Holly Jolly Rita {Cherry Amaretto Margarita}


The Holly Jolly Rita is a Cherry Amaretto Margarita.  This amaretto margarita is full of holiday cheer! Celebrate the holiday season with this cherry margarita recipe! 1 drink



Holly Jolly Rita


Easy Margarita Recipes

I am a margarita girl. I love easy margarita recipes. When I create cocktail recipes, one of the first things I do try is making easy margarita recipes. Then from there, I develop the cocktail.



Holly Jolly Rita from Seduction in the Kitchen


Christmas Margarita Recipe

I really wanted to make a Christmas cocktail. So a Christmas margarita recipe was what I decided was needed. I wanted to create cherry juice cocktails rather than cranberry juice cocktail for this Christmas margarita recipe.



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Cherry Margarita

I originally just wanted to make a cherry margarita. A friend gave me an idea of adding amaretto to this margarita. She had an amaretto margarita in Vegas and thought that it would be good in cherry juice cocktails.


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Cherry Amaretto Margarita


Holly Jolly Rita

So I took her idea of the amaretto margarita and combined it with a cherry margarita. The flavor of this Christmas cocktail was amazing! Cherry and amaretto go well together! This Christmas margarita recipe of the Holly Jolly Rita was born!



Holly Jolly Rita


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Holly Jolly Rita Recipe

  • Author: Deanna
  • Prep Time: 0:05
  • Cook Time: 0:05
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Drink
  • Category: Drinks
  • Cuisine: American


A Cherry Amaretto Margarita that is full of flavor and holiday cheer! A recipe from Seduction in the Kitchen.


  • 2 oz cherry juice
  • 1 oz Simple syrup
  • 1 oz Fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 oz amaretto
  • 1 1/2 oz tequila


  1. Rub the rim of the glass with the lime slice to make the salt stick to it.
  2. Shake the other ingredients with ice, then carefully pour into the glass
  3. Cheers! and ENJOY!


  • Calories: 283kcal
  • Sugar: 35g
  • Sodium: 19mg
  • Fat: 0g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 39g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 0

Keywords: margarita, cocktail, holiday, cherry

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  • Sara | Belly Rumbles
    December 16, 2015

    Such a festive drink.

  • Jane
    November 13, 2017

    Aww, that is such an adorably festive cocktail, and I bet it tastes superb!
    Jane x

    • Deanna
      November 13, 2017

      Thank yoU!! Tis the Season!! ūüôā

  • Tara
    November 13, 2017

    Congratulations on going big time! This Holly Jolly Rita is the perfect way to celebrate. I have some Amaretto in the pantry. May have to put it to use!

    • Deanna
      November 13, 2017

      You will like it!! Thank you!!

  • linda spiker
    November 13, 2017

    What a pretty drink. Have you ever made this without the alcohol? I bet it would still be delicious!

    • Deanna
      November 13, 2017

      No, I have not. The amaretto and cherry mix together so well for the cocktail. Thank you!

  • Julia
    November 13, 2017

    This cocktail sounds delicious! Congrats on the ad network news and fingers crossed for the grilled cheese recipe! ūüôā

  • Sarah Newman
    November 13, 2017

    This sounds so good! I love amaretto but have never made a margarita out of it. Love this idea!

    • Deanna
      November 13, 2017

      It really is good in margaritas!!

  • Olivia
    April 23, 2018

    Cheers! This Holly Jolly Rita makes me Holly jolly LOL!