Blackberry Margarita Recipe

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The steamy months of summer seem like they're made just to give us a reason to drink margaritas. The cool, citrusy cocktail garnished with a rim of glittering salt is one of the best ways to forget about the temperature and get lost in good times.

Margaritas are also a great way to use up some of that fresh fruit from the market—especially fruits with a hint of tartness. Blackberries add deep berry flavor and a vibrant red color to this margarita. The salted rim provides the perfect contrast to the sweet and tart citrus and berry flavors while the blackberry garnish helps dress this drink up.

Recipe Facts

Active: 5 mins
Total: 5 mins
Serves: 1 serving

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Ingredients

For Rim:

  • Small slice lime

  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt

For Cocktail:

  • 5 ripe blackberries

  • 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice

  • 1 1/2 ounces 100% agave tequila

  • 1/2 ounce Cointreau

  • 1/8 to 1/4 ounce agave nectar (to taste)

  • Garnish: 2 blackberries, wooden skewer

Directions

  1. Pour the salt onto a plate in an even layer. Rub a slice of lime around the outside rim of the glass, then rotate the edge of the glass in the salt until the entire rim is covered in salt. Set aside.

  2. In the bottom of a cocktail shaker, muddle blackberries until completely mashed. Add lime juice, tequila, Contreau, and agave nectar to taste. Fill shaker with ice and shake until well chilled, about 15 seconds.

  3. Add 1 large ice cube to salt-rimmed serving glass. Using a mini fine-mesh strainer in addition to a cocktail strainer, pour the margarita into serving glass. Garnish with a few blackberries on a skewer.

Special Equipment

Muddler, cocktail shaker, cocktail strainer, mini fine-mesh strainer

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
181 Calories
0g Fat
14g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 181
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 316mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 20mg 98%
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 122mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)