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This easy black cherry margarita on the rocks recipe is the perfect refreshing summer drink for girls' night, parties, or backyard BBQs. A Cinco de Mayo favorite!

Black Cherry Margarita

This black cherry margarita recipe is quick, easy, and made with cherry juice so it's ready in 5 minutes! You will love this not-too-sweet twist on the classic margarita on the rocks.
Course Drink
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword cherry margarita, margarita on the rocks
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 drink


  • 1 ounce triple sec (I used Cointreau)
  • 1 ounce tequila
  • 8 ounces black cherry juice (or to taste - see note)
  • Salt for rimming the glass
  • Ice
  • Lime wedge for serving


  • Rim your glass with the salt. 
  • Add the ice, triple sec, tequila, and lime wedge to the glass. Top it up with the black cherry juice.
  • Enjoy drink immediately. 


  • I used Maldon sea salt flakes to rim the glasses in the photos. You could also use specialty margarita rimming salt if you wish.
  • You can either use less black cherry juice or double the alcohol if you want your drink to be stronger.