Blackberry Margarita

Blackberry Margarita
Fresh Blackberry Margarita

I’m becoming my mother. I am.

A little light bulb will flash in my brain when my behavior mirrors my mother’s, and I’m quite pleased by it. Besides her good looks and fun personality :), I’ve developed her same food and drink snobbery – errr, refinement!

Blackberry Margarita
Margaritas for two, please!

Mom will go out for a meal, and there is no question if it was a good experience or if she wishes she would have stayed home and cooked it herself! You can immediately see it in her expression.

See, she’s a really good cook. My mom is the kind of cook that reinvents gourmet meals from three days worth of leftovers (I’m not there yet, but it’s something I look forward to!), so when she steps out of her own kitchen, she wants to to be treated to some good tasting food. Can you blame her?

Blackberry Margarita
Make your own margarita to get your money’s worth!

Yep, that’s who I have become too, a food and drink critic!

Lately, I’ve been so disappointed when I go out and buy an alcoholic beverage that tastes like kool-aid! . I absolutely detest spending $10-$15 on a drink that leaves me craving the water more then the drink! That has been my luck with margaritas. I mostly get what tastes like watered down sour tasting margarita mix. Bleh!

Fast forward to Fresh Blackberry Margaritas! Yum-Yum-Yum!!


Blackberry Margarita

This freshly made margarita takes a couple of extra minutes to strain the seeds from the berries, but the flavor is delicious and worth the extra step.
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Course: Beverage
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 -3
Calories: 409kcal
Author: Sandra @ The Foodie Affair


  • 3 large limes juiced
  • 1/2 cup simple syrup 1/2 cup water & 1/4 cup sugar or xylitol on medium heat until sugar dissolves. Cool
  • 1/2 cup blanco tequila 100% Agave
  • 3 ounces orange liqueur Grand Marnier, Cointreau, or Triple Sec
  • 1 container fresh blackberries about 6 ounces


  • Prepare glass by rubbing leftover freshly squeezed rind over rims of glass to moisten. Pour in a dish salt, sugar or a mixture of the two. Dip rim of glasses in the mixture.
  • Combine lime juice, simple sugar, tequila, Orange liqueur, and blackberries in a blender. Process until smooth. Pour mixture through a small sieved strainer over a container, removing solids. Serve over ice.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 409kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 7mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 57g


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Cooking Light, June 2011

Blackberry Margarita
Fresh berries

This freshly made margarita takes a couple of extra minutes to strain the seeds from the berries, but the flavor is delicious and worth the extra step.

Blackberry Margarita

You can purchase simple syrup, but why would you, it’s so simple to make 😉

Blackberry Margarita
Refreshing and tastes like an adult beverage, not kool-aid!

Step away from the yellow/green margarita mix, and treat yourself to a good tasting margarita. Fresh blackberries are full of antioxidants!

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  1. I’m looking forward to trying these Blackberry Margaritas tonight! Have some home-grown ones in the freezer, so will use those now; & when new ones come on this year, I’ll use those! Thanks!

    1. Lucky to have homegrown blackberries! Every time I buy some, I appreciate the patience it takes to pick every berry. Hope you enjoy the margarita!

  2. Wow…I wish I had one of those right now! I will definitely be trying this one 🙂 I find myself doing the same thing in restaurants, if I could have made it better at home…I won’t go back! Thanks so much for sharing this drink at my cocktail party 🙂

    1. There is nothing like a good drink with fresh ingredients! This is a treat and I hope you do try it. Thanks for leaving a comment, Lisa!

  3. I am sloooooowly emptying out my inbox. And that’s where this post was. But I wanted to make sure I had a minute to tell you JUST HOW AWESOME THIS DRINK IS!!! Blackberry Margaritas? Um, YES. 1,000 times yes. Saw it shared a whole bunch on Fabulous Food Blogs this morning, too! Super!

    1. Thanks, Heather! My photos mysteriously disappeared when I tried to download them, so I had to redo another margarita/photo session (such a shame…slurp 😉 ), So it makes me super happy that my efforts are being shared!