Blend fresh blackberries with simple syrup, agave blanco tequila, Grand Marnier, and fresh lime juice for a delicious margarita that pairs perfectly with hot summer weather.
1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup 100% agave blanco tequila
3/4 cup Grand Marnier
2/3 cup fresh lime juice
12 ounces fresh blackberries
How to Make It
Combine 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar and kosher salt in a dish. Cut lime into 9 wedges; rub rims of 8 glasses with 1 lime wedge. Dip rims of glasses in salt mixture. Combine water and 1/2 cup sugar in a microwave-safe glass measuring cup. Microwave at HIGH 2 1/2 minutes, stirring to dissolve sugar; cool. Combine syrup, tequila, Grand Marnier, fresh lime juice, and blackberries in a blender; process until smooth. Strain mixture through a cheesecloth-lined sieve over a pitcher; discard solids. Serve over ice. Garnish with remaining lime wedges.
Definitely worth the little effort of the straining-- my new favorite cocktail. Perfectly sweet and sour, the blackberry makes this margarita shine. I used Roses sweetened lime juice in place of the simple syrup, and it was perfect.
These were really delicious, although a bit messy to prepare with the sieve. I liked that the recipe made 4 nice generous servings so the effort was worthwhile. I used bottled organic simple syrup from Bev Mo to save a step.
These. Were. Perfect! The problem I usually have with margaritas is they are either too sour or too sweet. This was the perfect balance. Like all the other reviews, it takes some patience to strain, but I whipped these up in about 15 minutes. Made a batch 24 hours before the party and they stayed fresh!
These were delicious and refreshing. I cut the sugar in half since the first batch I made was too sweet. I didn't have cheesecloth, so I used a regular strainer. I agree with the other reviews that it was a little messy and time consuming, but well worth it!
Yum! I only had 1/2 cup Grand Marnier (2 nips worth) and used bottled lime juice - and it tasted like a margarita at a high end restaurant - maybe better, certainly fresher!
There was a little mess made between blender - sieve- pour, but easy to clean up and worthwhile.
My guest who doesn't like margaritas loved these. I liked them too though they are definitely on the sweeter side. I didn't use a cheesecloth, only a medium-mesh sieve. It was rather messy and time-consuming but worth the trouble.
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