Blackberry Margaritas

Total Time:
1 hr 10 min
15 min
30 min
25 min

8 servings

  • Blackberry Puree:
  • 2 pints fresh blackberries
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • Lime Sugar:
  • 2 cups sugar
  • Zest of 3 limes
  • 1 lime wedge
  • Margaritas:
  • 2 cups tequila
  • 1/2 cup triple sec
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 limes
  • Ice

For the puree: Add the blackberries to a medium saucepan with the sugar and lime juice. Cook over low heat, covered, 20 to 25 minutes. Strain using a fine mesh strainer, pressing the berries to extract as much juice/puree as possible. Place in the fridge to cool completely.

For the lime sugar: Mix together the sugar and lime zest. Use a piece of lime to moisten the rim of each margarita glass, and then dip in the lime sugar.

For the margaritas: In a blender, add 1 cup of the tequila, 1/4 cup of the triple sec, 1/4 cup of the sugar, and the juice of 1 lime. Fill the blender with ice and blend until smooth. Then add as much blackberry puree as desired, 1/3 to 1/2 cup. Pour into 4 rimmed glasses and serve immediately. Repeat with the rest of the ingredients for the other 4 glasses.

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what about non alcoholic versionĀ  item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wonderful. Not too sweet. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yummy tasting but you may want to watch the amount of tequila if you have a lower tolerance for alcohol. I made two servings because there was just my husband and myself. I took the recipe for 4 and cut in half. That meant the individual serving was 1/4 cup of tequila (4oz) and the Triple Sec was 1 Table (1 oz). I fell asleep immediately after dinner. While I typically have a glass of wine for dinner this was overkill for me. Next time I make it I will cut back the tequila to 2 oz. per serving. item not reviewed by moderator and published
If I could give these more than 5 stars, I definitely would!! They were pretty easy to make and they made exactly the servings that the recipe stated. I made these for my husband and we liked them so much that I made them for a family party a few nights later. Thanks, Ree, for the great recipe. I will make these again and again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these for a girls night. They were absolutely delicious. I made them exactly as the recipe stated except I didn't need that much sugar to rim the glasses. If you like blackberries and pretty frozen drinks, this one is definitely worth the effort. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I always thought I didn't like margaritas; thought tequila was too "sour" for me. Oh brother, did this drink prove me wrong! I seriously think I could have plowed through the batch all on my own. Fortunately, I didn't have to! Our friends thought they were marvelous, too. Just the PERFECT cocktail. Thank-you, Ree! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow, these are so good. I use agave syrup instead of sugar. Very strong so I added a bit of sweet an sour but really, really tasty. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These margaritas are absolutely delicious! I used about 1/2 the amount of sugar than the recipe called for because if you sugar/lime the rims of your glasses like Ree does (and please do this extra step, it makes it even that more delicious! you will get a lot of sweetness from that. I also halved the entire recipe and it was perfect for 2 of us to have 2 margaritas each. I used white 100% agave tequila. Make these you will not regret it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely wonderful! Very easy to make and not to sweet! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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