Fresh Cherry & Lime Margarita And 50+ Cinco de Mayo Margarita Madness Recipes

Fresh Cherry & Lime Margarita And 50+ Cinco de Mayo Margarita Madness Recipes {Beard and Bonnet} #glutenfree #vegan

As I was perusing the farmer’s market last Wednesday evening I spotted the most beautiful fresh cherries at one of my favorite organic fruit booths. The beautifully deep, rich hues of red immediately drew me in; I grabbed a sample and indulged in what has been a constant craving for the past few months. Cherries are one of my favorite fruits of all time, but the frozen ones just don’t do it for me so I anxiously await their arrival at the market every year. Back east I wouldn’t see them until sometime in June usually, but living in sunny southern California they have started to pop up already. 

Fresh Cherry & Lime Margarita And 50+ Cinco de Mayo Margarita Madness Recipes {Beard and Bonnet} #glutenfree #vegan

I grabbed 2 cartons, headed two booths over for a few limes and hurried home for a little cherry margarita action. Because you know… it’s Cinco de Mayo! Todd tends to like his margaritas on the savory side as opposed to a super sweet version, so for this particular recipe I toned down the sweet meter a bit. Of course, all you have to do to amp it back up is add a bit more agave.

These bad boys pair well with just about any type of Mexican fare, but if you need a few suggestions here are a few of my favorites:

Hush Puppy Tacos
Black Bean Enchiladas With Roasted Red Pepper Cashew Cream
Sweet Potato & Lime Taquitos
Super Easy Taco Bake
Black Bean Flautas
Roasted Poblano Chilaquiles
White Bean & Potato Tacos
Huevos Rancheros Enchiladas

Fresh Cherry & Lime Margarita And 50+ Cinco de Mayo Margarita Madness Recipes {Beard and Bonnet} #glutenfree #vegan

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Fresh Cherry & Lime Margarita
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Serves: 1
  • 12-15 fresh cherries, stems removed, pitted, and minced *see note
  • juice of 1 large lime
  • 1 ounce blanco tequila
  • ½ ounce Grand Marnier
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons agave nectar or honey for sweetness
  • ice
  • tonic water
  • Lime wedges
  • Fresh cherries
  1. Combine the minced cherries, lime juice, tequila, Grand Marnier, agave nectar, and a 3 or 4 cubes of ice into a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously for at least 30 seconds. Use a fine mesh strainer to strain the liquid into a cocktail glass pressing on the solids with the back of a spoon to release all of the moisture. Add ice to fill the glass and top with a splash of tonic for a bubbly effect. Stir to combine and garnish with a lime wedge and cherry.
To make quick work of mincing the cherries simply place them in a food processor and process them until they are chopped very fine

Beard and Bonnet's Margarita Madness!!! Over 50 #glutenfree margarita recipes from my favorite bloggers to celebrate Cinco de Mayo!

Margarita’s are definitely my drink of choice on Cinco de Mayo and if I am being totally honest, they are my drink of choice on most weekends too. What’s not to love? Tequila, some type of fruity filler, and the sultry sensation of a salt or sugar rim on the tongue.  Today I have gathered over 50 margarita recipes all worthy of this year’s Cinco de Mayo festivities or just your standard Taco Tuesday. Cheers and celebrate the holiday safely!

Sunburnt Margaritas {What's Gaby Cooking}

Sunburnt Margaritas | What’s Gaby Cooking {pictured}
Ice Storm Margarita | A Couple Cooks
Lemon-Lime Margarita Sangria | Kitchen Treaty
Mango Coconut Margaritas | Running To The Kitchen
Blackberry Mint Margaritas | Henry Happened
Pomegranate and Guava Margaritas | Aida Mollenkamp
Classic Mexican Cocktail: La Paloma | The Other Side Of The Tortilla
Chipotle Grapefruit Margaritas | The Law Students Wife
Jalapeno & Grapefruit Margaritas | So…Let’s Hang Out
Frozen Strawberry Key Lime Margaritas | Frugal Foodie Mama

