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Italian Cherry Margarita

This Italian Cherry Margarita is such a fruity and refreshing drink, perfect for a hot summer day. Use frozen cherries to keep the flavor bold and the drink cold, and don’t forget the Italicus which adds a slight floral flavor to balance out the cherry! 

a cherry margarita garnished with a wedge of lime, with italicus in the background and a bowl of cherries in the foreground

Why You’ll Love This Italian Margarita Recipe

I recently made a Cherry Spritz, and it’s no secret that I love an Italian Margarita, so today I decided to make the lovechild of both drinks – the Italian Cherry Margarita! It’s fruity, fresh, and icy cold, so it’s the perfect treat to sip on during those long summer days. 

I’m imagining whipping up a batch as I lay by the pool after a long morning of gardening. It’d be so sweet and cooling, and since it’s fruity it’ll just feel like a healthy smoothie! 😉

If you can’t get enough margs, try my Classic Pitcher Margaritas or Cara Cara Orange Margaritas. I also have a whole list down below with more margarita recipes you’ll love!

Ingredients

Oh, you’re going to love these fruity and juicy ingredients. You can use fresh cherries if you’d like, but the flavor won’t be as vibrant because you’ll have to add ice. I find that the frozen cherries are just as delicious!

a bottle of italicus, a bowl of cherries, a bottle of don julio, chopped limes, and agave

  • Frozen cherries
  • Blanco tequila
  • Italicus
  • Lime juice
  • Agave
  • Ice
  • Fresh mint or basil – for garnish

How To Make an Italian Cherry Margarita

adding cherries to a blender with the other ingredients

It’s simple; blend it all together! Add the frozen cherries, blanco tequila, Italicus, lime juice, agave, and ice to a blender. Once smooth, pour it into a glass and garnish with a lime wedge and fresh juicy cherries!

a blender full of cherry margaritas

FAQs

What is a classic margarita made of? 

The basic components of a margarita are tequila, Cointreau, and lime juice. Once you have that down you can add your favorite flavors, sweeteners, and some additional liqueurs. 

What does Italicus taste like? 

If you haven’t tasted Italicus yet, you’re missing out! It’s flavored with bergamot and Italian florals, so think Earl Grey tea with a flowery twist. 

How do you keep frozen margaritas from separating? 

The key is to thoroughly blend your cherry margarita until it’s completely smooth. If you have chunks of cherry or bigger ice crystals, the drink will naturally try to separate into individual layers. If everything is the same size when blended, it’ll remain cohesive. 

two glasses of cherry margaritas with lime wedges

Serving Suggestions

You can enjoy these cherry margs with anything you want because they’re so delicious it doesn’t even matter. However, I’ve curated a list of the recipes I’d most enjoy alongside this cherry dream! What’s your favorite? 

More Margarita Recipes You’ll Love

If you make this Italian Cherry Margarita, be sure to tag me on Pinterest and Instagram!

I seriously love seeing what you guys are making and sharing your creations with the College Housewife community!

 

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cherry margarita garnished with lime, with a bottle of italicus in the background and a bowl of cherries in the foreground

Italian Cherry Margarita

  • Author: Elizabeth Van Lierde
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 2 margaritas 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

This Italian Cherry Margarita is such a fruity and refreshing drink, perfect for a hot summer day. Use frozen cherries to keep the flavor bold and the drink cold, and don’t forget the Italicus which adds a slight floral flavor to balance out the cherry! 


Ingredients

Scale

1 cup frozen cherries

4 oz blanco tequila

2 oz Italicus

2 oz fresh lime juice

1 oz agave

1 cup ice

Fresh mint or basil, for garnish


Instructions

To a blender, add frozen cherries, blanco tequila, Italicus, lime juice, agave and ice. Blend until very smooth. Pour into a class and garnish with a lime wedge and fresh cherries. 


Notes

You can use fresh cherries if you’d like, but you’ll have to add more ice. 

Keywords: Italian margarita, cherry margarita, frozen margarita

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