summer sips. [blackberry jalapeño margarita]

July 29th, 2021 by | comments

I don’t know what it is, but I’ve been on a cocktail kick lately (I’m typically more of a wine gal). It’s most likely because it’s been sweltering hot and there’s nothing a refreshing cocktail can’t fix. This margarita definitely hit the spot the other night and was the perfect combination of sweet and spicy. These would be a great addition to your Taco Tuesday!

blackberry jalapeño margarita
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Serves: 2
  • Blackberry jalapeño margarita recipe:
  • 3 oz. tequila blanco
  • 1 oz. Cointreau or Triple Sec
  • 3 oz. fresh lime juice
  • ½ cup blackberry jalapeño syrup (recipe below)
  • Fresh blackberries, for garnish
  • Lime slices, for garnish, plus additional to rim the glass
  • White sugar, for the rim of the glass
  • Ice
  • Blackberry jalapeño syrup recipe:
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup fresh blackberries
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded, deveined and diced (if you don't love spice, use half of a jalapeño)
  1. For the simple syrup:
  2. Combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk together until sugar is dissolved, about 2-4 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat then pour into a mason jar or glass jar with the lid off. Let cool, approximately 20-30 minutes.
  4. For the blackberry jalapeño syrup:
  5. Once cool enough, transfer the simple syrup to a small food processor or blender, then add the fresh blackberries and diced jalapeño. Pulse or blend until smooth.
  6. Place a fine mesh sieve/strainer over a glass bowl, then pour the simple syrup mixture into the sieve. Using a spatula, press down until all of the liquid is removed.
  7. For the margaritas:
  8. When ready to prepare the margaritas, rim 2 short glasses with lime juice then dip both into a dish filled with white sugar. Add 4-5 ice cubes per glass.
  9. Next, fill a cocktail shaker with the tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, approximately ½ cup of the blackberry jalapeño syrup and 6-8 ice cubes.
  10. Shake vigorously then strain the margaritas into the prepared glasses.
  11. Garnish with lime slice and fresh blackberries, then serve.

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