Blackberry Lime Margaritas

What does your next BBQ need? Blackberry lime margaritas! Mix fresh berries and juice, add a little tequila and Cointreau, and you’ll be enjoying life immensely in no time.

Blackberry lime margaritas are a great summer cocktail, and the perfect drink for your BBQ, cookout, or summer celebration.

I guess I have a thing with berries. Hard not to, though, when we have the good fortune to see fresh, plump ones practically falling out of the stalls at farmers markets all summer long. I’ve already shown love to strawberries (muffins and ice cream and crumbly oat bars), raspberries (sparkling lemonade), and blueberries (this gorgeous puff pastry tart). It’s high time for blackberries to get in on the action.

Blackberry lime margaritas are a great summer cocktail, and the perfect drink for your BBQ, cookout, or summer celebration.

The picture above is actually from my first effort to make these margaritas, when I began by dividing the blackberries into each serving glass, added the lime juice, and muddled them in the glasses by hand. It made for a cute picture, but it turns out there’s a simpler way. When it comes to margaritas, practice makes perfect, I guess. 🙂

Much easier to puree or muddle the blackberries in a separate vessel by themselves,  add the lime juice and the rest of the ingredients – tequila and Cointreau key among them – then pour over ice into the serving glasses. It’s the little things.

Blackberry lime margaritas are a great summer cocktail, and the perfect drink for your BBQ, cookout, or summer celebration.

Depending on your personal preference, I’d also recommend straining the blackberry puree to remove the seeds and some of the pulp. Personally, I don’t mind having that extra texture in my drink, but I suspect most people would prefer their beverage more smooth. Straining is an extra step, yes, but a very simple one. Plus, it will make it easier to sip your margarita through a straw, and that’s always a good thing, right?

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Blackberry lime margaritas are a great summer cocktail, and the perfect drink for your BBQ, cookout, or summer celebration.

Whether your weekend plans include a blowout BBQ with the whole neighborhood, chasing kids around the pool, or enjoying some well-deserved relaxation at home, a good cocktail will set the tone in a very positive way. Enjoy!

Blackberry lime margaritas are a great summer cocktail, and the perfect drink for your BBQ, cookout, or summer celebration.

Blackberry Lime Margaritas

Prep

Total

Yield 2 drinks

Blackberry lime margaritas are a great summer cocktail, perfect for a BBQ, cookout, or just sipping on the porch! 

Ingredients

  • 6 oz. (1 heaping cup) blackberries
  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice, from about 2 limes
  • 2 tablespoons simple syrup or agave syrup
  • 1/4 cup tequila
  • 2 tablespoons Cointreau or Grand Marnier
  • sparkling water (optional)
  • ice and lime slices, to garnish

Instructions

  1. Add the blackberries to the bowl of a food processor and puree until smooth, or crush them by hand in a small pitcher or bowl with a muddler or the back of a spoon.
  2. Prepare a small pitcher or bowl with a fine mesh strainer set over top. Press the blackberry puree through the strainer to remove most of the seeds and pulp. (This is optional, if you aren’t bothered by having the seeds and more texture in your drink.)
  3. Add lime juice, syrup, tequila, and Cointreau or Grand Marnier to the strained blackberry puree. Stir well.
  4. Fill two serving glasses with ice, and pour over the drinks. Add a splash of sparkling water, if desired. Garnish with lime slices and additional blackberries, and serve.


Blackberry lime margaritas are a great summer cocktail, and the perfect drink for your BBQ, cookout, or summer celebration.

13 Comments

  • Reply
    Victoria | Foodie for Thought
    April 28, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    Yep, definitely making this during the summer. Sounds delicious!

    • Reply
      Monica | Nourish and Fete
      April 29, 2018 at 4:21 pm

      Fantastic! Really it’s such a delightful combination – perfect for sipping on sunny days! 🙂

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    Supriya Kuttty
    September 4, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    I have pinned this recipe of yours. This is divine really. It’s a perfect drink for summers and for the pool parties especially. Loved the colors & presentation. Lovely snaps you took. Live pictures really. Thanks for sharing this cocktail recipe with us. Best wishes and Regards.

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    Ultimate Weekend Eats and Drinks -
    August 31, 2017 at 10:04 am

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    Edyta at Innocent Delight
    June 29, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    These Margaritas sound amazing. My go to on my next BBQ party!

  • Reply
    Julia @ Happy Foods Tube
    June 29, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    Wow! What a great summer cocktail!

  • Reply
    Natalia
    June 29, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    These look so colourful and delicious! Love the photos!

    • Reply
      nourishandfete
      June 29, 2017 at 7:54 pm

      Thanks, Natalia, I really appreciate that!

  • Reply
    anniesnomsblog
    June 29, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    I have a huge thing for berries; I get so excited for when all the berries are sweet and juicy! My next BBQ definitely needs these margaritas too; love blackberry and lime together, it’s amazing!!

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      nourishandfete
      June 29, 2017 at 12:33 pm

      Thanks, Annie! I’m right there with you on all counts!

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    Michelle | The Last Food Blog
    June 29, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    I definitely need these in my life! Gorgeous photos too x

    • Reply
      nourishandfete
      June 29, 2017 at 12:34 pm

      Thank you so much, Michelle! I really admire your photography, so that means a lot to me!

  • Reply
    Simon
    June 29, 2017 at 10:35 am

    I have pinned this recipe

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