Fresh Summer Blackberry Margaritas

Why not start the evening with an ice cold blackberry margarita?

Fresh summer blackberries mixed with lime and tequila.  Cocktails don’t get better than this in the summertime.

Blackberry Margaritas
Serves 8
Recipe from Cooking Light

Combine 1-1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt in a dish.  Cut 1 lime into 9 wedges; rub rims of 8 glasses with 1 lime wedge.
Dip rims of glasses in salt mixture.  Combine 1 cup water and 1/2 cup sugar in a microwave safe glass measuring cup.  Microwave at HIGH 2-1/2 minutes, stirring to dissolve sugar; cool.
Combine syrup, 1 cup 100% agave blanco tequila, 3/4 cup Grand Mariner, 2/3 cup fresh lime juice, and 12 ounces fresh blackberries in a blender; process until smooth.
Strain mixture through a cheesecloth-lined sieve over a pitcher; discard solids.  Serve over ice.
Garnish with remaining lime wedges.

44 thoughts on “Fresh Summer Blackberry Margaritas

  1. Margaritas are my favorite drink and I've made strawberry, peach, and mango, but never considered berries – I'll have to try this or some of our blueberries


  2. Velva, you always make me sigh a happy sigh with your drinks! While I would LOVE to drink one of them, just looking at them gives me sense of relaxation! They look like the end of the day… a cool breeze… good company… r.e.l.a.x.a.t.i.o.n… thanks for the virtual cocktail. blessings ~ tanna


  3. This heat will turn my liver to mush we have been wanting so many cool cocktails – this is sure a winner. Cooking Light, need to check that one out!


  4. Oh I like the sound of this cocktail and the roasted tomato soup are today's favourites. Sorry I have not left many comments recently, it is hard to keep up with all my blogging friends. I do see all your posts in my reader though. Take Care.


  5. Interesting way to make a margarita blending it all with the booze and then straining…wonder how much precious tequila you lose in the cheesecloth and pips? Haha! Velva, we invented a fabu tamarind drink with tequila…will let you know next month when I post the recipes from the cooking club. (first theme: tamarind) I love margaritas in all forms….so, si, mami, gracias! Have a great weekend!


  6. Why do you have to strain it? ha ha, just kidding I don't like seeds and pits in my drink. I still remember the painful lesson I learned the first time I made a blackberry bbq sauce.


  7. Oh, yeah! It's 5 o'clock somewhere and this is exactly what I want! It's hot, hot here and the only thing better than a margarita is a blackberry marg! Heavenly!!!


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