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5 from 3 votes

Cherry Lime Margarita

Cherry and lime are the perfect fruity flavor combination... Add tequila and blend to enjoy a refreshing frosty summer drink!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Simple Syrup Chill Time1 hr
Total Time25 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cherry Drink Recipes, Fresh Cherry Cocktails, Summer Cocktails
Servings: 2 margaritas
Author: Sues


  • Salt for rim optional
  • 2 Tbsp simple syrup, plus more for glass rims (recipe below)
  • 1 1/2 cupa pitted cherries (about 30 cherries)
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 3 oz. tequila
  • 2 oz. triple sec or cointreau
  • 2 cups ice

Simple Syrup:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar


  • On a small plate, spread salt. Using a small pastry brush, brush simple syrup around rim of glass. Place the moistened rim of the glass in salt to coat. Set aside.
  • Combine pitted cherries, freshly squeezed lime juice, simple syrup, tequila, and triple sec in a blender and top with ice. Blend on high until completely smooth.
  • Serve in the two salt-rimmed glasses.

Simple Sugar

  • Combine water and sugar in a medium-sized saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil.
  • Lower heat and let simmer for about 10 minutes, until syrup thickens.
  • Remove syrup to jar or bowl and let cool to room temperature. Store in airtight container in the fridge.