Divine Blackberry Margarita

Published December 7, 2021
Blackberry Margarita with fresh blackberries and limes

Ingredients

  • 1 lime wedge
  • Coarse salt
  • 10 blackberries + extra for garnish
  • 1 ounce orange liqueur
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 ounces blanco tequila
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. Run the lime wedge around the rim of a margarita glass. Set aside the lime wedge.
  2. Dip the wetted rim in the coarse salt. Set aside.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the blackberries with a splash of the orange liqueur.
  4. Add the remaining orange liqueur, lime juice, and tequila.
  5. Add ice and shake to chill.
  6. Fill the prepared margarita glass with ice and strain the drink into it.
  7. Garnish with the reserved lime wedge and extra blackberries.

Substitutions and Variations

This is a perfectly balanced margarita as is, but that doesn't mean you can't use additional flavor to jazz it up.

  • Replace the tequila with rum for a blackberry daiquiri.
  • Dump all drink ingredients in a blender with ½ to 1 cup of crushed ice and blend for a frozen margarita.
  • Muddle a few sprigs of fresh thyme with the blackberries.
  • Replace five of the blackberries with a sliced apricot and muddle.
  • Replace half of the orange liqueur with agave syrup.
  • Replace half of the orange liqueur with cinnamon infused simple syrup.
  • Use a cinnamon flavored tequila in place of the regular tequila.

Garnishes

Thread the blackberries and lime wedge on a cocktail pick for a picture perfect garnish. You can also garnish with a sprig of thyme.

About the Blackberry Margarita

Blackberries ripen at the height of summer. So if you've got a lot of blackberries growing wild nearby, it's worth risking the thorns to gather enough to make this delicious fruit-forward margarita. It's a balanced combination of sweet and tart that takes the classic margarita recipe and kicks it up a notch.

Juicy Berry Goodness

What could be better than a perfectly ripe, juicy fresh-picked blackberry? That blackberry as part of a tasty margarita, of course. So if you've got access to fresh blackberries, go gather some and make this delicious summer drink.

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