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Blackberry Margaritas

Photo: Levi Brown; Styling: Thom Driver
Hands-on time 30 mins
Total time 30 mins
Yield 8 servings (serving size: about 1/2 cup)
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.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 lime
  • 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

Nutrition Information

  • calories 204
  • fat 0.2 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • sodium 121 mg

How to Make It

  1. 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.

Also appeared in: Cooking Light, June, 2011;