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cherry margarita with tequila and maraschino liqueur

Cherry Margarita

This Cherry Margarita recipe puts a twist on the classic cocktail using fresh cherries and a little maraschino liqueur.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 274kcal
Author: EmilyFabulous


  • cocktail shaker
  • strainer


  • 10 fresh cherries, rinsed and pitted
  • 2 ounces tequila (I used a silver tequila)
  • 1/2 ounce maraschino liqueur ( I used Luxardo brand)
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 3/4 ounce agave nectar
  • fresh cherry or lime wedge for garnish


  • Prepare your favorite lowball cocktail glass with fresh ice. Place the cherries in a cocktail shaker and muddle them with a muddler until nice and crushed.
    muddled cherries in a cocktail shaker
  • Add the tequila, maraschino liqueur, lime juice, agave nectar, and ice and shake for 20-30 seconds. Strain into the prepared cocktail glass and garnish. Cheers!
    cherry margarita


  • This cocktail is also delicious unstrained with the cherry pieces in the drink.
  • If you want more liquid, add a splash of tonic water or club soda. 


Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 274kcal | Carbohydrates: 29.5g | Protein: 0.9g | Fat: 3.2g | Saturated Fat: 1.8g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 33mg | Fiber: 1.7g | Sugar: 22.1g | Calcium: 10mg

Any nutrition calculations are only estimates using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.