Cherry Margaritas

Beverages

Cherry season is in full swing and what better way to honor this delicious fruit than making it into a refreshing drink!  There is something about summertime that makes all drinks taste so good!  Maybe because we are sweating more!  All I know is this time of year I love to experiment with different types of beverages both kid-friendly and the adult kind;)  When I first saw these cherry margaritas floating around the blog world I immediately put them on my list and boy am I glad I did they are so good!  You must try these this weekend!  Enjoy! 

cherry margaritas

Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients
12 fresh cherries, pitted
2 1/2 tbsp. good tequila 
2 tbsp. fresh lime juice, about 1 lime
2 tbsp. simple syrup
1 tbsp. maraschino cherry juice 

Directions
Place the pitted cherries is a cocktail shaker.  Mash/muddle cherries with a muddler or the end of a wooden spoon until cherry juice fills 1/2 of the shaker.  Add the tequila, lime juice, simple syrup and some ice.  Cover the shaker and shake well.  Strain into a glass filled with ice.  Garnish with a fresh cherry and a slice of lime.

Recipe Source: Annie’s Eats

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