Blackberry Margarita Recipe

by Amber on July 26, 2011

Blackberries are my all-time favorite berry. Now that they’re in season, I’m giddily adding them to everything—even my margaritas!

Blackberry Margarita

These richly colored berries make a gorgeous summer cocktail. They have only the slightest kiss of sweetness, which makes them even more refreshing.

I’ve added a splash of orange simple syrup, which I get from making candied orange peels in winter at the peak of orange season, and then store in the fridge to add to iced tea and margaritas all summer long. You can substitute plain simple syrup.

My favorite margaritas use quality tequila and real lime juice.

Blackberry Margarita Recipe

Blackberry Margarita Recipe
1/3 cup each:
– Patron silver tequila 100% agave
– Cointreau
– Freshly squeezed lime juice
– Blackberry juice*
1 Tablespoon orange simple syrup or plain simple syrup

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with a handful of ice. Shake well. Pour into two cocktail glasses filled with ice and garnished with a lime wedge.

*To make the blackberry juice above, you’ll need a full cup of fresh blackberries. You can either smash them in a mortal with a pestle or pulse them in your blender. Either method results in a thick mush, which you’ll need to strain through a fine sieve or cheesecloth to leave the seeds behind and extract the juice.

Muddling blackberries in a mortar and pestle

Yield: 2 refreshing cocktails

Here are a few other spins on the margarita:

Strawberry Blackberry Margarita from What’s Gaby Cooking
Blackberry Thyme Margaritas from Annie’s Eats
Roasted Jalapeno Blackberry Margarita from Kitchen Konfidence

 

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The Rowdy Chowgirl July 26, 2011 at 1:26 pm

It’s not quite blackberry season here, but this looks like a recipe I’ll definitely want to try in a month or so!

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admin July 26, 2011 at 2:15 pm

I will just have to come back to Seattle again when the season ends here! :)

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