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Blackberry Margarita

Blackberry Margaritas

When the blackberries are in season and look this good, I’m hunting recipes to make.  This Margarita recipe from Cooking Light was just what I was looking for.  Just so happens it makes four two…so I recommend inviting a friend, like I did.

Blackberry Buttermilk Cobbler
Blackberry Margarita

Blackberry Margarita

Cooking Light, June 2011
Cuisine Cocktail
Servings 4


  • 1 1/2 Tbl. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 lime
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup tequila
  • 3/4 cup Grand Marnier
  • 2/3 cup fresh lime juice
  • 12 oz. fresh blackberries


  • Combine 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, tequila, Grand Marnier, fresh lime juice, and blackberries in a blender; process until smooth.
  • Strain mixture through a cheesecloth-lined sieve over a pitcher; discard solids.
  • Combine 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar and kosher salt in a dish. Cut lime into wedges; rub rims of 4 glasses with lime wedge. Dip rims of glasses in salt/sugar mixture. Serve margaritas over ice. Garnish with fresh blackberries and lime wedges.