Cherry Limeade Margaritas

mason jar mugs filled with cherry limeade margaritas on a cutting board with line slices and bowl of cherries

Cherry Limeade Margaritas?! This is genius, if I do say so myself. There are days I crave a large cup of cherry limeade filled with crushed ice from Sonic to quench my thirst, especially after a day on the ball field watching my kiddos games.

I have always wanted to make cherry limeade at home, but never have. Finally, after seeing all the fresh and sweet cherries tempting me at the grocery store I had to give it a try.

fresh cherries in a bowl

I got the inspiration from this cherry limeade recipe – I loved that her recipe was so rustic and simple compared to others I had seen online. Most recipes are made with maraschino cherry juice and limeade, but this one is all fresh — made with fresh cherries and limes.

pitted cherries and lime wedge on counter

Throw in pitted cherries, lime wedges (skin and all), water, sugar, blend, and strain — that’s it. Place cherry limeade in a pitcher and refrigerate.

Exotico tequila bottle with two glasses of cherry limeade and a bowl of cherries

This drink is perfect as-is, but of course I wanted to spike this magical liquid with a bit of Exotico Tequila Blanco and for a bit of fizz I topped it with Mountain Valley Sparkling Water. The tequila adds a crisp and herbal aroma and the small bubbles from the sparking water complement the cocktail rather than overpowering it making the cherry limeade margaritas so refreshing.

pouring mountain valley water to a glass of cherry limeade

Cherry limeade and tequila is a match made in summer heaven. I have a feeling that once you make this drink it will be a drink you will make all summer long. It’s perfect for a crowd and so refreshing.

mountain valley Exotico tequila and a glass of cherry limeade

Cherry Limeade Margaritas

Cherry limeade and tequila is a match made in summer heaven. I have a feeling that once you make this drink it will be a drink you will make all summer long. It’s perfect for a crowd and so refreshing.
Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword cherries, limes, sugar, tequila
Author Muy Bueno

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cherries pitted
  • 2 limes quartered (skin on)
  • 5 cups water
  • ½ cups granulated sugar
  • Ice
  • 1 ounce Exotico Tequila Blanco per serving
  • Mountain Valley Sparkling Water

Instructions

  1. Combine the cherries and limes in a blender with sugar and 2 cups of water. Blend until the ingredients are pureed.
  2. Strain the juice and add the rest of the water through a strainer.
  3. Serve in cocktail glasses filled with ice, stir in tequila, top with a splash of sparking water, and garnish with cherries and lime slices.
Photography by Jenna Sparks 

This post is in partnership with Exotico and Mountain Valley. As always, thank you for reading and for supporting companies I partner with, which allows me to create more unique content and recipes for you. All opinions are always my own.