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
- Tequila (I use Casamigos)
- Grand Marnier or another orange liquor
- Simple Syrup
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!
Having a party? Pair your Blackberry Margaritas with these Crispy Fried Brussels Sprouts!
- 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)
- Bring water to a boil and add sugar to dissolve to create simple syrup
- Allow simple syrup to cool down to room temperature
- Add the simple syrup, tequila, grand marnier, lime juice, and blackberries to a blender
- Blend until combined
- Run mixture through sieve
- 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
- Twist the rim through the sugar/salt mixture
- 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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