Cherry Margarita Mocktail

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Red is my favorite color and Christmas is my favorite holiday.  Holiday parties are the perfect time to wear and decorate with my favorite color.

Speaking of parties, my Cherry Margarita Mocktail is my signature holiday party drink. It pairs perfectly with my favorite party foods – chips and salsa.  And it’s red! 

Cherry Margarita Mocktail featuring Cherry 7UP®

Holiday Get-Togethers

My December calendar is filled with holiday get-togethers, parties, and family dinners. And I’m looking forward to every one of them.  Festive outfits are put together (in my mind), menus are planned and magical tablescapes are created. I thrive on the hustle and bustle of the season.

But you know what I like the best? The after-party!  After everyone has said their goodbyes and the door closes as the last guest departs, I kick off my shoes, pour a Cherry Margarita Mocktail, and rehash the entire party to my husband as we curl up on the sofa.

And he gives me his undivided attention and acts like my recap is the most important thing in the world. Enjoying the holiday after-party with my husband is one of my favorite things.

Cherry Margarita Mocktail featuring Cherry 7UP®

These drinks are so easy to make. Cherry 7UP® is the key ingredient in my Cherry Margaritas. Let’s make a Cherry Margarita Mocktail.  Actually, let’s make a pitcher full!

Cherry Margarita Mocktail

In a blender, combine frozen limeade, Cherry 7UP®, cherry juice concentrate, and ice cubes.  Blend for 1-2 minutes or until smooth.

Cherry Margarita Mocktail

While the margaritas are blending, grab some sugar and place in a plate.  Cut some limes into wedges and rim the margarita glasses with lime juice.

Rim the glasses with lime juice.

Dip the glasses into sugar and twist a little to make sure the rims are coated with sugar.

Dip the rims of the glasses into sugar.

Carefully lift the glass.  Ta-da!

Sugar Rimmed Glasses - Cherry Margarita Mocktail

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Cherry Margarita Mocktail
  • 1 12-oz. can frozen limeade
  • 12 oz. Cherry 7UP®
  • 4 Tablespoons Cherry Juice Concentrate
  • 4-5 cups ice cubes
  • Cherries & Lime wedges for garnish
  • Sugar for rimming the glasses
  1. In a blender, add frozen limeade, Cherry 7UP®, cherry juice concentrate and ice. Blend for 1-2 minutes or until smooth.
  2. Before serving, rim the glasses with a lime wedge and dip in sugar.
  3. Garnish with lime wedges and cherries.

Cherry Margarita

I do hope you try my Cherry Margarita Mocktail at your next holiday party, or at your after-party with your favorite someone.  It’s tart, sweet and the perfect shade of red!

Cherry Margarita Mocktail with garnishes

Check out my original frozen margarita mocktail!


Tequila Sunrise Mocktail

About Alli

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  1. I’m loving these margarita mocktails…they’re perfect for the family Christmas party! And that sugared rim…yes, please! Thanks for sharing! #client

  2. That is so good! This is like a high class slushy! I love it!
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  3. The kids would LOVE this. They could have their own drinks and feel like an “adult”. Great idea.
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  4. This looks like such a tasty drink for holiday party season. I really like having the glasses filled with something festive without having to add alcohol to every function.
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  5. This looks like such a festive drink! I like being able to enjoy fancy drinks that don’t also have lots of alcohol!
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  6. Looks like a wonderful holiday drink. I usually have frozen lemonade and citrus juice concentrate at home. Maybe I should make this – the hubs will love me!
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  7. Oh these look so fun! I’d love to make some for a little party or a girls night with my friends. The garnish is so cute!
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  8. For some reason Cherry 7Up always reminds me of the beach!! These look like some amazing mocktails!!
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  9. This looks like a fabulous drink! I love the cherry margarita mocktail as a drink option for this holiday season.
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  10. These look tasty. I don’t drink, so these are perfect!

  11. These cherry margarita mocktails sound so festive and yummy!! They would be perfect for any holiday celebration!!
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  12. This is the kind of drink that I will enjoy during the holidays. I can’t wait to try this.
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  13. Those not only look delicious, they sound it as well. They are so festive and perfect for when company stops in. I can’t wait to try these.
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  14. Maggie Branch says

    I am loving this very festive take on the traditional margarita mocktail! Super holiday friendly and perfect for those who do not drink alcohol

  15. This sounds like an amazing mocktail!! I love how red it is perfect for the Christmas season!
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  16. This looks so delicious and so refreshing! I would have to add a drop of vodka or some other liqueur in there though 😉
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  17. I love this post. My favorite part was about the after-party.

  18. This is the perfect drink for the holidays. It looks so delicious. I am excited to try the Cherry 7UP.

  19. This is great. Love the way you made it fancy, cant wait to try it out.
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  20. Well doesn’t this drink look perfect for the Holiday season. I wouldn’t mind having one right now. Looks so good!

  21. Oh my goodness. That looks SO good and refreshing. I’ve never seen cherry 7up here in Canada but I will have to keep my eyes peeled because i’d love to try this!
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  22. What a festive drink! Looks delish too! I would love to have a glass or two of that right now. Bet my husband would love to have one as well.
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  23. Rebecca Swenor says

    This sounds like an awesome holiday drink or any time really. I have not had a Margarita in a while and this Cherry Margarita Mocktail sounds so good. It would be great to make for our family gathering.

  24. Cherry 7-Up reminds me of my Grandpa! He use to love to drink it. I love the color of this drink! It is perfect for a holiday party.
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  25. I am a big fan of mocktails! You can’t go wrong with cherry 7-Up and this one sounds pretty tasty!

  26. This looks and sounds delicious. I would totally add in some Sangria and make it a very Merry Christmas.
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  27. I would love to make this recipe sometime! Sounds like an amazing drink any time of the year!
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  28. I don’t drink, but this looks like a very festive one!! Great post! 🙂
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  29. Save me a glass. I think I would totally make a pitcher of that since it looks so refreshing! YUM!
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