You guys, it is HOT outside. Our cute, quaint little town of Wenatchee is experiencing a wicked heat wave that doesn’t seem to be letting up anytime and as a pregnant lady – well, that’s just not good.
In light of this heat, my pregnant belly and swollen feet, our Stemilt team set out on a quest to create the perfect Cherry mocktail AND cherry cocktail and you know what? We did it. We found the PERFECT drink recipe for both tequila (from what I hear) and non-tequila lovers (I can vouch for this one).
The first – a Cherry Margarita – is THE must have drink this summer. I won’t know how it tastes until next summer, but my co-workers say this drink is a pretty dang tasty way to celebrate summer’s finest fruit. With the juice of one lime, a smidge of agave nectar, triple sec, and of course tequila, a splash of orange seltzer and Stemilt’s world famous dark-sweet cherries, this drink will not disappoint (according to my co-workers and husband). They say it has the tangy, sweet flavor that you crave in a margarita plus it is extremely refreshing!
The cherry mocktail – a version I did try and LOVE – was absolutely delicious. It was tart, sweet and highlighted the cherry’s flavor profile perfectly. With only lime juice, light agave nectar, a splash of orange seltzer and a couple of delish World Famous Cherries, this mocktail will make any pregnant lady’s taste buds scream for joy! However, if you crave something a little more sweet, add a more agave nectar and a little less lime juice to lighten the tartness load.
Check out the video and recipes below so you can make your very own Cherry Margarita or Cherry Mocktail. If you do try to make this drink at home, let us know what you think in the comments below!