Sour Cherry Margaritas

Sour Cherry Margaritas from Farmhouse38.com

Honestly, these have Valentine’s Day written all over them. But you know what? They also have ‘summer’ written all over them. And ‘delicious’.

For one beverage, you’ll need:

–2.5 oz. tart cherry juice (Whole Foods brand 365 Organic is my fav)

–2 oz. silver tequila

–1/2 oz. maraschino cherry liqueur

–1/2 oz. fresh lime juice

–1/2 oz. simple syrup

For garnish:

–2 tablespoons lime juice

–2 tablespoons unrefined sugar (but refined is doable, too–the unrefined looks a little better, IMO)

–1 tablespoon pink himalayan salt (or red hawaiian or something along those lines)

–3 maraschino or fresh cherries when in season, pre-soaked in tequila

Begin by mixing your garnish sugar and pink salt together in a small dish. Combine thoroughly. Then spread it evenly across the bottom of a salad plate, and on a second salad plate, place the lime juice. ‘Salt’ your glass rim by dipping the rim of the glass into the lime juice and then dabbing it into the salt mixture. Fill your salted glass with ice, and set aside. Drain your three garnish cherries and make sure they are not sopping wet with liquid, then roll them in the salt mixture and spear them on a toothpick.

In a shaker full of ice, combine all your beverage ingredients, and shake thoroughly. Strain into your salt-rimmed glass, garnish with your tooth-picked cherries, and you are ready to rock.

Cheers, friends!

Sour Cherry Margaritas from Farmhouse38.com

Yum.

Sour Cherry Margaritas from Farmhouse38.com

And yum.

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5 thoughts on “Sour Cherry Margaritas

  1. DannaTX March 24, 2014 at 9:21 pm Reply

    Oh my….this looks just too delish!

  2. Charlotte Zweigoron March 25, 2014 at 3:24 pm Reply

    Sour cherries are one of my all-time favorite flavors. Being a VERY occasional drinker, it might be a bit of a “thing” to get these ingredients because I would have them forever! It does sound worth it, though… You always have the best stuff!

  3. Jenn | Near and Far Montana April 10, 2014 at 2:03 pm Reply

    This looks so incredibly delicious. I think I will try it this weekend, assuming it’s not snowing, of course.

    • farmhouseK8 April 12, 2014 at 12:09 am Reply

      They are seriously my new favorite!!! :-D

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