In all my margaritas, I only use fresh juice.  I run my fresh fruit through my trusty juicer to extract the most flavor.  This produces a tiny amount of foam from the juicing process.  Feel free to strain for a clearer juice.  I kinda enjoy the earthy look.   Thanks for your email Judy.  Enjoy this Cherry margarita.

Cherry Margarita

by Sweet Life

by Vianney Rodriguez

makes 4 margaritas


lime wedges

1 cup tequila

1 cup fresh cherry juice, about  1   1/2 cups of fresh cherries

1/3 cup fresh lime juice

1/2 cup Cointreau

ice cubes

On a small plate spread salt.  With lime wedges moisten rim of 6 ounce glasses.  Dip glasses into salt.   Place glasses into freezer to chill.

In a pitcher combine tequila, cherry juice, lime juice and Cointreau.  Remove glasses from freezer and serve margarita mixture over ice. Garnish with lime slices.

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  1. Jo Gallivan says

    Looks delicious and I can’t wait to try it!!!! Also, would you be willing to share where you got the fabulous green bull bowl?

    Many thanks!

  2. trish says

    If you don’t have a juicer, what do you suggest? Could you use the gadget for squeezing juice from lemons or limes?

  3. says

    I have to find or make some fresh cherry juice for your margarita recipe ASAP! I’m loving the color of your cherry margarita and the photos are stunners!

  4. says

    OH MY GOSHHHHH! This is “bloody” amazing!!! Ooooh, gosh! I love it! Just like everyone says, I love how deep the red is in your shot (stunning photography). I’d love to give this a try and serve it to my lovely guests.

  5. says

    Well, you have done it again! I’m sitting here having my morning coffee, and you’re making me crave a margarita!! :) Your black cherry margarita looks and sounds so tempting I might have to buy some cherries today and make it.

    By the way, thanks to you, Mondays are now Margarita Monday night. :) After a day of tennis and the pool, it’s perfect! :) Thanks again for the recipe, and by the way, I just adore your green bull bowl!!! I’d love one! Did you recently purchase it somewhere? If so, would you mind to point me in the right direction ’cause I’d love to buy one. :) Thanks! :)

  6. says

    I always have a hard time stopping myself from eating a bag of cherries in one sitting. They are just so good! This cherry margarita seems worth the self control though. Love that luscious ruby red color!


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