Friday, July 29, 2011

Cherry Lime Margarita

Welcome back to cocktail Friday… here is the hubs with the last margarita to wrap up this glorious “margarita month”:

Hi folks, and Happy Friday. There’s no better day for Tina and me. Today marks the end of July Fridays and the end of Margarita month, but I can promise you it’s definitely not the end of margarita recipes on Cocktail Fridays. I wanted something that really felt like a summer treat. When we’re playing outdoors, Tina loves anything sweet and cold. Her beautiful eyes light up at the sight of shaved ices and limeades. And she LOVES her slushy delights flavored with cherry.

Margarita Month Installment 5:  The Cherry Lime Margarita gives grown ups a reason to stain their mouths, teeth and tongues bright red.

Previous Margaritas this Month:

This drink is so pretty and really takes me back to youthful days of brain freezes.  Sipping this drink MAKES you want to be outside.  Someone should sell these at fairs or zoos for the “big kids”.  The sweet cherries deliver rich, sweet flavor and the lime is light, fresh and well, absolutely perfect!

Enjoy this sweet and tangy summer cocktail before summer is long gone!

Cheers!

The Hubs

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Cherry Lime Margarita

Yield: 1 margarita

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Try this blended with a little ice for a frozen version!

Ingredients:

For the Cherry Puree:
2 cups sweet cherries, pitted
2 TBS simple syrup
2 TBS lime juice

For the Cherry Lime Margarita:
2 oz cherry puree
2 oz tequila
1 ½ oz lime juice
1 oz simple syrup

Directions:

For the Cherry Puree:
Combine ingredients in a blender or small food processor and blend vigorously (at least 30 seconds). Strain through a fine sieve to remove skins. Keep puree in an air tight container and store in the refrigerator.

For the Cherry Lime Margarita:
Combine ingredients in a mixing glass or cocktail shaker and stir or shake well. Fill glass with ice and pour drink over ice. Garnish with a lime wedge and a cherry.

Source: The hubs original

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13 Responses to “Cherry Lime Margarita”

  1. 1

    Lindsey at Burn Me Not — July 29, 2011 @ 1:18 pm

    Looks refreshingly intoxicating! :)

  2. 2

    Bev Weidner — July 29, 2011 @ 1:25 pm

    done. and. done.

  3. 3

    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — July 29, 2011 @ 3:26 pm

    Want one now!

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    Gloria — July 29, 2011 @ 4:32 pm

    Where is the recipe? It’s been a great month! I wish Tina had b-day’s more often! (for the whole Margarita month of course). I luv Margaritas and Mojitos still they are not bikini friendly so for me is a rare indulgence.

    I once tried doing a Margarita with Splenda but it got me drunk waaaaaay to fast. I’m thinking to use Stevia the next time. Have you tried it?

    Happy Friday!

    • Kristina replied: — July 29th, 2011 @ 4:37 pm

      oops- recipe is up now… i had the formatting wrong :) I have not tried it with splenda or stevia, but I’m sure it’d work just fine (you’d have to play around with the simple syrup ratio, because stevia can be much stronger than simple syrup)

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    Lilly — July 29, 2011 @ 5:08 pm

    Wow your hubby mixes up some mean cocktails! These look beautifully! I am so happy it is Friday. Hope you have some great plans for the weekend!

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    Gloria — July 29, 2011 @ 9:41 pm

    Thanks Kristina! Let me say I love your blog! Specially for all the Mexican inspired recipes you post. I went with the Bf to Cancun this summer and whenever I want to take our minds there I prepare your pico de gallo and the tortilla stacks! I’m also a fan of cooking with the crock-pot!!!

    Hope you have an spectacular weekend : )

    • Kristina replied: — August 2nd, 2011 @ 11:16 am

      thanks Gloria! So nice of you to say :) Nothing better than pico de gallo… YUM!!

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    Kim Bee — July 31, 2011 @ 2:45 am

    This is lovely. I was searching for your post today on food blogging. I wanted to show my hubs I am not the only one does that stuff. Going to have him make one of those boxes. Maybe some planks. Lol. Can this recipe here be done sans alcohol? Not allowed to have it. Never quite sure how to tweak the ones with it.

    • Kristina replied: — August 2nd, 2011 @ 11:17 am

      I’m sure you could… i’d add a little club soda instead maybe? Make it like a spritzer!

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    Julie — August 3, 2011 @ 3:01 pm

    SO YUM! Thanks for sharing this idea.

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    Gowl81 — August 10, 2011 @ 10:44 pm

    Loved this recipe but used splenda to make my simple syrup. It was quite sweet! I decided to double the tequila and almost half the simple syrup while leaving the remainder of the ingredients as is. The cherry puree was amazing!

    • Kristina replied: — August 11th, 2011 @ 9:39 am

      I have yet to make simple syrup with spenda… but i do know with baking – splenda is WAY stronger than granulated sugar, so you would definitely want to use less than you would with sugar simple syrup!

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