Cherry Matador Cocktail, an easy drink recipe with only 4 ingredients including tequila, pineapple juice, lime juice, and maraschino cherry juice. A fun alternative to margaritas for Cinco de Mayo!
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Cinco de Mayo is coming up! Are you ready? This Cherry Matador cocktail is perfect for the occasion, or really any occasion. The Matador is a great alternative to a margarita, and just as delicious. I’m so excited to be teaming up with BDI Furniture to bring you this fun drink. Their Corridor Bar made it easy to whip this cocktail up in just a few minutes!
You know I love coming up with fun cocktail recipes like my Mango Coconut Margarita, but unfortunately, I’m not the most organized when it comes to storing all my bar utensils, supplies, liquor, glasses, etc. I’m happy to say, I’m now super organized thanks to this beautiful piece of furniture.
I was so excited to test out the Corridor Bar from BDI! It far outweighed my expectations in every way. I knew it was gorgeous from the photos I saw, but trust me when I say the photos and videos do NOT do this piece of furniture justice.
The Corridor Bar was better built than I expected, held way more than I expected, and was even more gorgeous than I expected. And I’m not just saying that.
You can store WAY more in this bar than it looks. It can hold up to 12 bottles of wine horizontally, not to mention plenty of bottles in the two doors. The doors also swing open to 180 degrees so you can easily access everything inside.
There’s also plenty of storage on the adjustable shelves, a lined storage drawer for all your bar utensils and supplies, and a wooden stemware rack for storing glasses.
How great is it to have everything all in one place?!
To get a better look at all the features, check out this quick video of the Corridor Bar from BDI…
The top of the Corridor Bar is a micro-etched, black glass that is durable and scratch resistant. It’s a great work surface to make all your favorite cocktails. Or you could even use it as a buffet for serving food when you have guests over. I was a little nervous I was going to scratch the top, but it has held up beautifully even after making numerous cocktails on it.
Again, I highly suggest you go see this bar in person because no photo or video can convey how gorgeous this Corridor Bar is in person. Even my kids who were at first disappointed they couldn’t store their toys and junk in the bar, were eventually like “Wow, this is really nice!”. It’s all MINE kids!
This Corridor Bar would make the perfect gift for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, don’t you think?
Having all my cocktail making supplies, liquor, and glasses in one place sure has made cocktail making a breeze. Previously, I had things stored in different areas of the house.
Quick cocktails are a plus right?
Let’s get started on this quick and easy Matador cocktail!
What is a Matador Cocktail?
Most people are probably familiar with a margarita, but have you heard of a Matador? Similar to a margarita, it generally contains tequila, lime juice, and pineapple juice.
It’s generally served in a martini glass, champagne flute, or served over ice in a glass.
I thought I’d put a fun “cherry” twist on it.
How to Make a Cherry Matador Cocktail?
This Matador cocktail is ready in like 5 minutes. Easy!
Start by juicing a fresh lime. Fresh lime juice makes a big difference, so I highly recommend using a fresh lime, rather than bottled lime juice.
Next, fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add all the ingredients including the tequila, pineapple juice, lime juice, and maraschino cherry “juice”.
Shake, then strain the drink into a martini glass. Or you can serve in a champagne flute or a glass of your choice over ice.
If you don’t like tequila, rum would be a great alternative.
I added a maraschino cherry to the drink and a lime slice to the glass rim, but you could also garnish with fresh pineapple chunks.
The color of this cocktail is amazing!
That’s it! How easy is that Cherry Matador? Be sure to save this one for Cinco de Mayo and summer parties!
Check out my quick video showing some live shots of this BDI Corridor Bar and also how quick this Matador cocktail comes together…
Cherry Matador Cocktail
Cherry Matador Cocktail, an easy tequila drink recipe perfect for Cinco de Mayo!
- 4 ounces pineapple juice (1/2 cup)
- 1 1/2 ounces tequila (3 tablespoons)
- 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice (1 tablespoon)
- 1/2 ounce maraschino cherry juice (1 tablespoon)
- maraschino cherry
- lime slice
Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add the pineapple juice, tequila, lime juice, and maraschino cherry juice to the cocktail shaker.
Shake for a few seconds, then strain drink into a martini glass or glass of your choice.
Garnish with a maraschino cherry and/or lime slice as desired.
SNAPPY TIPS: Be sure to shake with ice, or you could serve over ice.
SNAPPY SUBSTITUTIONS: Instead of tequila, rum would also be good.