Summertime is a dream for this foodie. All the fresh fruits and veggies in season just can’t be beat. Right about now I’m enjoying the bounty so much that I keep wondering how we ever survive fall and winter. (Then I remember chili, soups, and pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin, and I feel a little better…) Of all the summer fruits, cherries are forever my favorite. I buy at least one bag and maybe more every week, and we plow right through them. Most of the time we eat them straight but this summer I’ve been making more of an effort to cook and bake with them. And also, make drinks with them. This particular cocktail actually helps achieve two of my summer goals at once – to do more with cherries, and to make more flavored margaritas. It’s no surprise that the combination two of my favorites – cherries and margaritas – was a big winner with me. The only drawback to the recipe as it is written is that it only serves one. I never make drinks for just myself. The version below is as written, to serve one, but if you want to multiply it just make it in a pitcher with a lid to strain out the cherries and ice cubes. Be sure to try them before cherry season fades away!