Hump Day Cocktail From ShakeStir: The Cherry Chamoy Margarita

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Hump Day Cocktail From ShakeStir: The Cherry Chamoy Margarita
Courtesy of Jesus Lemos

The Cherry Chamoy Margarita.

Our friends over at ShakeStir have asked the nearly 2,000 (and growing) bartenders in their community to submit signature cocktail recipes for potential coverage on The Daily Meal. Each Wednesday, the drink that snags the most 5-star ratings (according to his or her ShakeStir peers) will be featured on The Daily Meal — along with a recipe, photo, and link to the selected bartender's profile — as part of the new weekly "Hump Day" Cocktail series. 

This week's winner? Jesus Lemos, a bartender dedicated to molecular mixology. His Cherry Chamoy margarita will have you believing. 

Thanks to our bartender friends at ShakeStir for contributing, and stay tuned for more Hump Day Cocktails! 

Deliver Ingredients


  • 1 1/2 Ounce Don Julio Blanco
  • 1 Ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1 Ounce cherry brime
  • 1/2 Ounce Grand Marnier
  • trechas chili powder
  • chamoy candy
  • 1 cherry


In a shaker glass add tequila, lime juice, cherry brine, and Cointreau. Shake it until it's ice cold. Rim margarita glass with trechas chili powder. Add ingredients to margarita glass top with chamoy. If you want, you can sprinkle trechas chili powder on top. Garnish with a cherry. 

Cocktail Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Cocktail Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.