Blackberry Margaritas are a great mixup on the traditional lime margarita! The accent of blackberries adds a wonderful fruity pop to this classic drink!
The other day I was walking along the woods near my house and was confronted with my most terrible fear…
My calming walk turned into a mini-heart attack when I saw this little green snake curled up less than two feet from my foot. I yelped, jumped, and ran 10 paces before I could look back and make sure the thing wasn’t following me.
I am all about nature but that part of nature can remain hidden from me forever and I’d be perfectly happy.
The snake incident later turned into my mom and I googling ways to attract raccoons and hawks to the yard. Turns out, there isn’t much we can do to attract “Birds of Prey” to our home except keep the lawn cut so they can easily spot their prey.
And I’m sorry if any of you are snake lovers out there (although I find that audience would be slim since the majority of my readers are women). They just happen to be one of my greatest fears so I prefer to stay as far away from them as possible.
To compensate myself for going through such a traumatic experience, and to whip up something in honor of Memorial Day, I decided I needed a BIG batch of Margaritas. Blackberry Margaritas.
Margaritas make everything better.
The sweetness of the margarita, accented by the salt around the rim is heaven for me! (And just what I need to calm down). These margaritas are made even better with a hint of blackberry. Blackberry brandy and muddled blackberries make this margarita fruity without being overpowering. The fruitiness is the perfect complement to the warmer weather and sunshine! It is like summer in a margarita glass! (what could be better than that?!)
Now if you excuse me I’m going to pour myself another and watch reruns of Newlyweds…
- 1 cup white granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 cup lime juice
- 1 cup tequila
- 3 tbs blackberry brandy (or other blackberry liqueur)
- 15 blackberries, pressed
- In a small saucepan on medium heat, combine sugar and water. Whisk mixture and cook until sugar is dissolved, about 3 minutes. Pour into a pitcher.
- To the pitcher add lime juice, tequila, blackberry brandy and pressed blackberries.
- Serve over ice. Margarita mix can be stored in the refrigerator up to 1 week.