Blood Orange Margarita {Beard and Bonnet} #glutenfree #vegan


Creamsicle Margarita | Savvy Eats
Blood Orange Margarita | Beard and Bonnet {pictured}
Watermelon Margaritas | So…Let’s Hang Out
Rose Margarita | Karen’s Kitchen Stories
Champagne Margaritas | The Kitchen Is My Playground

Frozen Pineapple Margarita {Taste Love & Nourish}

Strawberry Habanero Margaritas | Spabettie
Tamarind Margaritas | Girlichef
Strawberry Margarita | Laylita’s Recipes
Frozen Mango-Lime Margarita’s | Kitchen Treaty
Frozen Pineapple Margarita | Taste Love & Nourish {pictured}

Cucumber Jalapeno Margaritas {Fork & Beans}

Cucumber Jalapeno Margaritas | Fork & Beans {pictured}
Jalapeno Margaritas | Wine And Glue
Blackberry Margaritas |Everyday Maven
Peach Jalapeno Margaritas | Dessert For Two
Mango Coconut Margarita | Snappy Gourmet
Skinny Blackberry Margaritas | Dinners Dishes & Desserts
The Best Authentic Margaritas | The Weary Chef
Pineapple Margaritas | Miss In The Kitchen
Sauza Blue Strawberry Basil Margaritas | Food Babbles
Spicy Pomegranate Guava Margaritas | What’s Gaby Cooking

Charred Jalapeño and Carrot Margaritas {Aida Mollenkamp}

Blood Orange Margaritas | Cookie & Kate
Strawberry Sriracha Margaritas | Domestic Fits
Grapefruit Margarita | Sweet Life
Meyer Lemon Margarita | White On Rice Couple
Charred Jalapeno & Carrot Margaritas | Aida Mollenkamp {pictured}
Cranberry Margarita | La Petite Gigi
Spiced Pear Margaritas | The Other Side Of The Tortilla
Spicy Rhubarb Margaritas | Eatsy : The Etsy Blog
Mango Jalapeno Margaritas | How Sweet It Is
Mimosaritas | Take A Megabite

Watermelon Green Chile Margarita { The Boys Club}

Apple Cider Margaritas | Fabtastic Eats
Watermelon Green Chile Margarita | The Boys Club {pictured}
Jalapeno & Cilantro Margarita | Jerry James Stone for Tree Hugger
Spicy Grapefruit Margarita | The Life Styled
French Kiss Margarita | Bakers Royale
Kicked-Up Avocado Margarita | Cooking Canuck
Mango Margarita Spritzer | Love and Lemons
Ginger Pineapple Margarita | Chasing Delicious
Peach Margaritas | Confections Of A Foodie Bride
Orange Margarita | The Faux Martha

Pomegranate Margaritas {So...Let's Hang Out}


Mango Passionfruit Margarita’s | Laylita’s Recipes
Lavender Margarita |  The Cooking Channel
Prickly Pear Frozen Margarita | The Other Side Of The Tortilla
Smokey Margarita | Bobby Flay
Pomegranate Margaritas | So…Let’s Hang Out {pictured}





  1. says

    These look fabulous! Our cherry season isn’t until July at least, so I’m bookmarking this for then. Thanks for including me!

  2. says

    Your Cherry Lime Margarita is absolutely gorgeous! I need to run out and pick up some cherries…I seriously need to make this! Thanks a bunch for the link! :)

  3. says

    Margaritas are my fav! This cherry and lime one sounds amazing. I will have to make it when fresh, local cherries are in season here in WA this summer! Thanks for including my blackberry margarita in your post :)

    • Meg says

      Thanks Alyssa and you are so welcome! Your margarita sounds amazing! It is on my must-make list too. Mmmm blackberries + tequila= pure heaven to my taste buds.


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