Cherry & Lime Margarita & 50+ Cinco de Mayo Margaritas

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


Fresh Cherry & Lime Margarita

  • Author: Beard And Bonnet
  • Prep Time: 3 mins
  • Total Time: 3 mins
  • Yield: 1 1x


  • 1215 fresh cherries, stems removed, pitted, and minced *see note
  • juice of 1 large lime
  • 1 ounce blanco tequila
  • 1/2 ounce Grand Marnier
  • 12 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

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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}




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    1. Meg May 5, 2014 at 8:42 am

      Thanks Katrina!!

  1. Connie May 5, 2014 at 8:36 am

    This is my first time on your blog and your photos are stunning! Happy Cinco de Mayo!

    1. Meg May 5, 2014 at 9:46 am

      Thank you SO very much Connie! You totally just made my day.

  2. DessertForTwo May 6, 2014 at 5:23 am

    Yay! Love margaritas! Thanks for the link 🙂

    1. Meg May 6, 2014 at 8:16 am

      You are so welcome:)

  3. Julie May 6, 2014 at 11:05 am

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

    1. Meg May 6, 2014 at 12:20 pm

      Thank you Julie! I hope you really like them:)

  4. aida mollenkamp May 6, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing my recipe — this is a great list!

    1. Meg May 6, 2014 at 8:21 pm

      Thanks Aida! Your margaritas are so beautiful they are a must make for sure.

  5. Caroline May 6, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    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! 🙂

    1. Meg May 6, 2014 at 8:22 pm

      Thanks Caroline and you are so welcome for the link! Go get a basket of cherries girl;)

  6. Alyssa (Everyday Maven) May 7, 2014 at 7:18 am

    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 🙂

    1. Meg May 7, 2014 at 9:29 am

      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.

  7. Annie @Maebells May 22, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    Yum! One of my favorite summer drinks is an ice cold cherry limeade! I bet this is fantastic!

    1. Meg May 22, 2014 at 6:54 pm

      Cherry limeade sounds AMAZING Annie:)


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