- 12 fresh sweet cherries, pitted
- 2½ tbsp. tequila
- 2 tbsp. fresh lime juice
- 1½ tbsp. (or more) simple syrup
- 1 tbsp. maraschino cherry liqueur (or maraschino juice)
- 1 fresh cherry with stem, for garnish
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Put the cherries in a cocktail shaker. Mash them with a muddler or the end of a wooden spoon until well crushed, about 1 minute. Add the tequila, lime juice, simple syrup, and 8 large ice cubes. Cover the shaker and shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Immediately strain into an ice-filled glass. Garnish with the fresh cherry.