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Holly Jolly Rita {Cherry Amaretto Christmas Margarita}

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[intro]The Holly Jolly Rita is a Christmas margarita.  These Christmas cocktails are full of holiday cheer! If you like amaretto flavor, then this margarita flavor is perfect for you![/intro]


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.


Drinks With Amaretto

I love drinks with amaretto. Can a margarita recipe be made with amaretto flavor? Some Italian margaritas do have some amaretto flavor to them.


Holly Jolly Rita from Seduction in the Kitchen


Christmas Margarita

I love creating Christmas cocktails. So I decided I need to make a Christmas margarita. I wanted to create Christmas cocktails with cherry juice rather than a cranberry juice cocktail for this Christmas margarita recipe.



holly jolly rita with christmas decor pin collage


Amaretto Flavor

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


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!

Christmas Cocktails

This Christmas margarita is everything I wanted. It is a margarita recipe. I got to create drinks with amaretto, and it also uses cherry juice. This Christmas drink is perfect to add to my collection of Christmas cocktails.

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Holly Jolly Rita


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Holly Jolly Rita Recipe


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

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 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!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 267Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 40mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 0gSugar: 29gProtein: 0g

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Monday 23rd of April 2018

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

Sarah Newman

Monday 13th of November 2017

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


Monday 13th of November 2017

It really is good in margaritas!!


Monday 13th of November 2017

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


Monday 13th of November 2017

Thank you so much!!!

linda spiker

Monday 13th of November 2017

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


Monday 13th of November 2017

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


Monday 13th of November 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!


Monday 13th of November 2017

You will like it!! Thank you!!

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