Northwest fresh sweet cherries are coming into season, and it’s a sure sign that summer’s here. Find a handy spot to place the blender and make these Cherry Margaritas. Start with a mix of Northwest fresh sweet cherries, a little tequila and a hit of citrus, all whirled in the blender, and you will enjoy the perfect summer frozen cocktail creation. Cherries are so healthy for you! For a list of 10 health benefits see my post here.
1 cup pitted and halved Northwest fresh sweet cherries
1/4 cup tequila
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons orange liqueur
2 cups crushed ice, divided
2 Northwest sweet cherries with stems
1. Combine cherries, tequila, lime juice, sugar, orange liqueur and 1 cup crushed ice in blender container. Blend until smooth. Add remaining ice and blend until mixture becomes slushy.
2. Dip the rims of 12-ounce cocktail glasses in lime juice then dip in salt. Pour cherry mixture into glass. Garnish each with a cherry with stem. Makes 2 servings.