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3 Frozen Cherry Concoctions for Spring

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Whether fresh or frozen, Bing or Maraschino, garnish or mixer, cherries can be a critical part of any frozen cocktail. Try celebrating the spring with one of these delicious, sweet cherry drinks that you can make in your frozen concoction maker. 

1. Frozen Cherry Margarita 
Margaritas are a great drink to enjoy at home, during a party or at the beach. One reasons why these tequila-powered drinks can be so fun is that they're easy to adapt by adding your favorite fruits. Consider making a cherry-infused margarita with these ingredients: 

  • 4.5 ounces or three shots of silver tequila 
  • 3 ounces cherry liqueur 
  • 1 ounce grenadine 
  • 1/2 cup cherries, pitted and halved 
  • 1.5 ounces lime juice
  • Ice. 

Fill up your party machine's ice compartment, then pour your other ingredients into its blender jar. Place the lid on, slide the jar into place, hit the switch and watch as the machine does the rest. Serve in margarita glasses with cherry garnishes. 

Use fresh cherries in your drink for a seasonal flavor burst. Use fresh cherries in your drink for a seasonal flavor blast.

2. Cherry Mojito 
Much like a margarita, mojitos are a basic drink that easily lend themselves to bold flavors like cherries. Try making your own take on a blended mojito with your party machine. You'll need: 

  • 1.5 ounces lime juice 
  • 4.5 ounces white rum 
  • 1 cup cherries, pitted and halved
  • 2 tablespoons sugar 
  • 1 splash grenadine 
  • 3 ounces water 
  • Mint leaves
  • Ice. 

Fill your ice hopper and mix all of the ingredients except for the mint in your party machine. Pour your frosty frozen drink into a Collins glass with mint already in the bottom. Stir, garnish with a cherry and more mint, and serve with a straw. 

Lemon and cherry make a great flavor combination. Lemon and cherry make a great flavor combination.

3. Tart and Sweet Cherry Slush 
Cherries are so sweet that often they need to be mixed with something sour and tart to make a delicious cocktail. Try making a unique frozen drink with homemade sour mix, juice and alcohol. Here's what you'll need to get started: 

  • 4.5 ounces cherry vodka 
  • 4.5 ounces tart cherry juice 
  • 1.5 ounces lemon juice
  • 1.5 ounces lime juice 
  • 2 tablespoons sugar 
  • 1.5 ounces triple sec 
  • Ice. 

Combine your lemon, lime, water and sugar to make a sour mix. Pour this into your party machine's blender jar and then add the vodka, cherry juice and triple sec. Make sure your ice reservoir is full before turning the frozen concoction maker on. Serve in an old fashioned glass with a lemon wedge and plenty of cherries. 

Your fellow Parrotheads at Margaritaville® Cargo remind you to enjoy your frozen concoctions responsibly and obey all drinking laws.