This is my frozen cheerful cherry margarita recipe!
Oooo-yeah, this is so good! It has my favorite fruit in it AND it’s a margarita! How can you go wrong?
As you know, I love using premium ingredients that give my cocktails lots of flavor! I gave this one the title ‘cheerful’ because it makes me cheerful when I look at it, when I drink it and when I talk about it. It just makes me happy. And if you make it, you will feel cheerful too! I guarantee it!
Bold statement, I know.
Less than cheerful news
But now I have to change gears and lament for a paragraph. I know that this isn’t a big deal but I’m so bummed that I forgot to take an aerial shot of this drink! It’s a bummer because for some reason I’ve come to love my aerial shots. I love to photograph them and I love to look at them. But now I don’t have one of my frozen cheerful cherry margarita. I had already poured it into a container and I didn’t have the time to make another. Sob! 😭
I didn’t have time because Christopher and I were on our way out (with the cheerful cherry margarita – as a gift) to visit our niece and make the acquaintance of our new great nephew!
What a cutie.
Did I take a photo of him?
What the heck? I guess I just wasn’t on my game. First, I forgot the aerial view of this fabulous drink and second, I forgot to take a photo of my new nephew. 😳😳
I love that emoji. I use it with Christopher all the time. Our interpretation is: “blink, blink.”
Now for the Frozen Cheerful Cherry Margarita
Here are the ingredients: a cup (or so) of pitted cherries, Patron Silver tequila, Cointreau, fresh lime juice and simple syrup.
I just drooled. Writing that. I drooled.
Yum to the max.
I don’t use my shaker this time. I’m going to blend this cocktail. Hence, the name: frozen. Hehe.
I pour the cherries into the blender container.
Then, I measure out 2 ounces of tequila.
Speaking of tequila, I saw a commercial the other day for an aged tequila that I’d love to try. The brand is Hornitos and if I can find it, I’m buying it! Leave me a comment if you know and recommend Hornitos. And why!
I’ve had it many years ago, and more recently at our cousins house but I don’t remember the taste that well.
I always think that nothing can beat the taste of Patron Silver tequila. But I like to think that I’m open minded enough to sample others and find out. 🙂
What fun I will have finding out. Hehe.
I pour the tequila into the blender container.
Next, I measure out 1 ounce of Cointreau.
Into the blender container it goes.
Now, I measure 1 ounce of simple syrup.
I add it to the blender container.
Now, I squeeze two limes and it yields almost 2 ounces. If you find that the juice from your limes fall short of 2 ounces, don’t worry or stress, just use what it yields.
I add it to the other ingredients.
All that is left is the ice.
I use 2 cups.
I add it to the blender container, screw on the bladed cap and fit it into the base. I have one of those NutraNinja blenders and I just push the smart blend button. It pulses and blends for 1 minute.
Woohoo. We are almost there.
I stick my pick (I love these stainless steel picks[link]!) through two cherries to use for garnish. I then pour the contents of the blender into two glasses. Because I’m generous like that.
I stick the garnish on the glass and snap this photo.
I then snap a vertical view.
Frozen margaritas tend to separate easily. That was always an issue at the Mexican place where I worked. But they’re still tasty and frosty!
This is where the aerial view would be.
But, I’m over it.
Christopher and I did taste this lovely frozen concoction before I packaged it up and boy, oh boy: super duper yummalicious!
I hope you enjoyed this recipe!
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Yields 1 - 2 Drinks
This tasty and refreshing cherry margarita will make you cheer because you will be so happy drinking it!
5 minPrep Time
5 minTotal Time
- 1 cup washed and pitted cherries
- 2 ounces Patron Silver tequila
- 1 ounce Cointreau
- 1 ounce simple syrup
- 2 ounces fresh lime juice
- 2 cherries for garnish
- Grab your blender container and add the pitted cherries
- Add tequila, Cointreau, simple syrup and lime juice
- Add 2 cups ice (or to taste)
- Blend until frosty and smooth
- Pour into glass
- Garnish with skewered cherries
- Feel happy