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.
dallastx Posted: 06/19/11
ctaylor000 Posted: 05/29/11
These were really delicious and pretty simple - though you may want to do the sieve thing over a different pitcher than the one you're serving in, because it made a bit of a mess for me. I just added ice to the sugar syrup to cool it quickly, because I forgot to do it ahead of time. I also forgot about the lime garnish - oh well. They were great!
abofus Posted: 08/11/11
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.
kblurton Posted: 05/01/12
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!
pennylanearmy Posted: 05/04/12
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!
marybeth123 Posted: 05/06/12
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.
Jduff76 Posted: 06/07/13
Delicious! A little time consuming due to the straining of the blackberries, but worth it if you're entertaining for a small group.