Blackberry Margarita

Got blackberries? This blackberry margarita is quick and easy to make, and turns out sweet tart and vivid purple.

Blackberry margarita

Sure, you can drink a classic margarita. But what about a blackberry margarita? This variation is easy to make and looks simply stunning with its vivid purple color. And the flavor? It’s tangy, it’s sweet, and it’s perfectly balanced. With fresh blackberries in season, we whipped up this berry take on my favorite drink: and now I think I prefer this one to the classic! We served it with shrimp tacos as a signature cocktail and it made for the perfect dinner party menu.

Blackberry margarita

How to make a blackberry margarita

This blackberry margarita recipe came from a challenge from a friend of ours, Sierra, who went to the farmers market and came back with a beautiful basket of blackberries. What should I make with them?, she asked. We happened to have blackberries too, and we whipped up this sweet tart drink in honor of her question.

The ingredients you’ll need for this blackberry margarita are:

  • Ripe blackberries
  • Tequila reposado
  • Lime juice
  • Maple syrup
  • A pinch of salt

You’ll just blend together these ingredients in a blender, then strain it to remove the seeds. Quick and simple! We’ve been making a lot of frozen drinks lately for entertaining: which require a little forethought because you have to freeze things overnight. This one doesn’t require any thinking ahead at all: just blend and go!

Blackberry margarita

Keeping it naturally sweet

In many of our drink recipes, you’ll find we use maple syrup as a sweetener. We love using maple syrup because it’s a natural sweetener, and you can even find it locally. It also tends to sweeten drinks more gently than sugar. A nice thing about using maple syrup for drinks is also that you don’t have to make a simple syrup – so it saves a step! This blackberry margarita has no refined sugar but is naturally sweetened to perfection.

A note on tequila

If you’re making this blackberry margarita recipe, a quick note on the rum you use! We recommend using best quality tequila. The flavor of a drink is all about the quality of the rum. The better the quality of tequila, the tastier the margarita! So if you’re on the fence about whether you should spring for a few extra dollars on the alcohol, we’d say you won’t regret it.

Blackberry margarita

Margarita recipes

My favorite drink is the margarita, so we have lots of margarita recipes over here! Here are a few of our best margarita recipes (though I do think this blackberry margarita is my current favorite):

  • Simple Margarita Recipe This one’s our classic margarita, nuanced with a little orange bitters. It’s seriously good!
  • Strawberry Margarita with Lime Ice If we’re talking berries, how about a strawberry margarita? Here the ice cubes are lime juice with mint leaves, and they flavor the drink as they melt.
  • Best Frozen Margarita Recipe Ever had a margarita that’s frozen? This one turns the classic margarita into a slushie to keep you cool.
  • Watermelon Margarita with Lime This stunning bright pink margarita is tangy and sweet, made with refreshing watermelon.
  • Best Margarita Salt Don’t forget to salt the rim! Here’s our margarita salt recipe, flecked with lime and orange.
Blackberry margarita

Looking for more drink recipes?

Outside of this blackberry margarita recipe, here are a few more of our favorite drink recipes:

This blackberry margarita recipe is…

Vegetarian, gluten-free, vegan, plant-based, dairy-free, refined sugar free, and naturally sweet.

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Blackberry margarita

Blackberry Margarita


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 drinks 1x

Description

Got blackberries? This blackberry margarita is quick and easy to make, and turns out sweet tart and vivid purple.


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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup tequila reposado
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup (or simple syrup)
  • 1 cup ripe blackberries
  • 1 pinch salt

Instructions

  1. Add the tequila, lime juice, maple syrup, blackberries and salt to a blender and blend until liquid. Then pour it through a fine mesh strainer into a clean container.
  2. Serve immediately over ice. Garnish with lime slices or a skewer with a blackberry and lime peel.

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: Mexican Inspired

Keywords: Blackberry Margarita

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

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