Made to recipe but after straining was too sweet for us; had to add more lime juice & tequila to the blender. Recommend you add the maybe half the sugar syrup, blend, sample, and then adjust to taste with more syrup.
For 2nd batch used jalapeno-infused tequila, for a little zing.
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.
Come on - serving size half cup?!?! I am tired of recipes that don't give honest serving sizes! A half cup wouldn't even cover the ice, unless you put this in a shot glass
Delicious! A little time consuming due to the straining of the blackberries, but worth it if you're entertaining for a small group.
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.
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!