The Cherry Margarita

The Cherry Margarita

By Wylie, Piedmont Grocery’s resident mixologist.

There’s nothing wrong with a classic margarita. It’s an easy crowd pleaser on taco Tuesday. But if you’re looking to switch things up, we’ve got a great option for you.

A recent addition to our set is Paladin Agricanto, an Italian cherry-almond liqueur made from Raboso wine. It’s a delight on its own over ice or as a substitute for red vermouth in cocktails. It’s fruity cherry flavor also pairs perfectly with fresh squeezed lime and reposado tequila.

Think of this cherry margarita as cherry juice for adults. It’s rich and satisfying to sip. We recommend skipping the salt rim on this cocktail—it’s got enough going on as it is. But hey, you do you.

The Cherry Margarita Recipe
Yields one cocktail

1 ounce Paladin Agricanto
1 ounce fresh lime juice
2 ounces reposado tequila
Lime wheel, for garnish

Combine tequila, agricanto, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker with ice. Stir until well chilled (about 30 seconds).

Strain into a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with a lime wheel.

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