Blackberry Margaritas #MexicanRecipes

What better way to end a week of #MexicanRecipes than with a margarita?

We don’t make margaritas often but when we do, we prefer them homemade. And I’m not going to lie, this margarita is probably the best we’ve made in a long time. It has the perfect balance of sweetness from the blackberries and tartness from the lime juice. I used a traditional salt rim, but you can certainly use sugar if you prefer. All in all, my hubby, our guests, and I all agreed – this margarita was simply perfection.


Blackberry Margaritas

Ripe blackberries give this margarita a sweet twist. 

Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Calories 239 kcal
Author Liz


For the Simple Syrup:

  • 1 c. water
  • 1/2 c. granulated sugar

For the Margaritas

  • 2 Tbs. kosher salt for coating the rim
  • 1 lime for coating the rim and for garnish
  • 1 c. 100% agave blanco tequila
  • 3/4 c. Grand Marnier
  • 2/3 c. fresh lime juice
  • 12 oz. fresh blackberries


Make the Simple Syrup:

  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, heat water and sugar for 2 1/2 minutes. Stir, ensuring all of the sugar is dissolved. Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes.

Prep the Glasses:

  1. While syrup cools, prep 6-8 cocktail glasses. Spread salt evenly on a plate. Cut lime into 7-9 wedges or rounds - the number of glasses + 1. Use one wedge to rub the rims of glasses. Set remaining lime wedges/rounds aside. Dip glass rims into salt. Fill glasses halfway with ice and set aside.

Make the Cocktail:

  1. Add syrup, tequila, Grand Marnier, lime juice, and blackberries to a blender. Process until smooth. Strain through a cheesecloth-lined sieve over a pitcher. Discard solids.
  2. Pour margaritas into prepared glasses and garnish with a lime wedge.
  3. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition information calculated based on 8 servings.

This recipe was rewritten but not really adapted from Cooking Light, June 2011.

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7 thoughts on “Blackberry Margaritas #MexicanRecipes”

    1. Jealous! We have wild blackberry bushes but they don’t produce enough for cocktails and my children to eat.

  1. I’ll have to remember this when our bushes are making berries like crazy. Right now there are just a TON of blossoms. The color of these is beautiful and I can’t wait to take a sip!

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