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Blackberry Margaritas

These Blackberry Margaritas are the perfect refreshing summertime drink! I prefer mine on the rocks but instructions for frozen margaritas is also included!

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It is not a secret that we are not big drinkers. However, several years ago we went up to Amelia Island for a weekend getaway. It was SO hot and we stumbled into a little bar to get a reprieve from the heat and a nice ice cold blackberry margarita sounded divine. Well, it did not disappoint, and they went down quick. So basically, if it is on a menu, you can be I am trying it out!

Ingredients for Blackberry Margaritas

  • Blackberries – fresh or frozen
  • Mint
  • Tequila (I use Casamigos)
  • Grand Marnier or another orange liquor
  • Simple Syrup
  • Limes

What is Simple Syrup?

Simple Syrup is… well… simple. It’s just sugar water. If you can boil water, you can make Simple Syrup. You can also purchase pre-made Simple Syrup in the drink aisle of your local grocery store.

  • Use a 1:1 ratio of sugar and water
  • Add 3/4 cup water and 3/4 cup sugar to a small sauce pan over medium heat
  • Allow the sugar to dissolve while continuously stirring
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature
  • Store in an airtight container for up to one month

How to make a Blackberry Margarita

  • After you make your simple syrup, let it cool
  • Once it has returned to room temperature, add it to your blender
  • Add the tequila, grand marnier, fresh lime juice, and blackberries and blend until combined
  • Next, strain the margarita mix through a sieve
  • Pour into a pitcher
  • If you like a rimmed margarita, use a lime wedge to wet the rim of each glass.
  • Add either sugar, salt or a combination of both to a small plate or bowl and twirl the rims of the glasses to coat
  • Next, put a mint leaf and a couple of blackberries into the bottom of your glass and quickly muddle together
  • Then, fill each glass with ice and pour prepared margarita into glasses and enjoy!

Can I make these into frozen Blackberry Margaritas?!

With a few alterations, you can easily transform this into a frozen blackberry margaritas! Below you will find my favorite Blackberry Margarita Recipe – with just a hint of lime! 😉

  • 3 pints fresh blackberries
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 3 cups ice
  • 1 1/2 cup tequila (I use Casamigos)
  • 1/3 cup Grand Marnier
  • 3 TB sugar, optional
  • Thoroughly clean the blackberries and dry completely
  • Add all ingredients minus the sugar to a blender
  • Blend until combined
  • On a small plate or bowl, add the sugar
  • Use some lime wedges to wet the rims of the glasses and turn rims in sugar, if desired

    As a side note, if you like your blackberry margaritas a little stronger, feel free to top of your drink with a little extra scoosh of tequila. 😉

Summer has already hit full swing here in Florida. I know that I’ll be relaxing by the pool watching our pups swim this summer while enjoying a nice frosty ice cold Blackberry Margarita… you should too!

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Two Blackberry Margaritas with skewers of fresh blackberries on a wooden tray

Blackberry Margaritas

Yield: 8 servings

These Blackberry Margaritas are the perfect refreshing summertime drink! I prefer mine on the rocks but instructions for frozen margaritas is also included!

Ingredients

  • 1 lime, cut into wedges or slices (to garnish glass)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup 100% agave blanco tequila (I use Casamigos)
  • 1/2 cup Grand Marnier
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 9 ounces fresh blackberries
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar (optional)
  • 1/2 tablespoon kosher salt (optional)

Instructions

  1. Bring water to a boil and add sugar to dissolve to create simple syrup
  2. Allow simple syrup to cool down to room temperature
  3. Add the simple syrup, tequila, grand marnier, lime juice, and blackberries to a blender
  4. Blend until combined
  5. Run mixture through sieve
  6. If a sugared rim is desired, add sugar and salt to a small bowl or plate and run a lime wedge over each glass rim
  7. Twist the rim through the sugar/salt mixture
  8. Fill the glasses with ice and serve!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 181Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 120mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 3gSugar: 35gProtein: 1g

The nutritional values above are auto calculated by a nutrition program and can vary based on brands of ingredients used.

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5 Comments

  • Beth
    June 26, 2020 at 6:45 pm

    Tasty! Perfect for the weekend! My husband will be so excited to try this! Thank you!

    Reply
  • Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert
    June 27, 2020 at 3:45 am

    These Blackberry Margaritas are mouth watering!

    Reply
  • Sara Welch
    June 27, 2020 at 5:53 pm

    Just tried your recipe and it was delicious! Easily, my new favorite margarita recipe! Perfectly sweet with a little kick; loved it!

    Reply
  • Cathy
    June 29, 2020 at 10:11 am

    I’ve been loving all things blackberry…. these were perfection!

    Reply
  • Suzy
    June 30, 2020 at 1:19 pm

    Will be sipping on tis all summer long! Love the blackberry flavor added to this margarita!

    Reply

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