Happy June first!! (and Thirsty Thursday!) Is anyone else FREAKING out over the fact that the cherries are in season?? We have cherries spilling out of the fridge because I’m so excited, I just keep buying them!

Cherry Apricot Margaritas from HeatherChristo.com

And I’m sorry (not sorry), but they are going to be in a considerable amount of recipes over the next few weeks. Like most of them.

Cherry Apricot Margaritas from HeatherChristo.com

And like things were not already great on the produce side of the world, now we are getting in the first of the bigger stone fruits, which means apricots!!

I love how both cherries and apricots have the sweet and tart going on- the perfect compliment for a margarita. Right?

Cherry Apricot Margaritas from HeatherChristo.com

If you have a nice summery weekend coming up- MAKE THESE! You will not regret it!

Cherry Apricot Margaritas
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Cook time: 
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup tequila
  • ½ cup triple sec or grand marnier
  • ½ cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup Cherry Apricot Puree
  • ice cubes
  • Fresh sliced cherries, sliced apricots and lime wedges for garnish
  • *Lime wedge and salt for the rim
  • Cherry Apricot Puree, makes 2 cups
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup fresh apricots, pitted and chopped
  • 1 cup fresh cherries, pitted
Instructions
  1. For the Puree: In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the sugar, water, apricots and cherries and bring to a simmer. Cook until the fruit breaks down and gets really soft and the liquid has thickened slightly, about 5 minutes. Add the content to the jar of a blender and puree on high. Set aside to cool.
  2. To make the margaritas: Rim 4 glasses with a lime wedge and then dip them into a dish filled with kosher salt (I used pink Himalayan salt). Upright the glasses and fill them with ice.
  3. Fill a cocktail shaker with the tequila, triple sec, lime juice and 1 cup of the Cherry Apricot Puree, plus a handful of ice. Shake vigorously and strain the margaritas into the prepared glasses. Garnish with fresh sliced cherries and apricots and a lime wheel.

 

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Happy June first!! (and Thirsty Thursday!) Is anyone else FREAKING out over the fact that the cherries are in season?? We have cherries spilling out of the fridge because I’m so excited, I just keep buying them!

Cherry Apricot Margaritas from HeatherChristo.com

And I’m sorry (not sorry), but they are going to be in a considerable amount of recipes over the next few weeks. Like most of them.

Cherry Apricot Margaritas from HeatherChristo.com

And like things were not already great on the produce side of the world, now we are getting in the first of the bigger stone fruits, which means apricots!!

I love how both cherries and apricots have the sweet and tart going on- the perfect compliment for a margarita. Right?

Cherry Apricot Margaritas from HeatherChristo.com

If you have a nice summery weekend coming up- MAKE THESE! You will not regret it!

Cherry Apricot Margaritas
Author: 
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup tequila
  • ½ cup triple sec or grand marnier
  • ½ cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup Cherry Apricot Puree
  • ice cubes
  • Fresh sliced cherries, sliced apricots and lime wedges for garnish
  • *Lime wedge and salt for the rim
  • Cherry Apricot Puree, makes 2 cups
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup fresh apricots, pitted and chopped
  • 1 cup fresh cherries, pitted
Instructions
  1. For the Puree: In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the sugar, water, apricots and cherries and bring to a simmer. Cook until the fruit breaks down and gets really soft and the liquid has thickened slightly, about 5 minutes. Add the content to the jar of a blender and puree on high. Set aside to cool.
  2. To make the margaritas: Rim 4 glasses with a lime wedge and then dip them into a dish filled with kosher salt (I used pink Himalayan salt). Upright the glasses and fill them with ice.
  3. Fill a cocktail shaker with the tequila, triple sec, lime juice and 1 cup of the Cherry Apricot Puree, plus a handful of ice. Shake vigorously and strain the margaritas into the prepared glasses. Garnish with fresh sliced cherries and apricots and a lime wheel.