Happy Friday! I don’t know if it’s just me – or, has it been an especially long week for everyone? I thought nothing would be better to close out the week than a good cocktail! And, what better way to round out this week of blackberry posts than blackberry margarita? You guys know me, I always reach for the tequila first.
Thankfully, so does Shawnda – I don’t know there there is a fruit left under the sun that she hasn’t turned into a delicious margarita. Nothing but goodness in this glass – homemade margarita mix, tequila, triple sec, and blackberry puree. I went ahead and put it through a fine mesh strainer, but I think they’d be fun to muddle right in the glass too. A blackberry mojito may or may not be in the works already…
For the blackberry puree:
6 oz blackberries
1 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp water
For the cocktails:
9 oz lime juice
9 oz water
1/2 cup sugar
3 oz orange liqueur
6 oz tequila
lime wedges, for garnish
To make the puree, add berries, sugar, and water to a blender or food processor and puree for 1 minute.
Combine 1/2 cup sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan and heat until sugar is dissolved completely.
Add puree, simple syrup, lime juice, orange liquer, and tequila in a small pitcher or carafe.
Stir well to combine, and serve over ice with a wedge of lime. I usually don’t rim my glass, if I do I usually go with sugar instead of salt.
Source: adapted from Confections of a Foodie Bride