Cherry Mint Margaritas

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Ingredients

  • Lime wedge, sugar and salt (equal amounts combined) for rimming glass
  • 1/4 cup fresh bing cherries, pitted
  • Half a dozen mint leaves
  • Sugar, to sprinkle
  • 2 Tbsp agave nectar (or simple syrup)
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 4-6 Tbsp Tequila, silver or blanco (clear)
  • 2 Tbsp cherry liqueur, or to taste
  • Club soda, chilled
  • Mint leaves and Cherries with stems, to garnish

Directions

  1. Using a cut lime wedge, rub the lime around the outer edge of two chilled glasses; dip the glasses in the combination of salt and sugar. Fill the glass with ice.
  2. Put the cherries and mint into a cocktail shaker, sprinkle with sugar and muddle with a muddler tool or a wooden spoon.
  3. Add the agave nectar, lime juice, tequila and cherry liqueur and fill the shaker with ice.
  4. Shake vigorously for 10-12 times; strain over 2 glasses, top off with the chilled club soda and garnish with a mint sprig and cherry with stem.
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