I love visiting our local farms and getting some fresh seasonal produce. The most relaxing way to enjoy what we’ve picked is to throw it into a cocktail! Shake things up with this refreshing fresh Blackberry Margarita recipe that tastes so good because there’s no artificial mixer in it. It’s just farm-fresh blackberries, tequila, orange liqueur and simple syrup. It’s the perfect summer drink recipe that everyone enjoys.
The following recipe is intended for audiences ages 21+
Every summer we pick fresh blackberries, as a family, from Southern Belle Farm in South Georgia. Blackberries are delicious when they’re ripe and juicy. They’re slightly tart and sweet, which makes them great with tequila. Add a salt rim to your glass and you’ve got a great cocktail.
A great cocktail starts with the right Bartender set. This recipe uses a shaker and you strain the larger blackberry pieces that don’t fully muddle. You don’t want any seeds in your drink – because we all know those would end up in your teeth. A set will have everything you need in it for all cocktails.
However, also always recommend my favorite OXO Cocktail Jigger, that you can purchase on Amazon. If you invest in one tool for your bar, that’s the one I recommend the most!
I strain my Blackberry Margarita into classic margarita glasses. I love a great stem when I’m drinking them. However, you don’t need them to enjoy a margarita. I’ve used mason jar glasses and they’ve been great too.
Looking for some more great warm weather cocktail recipes? I’ve got some awesome favorites to pick from:
- Copycat Pat O’Briens Hurricane Recipe
- Bourbon Spiked Lemonade
- Easy Strawberry Lemonade Moonshine
- Tropical Mermaid Cocktail
Fresh Blackberry Margarita Recipe
The muddled blackberries in this margarita just adds so much flavor. You’re going to want to make this drink every summer. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced bartender, you can make this blackberry margarita recipe!
What To Serve With Your Blackberry Margarita
I love a great themed dinner. I make margaritas for our summer taco nights or when I make my authentic shredded beef enchiladas. If you want a dip for a cocktail hour, my chicken enchilada dip is a perfect pairing too!
How To Muddle Your Cocktail
For the best muddling, you want to use ripe blackberries. Hard fruit doesn’t muddle properly. You also want to use a sturdy glass or your cocktail shaker for safety precautions. Read up on basic cocktail muddling skills if you need a refresher.
If you don’t have a muddler, you can still muddle! Use the back of a wooden spoon on the bottom of your glass.
What Type Of Liqueur To Use In Your Blackberry Margarita
Here’s where the versatility of this cocktail comes in handy. I used Patron brand of tequila, but it’s really a preference of mine. You don’t have to use a top-shelf brand if you don’t have any handy. Reposado Tequila is a great option – it’s from agave and aged in an oak barrel for two to twelve months. Silver Tequila is another option, if that’s your flavor preference.
For the orange liqueur you’ve got three options that you can exchange, depending on what you have in your home bar. I’ve used Grand Marnier and Cointreau in this recipe. Grand Marnier is my favorite and we go through so much it per month. Triple Sec is an affordable option that works too.
What You Need From The Grocery Store:
- Fresh Blackberries
- Simple Syrup (homemade or store bought works)
- Orange Liqueur
- Optional Garnishes: Lime Slices, Blackberries and Kosher Salt For Rim
Step-By-Step Directions To Make Your Fresh Blackberry Margarita
Add the blackberries, plus simple syrup to a cocktail shaker. Muddle until the blackberries are completely mushed.
Add the tequila, orange liqueur, fresh lime juice and a handful of ice to a cocktail shaker. Use a cocktail jigger to measure. Put on the top on the shaker and shake vigorously until well-chilled, about 15-30 seconds.
If you’d like a salted glass, run a lime slice along the rim of the glass to moisten. Sprinkle coarse sea salt on a small plate and swirl the rim into the salt.
Use a cocktail strainer and strain the drink into an ice-filled glass. Garnish with additional lime slices and blackberries if desired. Enjoy responsibly!
- ¼ Cup Farm-Fresh Ripe Blackberries (or Store-Bought)
- 0.5 Ounce Simple Syrup (homemade or store-bought)
- 2 Ounces Tequila
- 1 Ounce Orange Liqueur (Grand Marnier, Triple Sec or Cointreau)
- 1 Ounce Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice
- Garnish Options: Kosher Salt, Extra Lime Slices, Extra Blackberries
- Add the blackberries, plus simple syrup to a cocktail shaker. Muddle until the blackberries are completely mushed.
- Add the tequila, orange liqueur, fresh lime juice and a handful of ice to a cocktail shaker. Use a cocktail jigger to measure. Put on the top on the shaker and shake vigorously until well-chilled, about 15-30 seconds.
- If you'd like a salted glass, run a lime slice along the rim of the glass to moisten. Sprinkle coarse sea salt on a small plate and swirl the rim into the salt.
- Use a cocktail strainer and strain the drink into an ice-filled glass. Garnish with additional lime slices and blackberries if desired. Enjoy responsibly!
-Use a cocktail jigger to measure precisly and a muddler to muddle the ripe blackberries.
-You can do a sugar rim instead of salt, if desired.