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a cherry Italian margarita in a cocktail glass

Sweet Cherry Italian Margarita

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  • Author: Jenna Barnard
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cocktail
  • Diet: Gluten Free


If you’ve never tried an Italian margarita before, definitely make this your first one! Fresh sweet dark cherries are muddled with agave and lime juice and mixed with tequila and amaretto. It’s sweet, fresh, and so easy to make.


Sweet Cherry Italian Margarita


Sweet Cherry Italian Margarita

  1. Add the cherries, agave, and lime juice to a shaker.
  2. Muddle the cherries into a pulp, making sure each cherry is fully broken apart.
  3. Add the mezcal or tequila and amaretto.
  4. Add a handful of ice and shake for 30 seconds or until the shaker produces cold condensation all around the outside.
  5. Strain into a cocktail glass filled with ice and garnish with fresh cherries. Cheers!


MOCKTAIL – Replace the tequila with club soda and the amaretto with 1/2 oz diet cola + 1/2 oz almond syrup (like this one from Torani). The mocktail version may be a bit sweeter, so pull back on the agave if needed.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: American
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