Fresh Cherry Margaritas

Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients:

12 fresh sweet cherries, pitted

2½ tbsp. tequila

2 tbsp. fresh lime juice

1½ tbsp. (or more) simple syrup

1 tbsp. maraschino cherry liqueur (or maraschino juice)

1 fresh cherry with stem, for garnish

Directions:

Put the cherries in a cocktail shaker.  Mash them with a muddler or the end of a wooden spoon until well crushed, about 1 minute.  Add the tequila, lime juice, simple syrup, and 8 large ice cubes.  Cover the shaker and shake vigorously for 30 seconds.  Immediately strain into an ice-filled glass.  Garnish with the fresh cherry.  

Printed from Annie’s Eats