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Fresh Cherry Amaretto Margaritas |

Fresh Cherry Amaretto Margaritas

  • Yield: 2 cocktails, easily multiplied 1x


  • ½ cup cherries, pitted and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • ¼ cup silver tequila
  • 1 tablespoon triple sec
  • 1 tablespoon maraschino cherry liqueur
  • 1 tablespoon amaretto
  • Salt and sugar, for rimming glasses
  • Extra lime slices, for garnish
  • Extra cherries, for garnish


  1. Place the cherries and sugar in a bowl and muddle or mash with a fork until the cherries are mostly broken down. Alternatively, if a smoother texture is preferred, you can puree the cherries and sugar in a food processor or blender. I don’t mind the cherry bits in my drink, though!
  2. Place the cherry mixture, lime juice, tequila, triple sec, cherry liqueur, and amaretto in a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously until everything is very cold.
  3. Rim two glasses with sugar, salt, or a mixture of the two. Fill the glasses with ice and pour the tequila-cherry mix over top.
  4. Garnish each glass with cherries and additional lime slices, as desired. Serve immediately!