Cherry Tomato Margarita

This take on the margarita shows off the sweeter side of tomatoes. For a showstopping garnish, grill skewered tomatoes before adding to the drink.

Cherry Tomato Margarita
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins


  • Coarse or flaked sea salt

  • 3 sweet yellow cherry tomatoes

  • Pinch coarse or flaked sea salt

  • 3 tablespoon silver tequila (1 1/2 oz.)

  • 1 tablespoon orange liqueur (1/2 ounce)

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice (1/2 oz.)

  • 1 tablespoon simple syrup (1/2 oz.)

  • Cherry tomatoes for garnish

Simple Syrup

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • ¼ cup water


  1. Rim a glass with coarse salt; set aside. In a cocktail shaker combine cherry tomatoes and a pinch of salt; muddle tomatoes until broken up and juiced. Add tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, simple syrup, and ice; shake until chilled, about 30 seconds. Double strain into an ice-filled glass. Garnish with a few cherry tomatoes on a bamboo skewer, if desired.

Simple Syrup

  1. In a small saucepan combine sugar and water. Bring just to boiling, stirring to dissolve sugar. Cool; cover and chill at least 1 hour before using. Makes about 1/3 cup.

Another time try a garnish of grilled cherry tomatoes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

189 Calories
18g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 189
% Daily Value *
Sodium 446mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 18.6mg 93%
Calcium 14mg 1%
Iron 0.3mg 2%
Potassium 261mg 6%
Folate, total 16.8mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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