Whip up a pitcher of these Cherry Margaritas for your next summer party! Perfect for a crowd, and packed with flavor!
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Margaritas. The drink of choice whenever I go out. Most bartenders can make them nice and strong over rocks, so it’s always my go-to option.
But at home? I rarely make them. I tend to go for a mixed drink or a beer (so lazy, I know).
A few months ago I had such a taste for these Cherry Beer Margaritas. They’re so tasty and easy. Except I was out of 7-up!
So I did the next best thing and made a pitcher of tart Cherry Margaritas. And now I’ll be keeping some simple syrup ready in my refrigerator for all my summer drinking!
How to make a pitcher of Cherry Margaritas:
- Start by making a simple syrup, using 2 cups of water and 2 cups of granulated sugar. Heat in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly until the sugar dissolves. Set aside.
- Next, pull out the blender and add in 2 cups of frozen tart cherries (with pits removed). You can also use fresh if desired. Blend with the simple syrup.
- In a large pitcher, combine the cherry mixture with a whole bottle of tequila (750ml), 2 cups of triple sec, and 2 cups of lime juice. Stir and serve over ice.
- If you prefer a blended (slushy) margarita, pour everything into your large blender (or do about half of the pitcher) and add ice until it’s a desired consistency.
- For a delicious garnish, dip the rim of your glass in simple syrup and then in coarse turbinado sugar. Add your cherry margarita to the glass with ice, and a lime for garnish! ENJOY.
Want more pitchers of drinks? Here are some of my favorites:
- Pineapple Sangria is the perfect, refreshing summer drink! Packed with fruit, juice, and alcohol, you should whip up a batch today!
- Cranberry Ginger Ale Punch that can be made boozy or not. It’s great for grown-ups and kids alike!
- This Apple Cider Sangria is the perfect holiday beverage! Make it a day ahead of time for best flavor!
- Need a batch cocktail for your next party? Look no further than these gorgeous Blood Orange Margaritas for a crowd, from Garnish with Lemon.
- This Hot Pink Summer drink recipe from Real Housemoms is light and refreshing and because you make it in a pitcher it’s the perfect drink for a summer party!!!
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Cherry Margarita recipe:
Yield: 2 qt. pitcher
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:5 minutes
Total Time:15 mintues
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 cups frozen tart cherries, pits removed (or fresh)
- 1 bottle (750 ml) tequila
- 2 cups triple sec
- 2 cups lime juice
- 1/4 cup turbinado sugar, for garnish
- 1 lime, sliced, for garnish
- In a small saucepan, make a simple syrup by combining the water with the sugar. Whisk over medium heat until sugar is dissolved.
- In a large blender, combine simple syrup with frozen cherries (or fresh). Blend until pureed.
- For the pitcher of margaritas, combine cherry mixture with tequila, triple sec, and lime juice. Refrigerate or serve immediately, stir together.
- To garnish the glass, dip rim of glass in extra simple syrup (or water) and then dip in turbinado sugar. Add ice and margaritas. Place a slice of lime on each glass, enjoy!
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