Too sweet at proportions in recipe. Agree with previous reviewer about increasing the tequila and decreasing the agave. Definitely use a blanco tequila. Very, very yummy! I like to leave in some of the smashed up cherries.
Much too sweet for our taste. Great idea, but I would increase the tequila to 2 oz. and decrease the agave syrup by at least 1/4 oz. for a more traditional tasting margarita. If you love the sweet ones at restaurants, leave it just as is.
I had just purchased a pound of fresh cherries at a festival and could not wait to try this. I could not find the maraschino liquer to save my soul, so I substituted Pomegranate liquor. I used key lime juice and was able to find the Agave Nectar at Trader Joe's. Since I was making this for 4 people, I did not have the fortitude to muddle all those cherries by hand. I just popped everything into the blender, and then added a few ice cubes to make a semi-frozen one. I served them in Margarita glasses rimmed with vanilla sugar. They were so refreshing! Not too tart or too sweet. It also yielded 8 servings instead of 4, which was an added bonus!
I had to mail order the maraschino liqueur, and I had to wait until the first cherries came to the store, but now that I am sipping my cocktail while I am writing this review, I am so happy! Not too sweet and not too boozy...just right.