Cherry-Sage Margarita

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cherry sage margarita
  • 8Servings


  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups tequila
  • 1 cup orange liqueur (such as Cointreau)
  • 1 cup fresh lime juice plus 2 tbsp.
  • 2 cups tart cherry juice
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons lime zest
  • Lime twist for garnish


Make the Syrup

In a large jar with a tight-fitting lid, vigorously shake sugar, sage and water until the sugar dissolves, about 1 minute. Strain into a pitcher.

Mix the Drink

Add tequila, orange liqueur, 1 cup lime juice and cherry juice to the pitcher; stir.

Rim the Glass

Pour 2 tbsp. lime juice on a plate. Spread salt and zest on another plate. Dip the rims of 8 glasses into the lime juice, then into the salt and zest.

Drink Up

Fill the glasses with ice, then add the margarita. Garnish with a lime twist.