Last Updated on September 17, 2023 by Leah Hall
A Blackberry Margarita with fresh homemade blackberry syrup. Easy and homemade, this tasty margarita is a must make!
For a fruity twist on a classic cocktail, try out this fresh blackberry margarita! Made with blackberry simple syrup, this refreshing margarita is bursting with late summer flavor. Margaritas are a simple yet tasty cocktail to mix up, and is quick to make!
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We think you will want to make this margarita over and over. This blackberry margarita has been making a frequent appearance at our home lately.
With a gorgeous color, we think it’s perfect for Mother’s Day, weddings, bridal showers, and even holidays coming up: Thanksgiving and Christmas.
This cocktail is elegant, but still perfect for a fun and easy party. A margarita is a versatile cocktail.
We love intense cocktails that require mixology knowledge, but this simple cocktail doesn’t require any known skills. Just some pouring and shaking is all! This simple cocktail comes together in just a few minutes. Really the only difference from the classic margarita cocktail, we just added some fresh blackberry simple syrup!
A classic margarita is tequila, triple sec, and lime juice.
Can this be Made in a Pitcher?
Yes! Margaritas are great served in a pitcher, and are an easy way to serve at a party.
That said, if you’d like a bigger serving size or just a few at a time, you can easily calculate the proportions up. Multiply the ounces for each ingredient by the number of servings you want. =
Fresh is best of course. One lime gives around 1 ounce of juice, which in this recipe will make for 2 cocktails.
- Fresh Limes – Use limes that have some give when you press them. Hard limes are dried out.
- Juicing – roll the on the countertop under your hand to help release the juice.
Making the Blackberry Margarita
Run a lime wedge around the rim of each glass and dip in a shallow plate of sugar and/or salt. We used salt only on this because of the sweetness of the blackberry simple syrup. If you prefer sugar, you can use it, or a combo of both!
Then, you simply need a shaker and add all the ingredients.
How to salt a margarita glass
To get the full salty margarita effect while making them at home, you needed a salted rim! Here are 3 steps to salt your margarita glasses:
- On a small serving plate, (or salt rimmer) pour a few tablespoons of coarse sea salt.
- Take a lime wedge and run it around rim of the glass.
- Turn the glass upside down and dip the wet rim in the salt. Make sure to turn in a circular motion to evenly coat. Shake off excess.
Then just fill your glass with ice and pour in your drink from the shaker.
What Type of Tequila to use in this Margarita?
This really depends on your preference, but you can’t go wrong with blanco. Also great in this blackberry margarita is tequila reposado. Tequila blanco is either bottled right after distillation or aged in an oak barrel for less than 2 months. Reposado ages anywhere between 2 months and 1 year. The aging process gives it a more complex flavor profile than blanco, as well as changing the color.
Tequila blanco may not be as smooth, but we used it in this recipe because we wanted the blackberry flavor to shine.
That said, if you have reposado tequila and prefer to use that, you can!
What are the Ingredients for a Blackberry Margarita?
- Tequila Blanco – a non aged tequila, used to make other flavors shine!
- Triple Sec – an orange liqueur. Cointreau or Grand Marnier are also good choices.
- Lime Juice – fresh squeezed is best!
- Blackberry Syrup – homemade blackberry simple syrup is so flavorful and tart and sweet at the same time!
- Salt Rim – as we said above if you want sugar, that is fine, but we think this margarita is sweet enough. But, feel free to use sugar, or a combination of both sugar and salt.
Tips & Tricks
- Shake, don’t stir – You always want to shake a drink that has citrus and fruit juices. Shaking with ice chills the drink and blends the ingredients, and it also makes air bubbles that give the margarita its cloudy and frothy appearance.
- Tequila – the best tequila for a margarita is a blanco, because of the natural agave flavor and true tequila taste. Look for the same flavors you enjoy in a sipping tequila when picking your margarita tequila.
- Salt – regular salt is fine, but use a coarse sea salt as that is a better choice. Feel free to add in some sugar for sweetness. Even a crack of black or pink peppercorns for a bite in the salt.
- Other Flavors – You can use this base recipe to add other fruit flavors – some ideas are strawberries, blueberries, grapefruit, jalapenos, pineapple (try our grilled pineapple juice), kiwi, peaches. The list goes on and on! Come up with your own ideas or mix 2 together.
We hope you enjoy this lovely hued drink!
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- Mango Margarita – The Almond Eater
- Peach Margaritas – Celebrating Sweets
- Raspberry Margarita
This Blackberry Margarita cocktail is easy to make and is such a great color and has great flavor!
- 2 ounces tequila blanco
- .50 ounce triple sec
- .50 ounce lime juice
- 1 ounce blackberry syrup
- Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into glass.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 266Sodium: 21mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: .1gSugar: .2gProtein: .1g
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