Traditional margarita meets fresh berry flavor with this blackberry margarita. Served on the rocks with a salted rim, this cocktail recipe is refreshing and delicious.
The best blackberry margarita recipe is one that’s simple and easy. This refreshing margarita recipe only has four ingredients - besides the garnish - making it a quick cocktail to shake up and enjoy.
Fresh ingredients make the best margaritas! For these easy blackberry margaritas, we’re combining the flavors of juicy blackberries and fresh limes with blanco tequila for a delicious addition to your next Taco Tuesday, your annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration, or to celebrate National Margarita Day (February 22 in the U.S.).
Delicious homemade margaritas are perfect for happy hour on an outdoor patio or backyard BBQ. Made with your favorite good tequila, a fresh blackberry margarita is sure to become your new favorite cocktail.
- Blackberry syrup
- Orange liqueur or triple sec
- Coarse salt (garnish)
- Fresh blackberries (garnish)
How to Make a Blackberry Margarita
Pour 1-2 tablespoons of salt into a shallow dish.
Run a slice of lime along the rim of a rocks glass.
Dip the rim of the glass into the salt.
Fill the glass with ice cubes and set aside.
Place tequila, blackberry syrup, lime juice, and orange liqueur into a cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes.
Strain into your salt-rimmed glass.
Garnish with a lime wedge or fresh blackberries.
Sip and enjoy!
- Garnish this margarita any way you want! Try a lime wheel and/or a cocktail pick full of fresh blackberries. Accidentally squeezed all your limes into your marg? Use a slice of orange for garnish.
- Want more fresh fruit in your cocktail? Muddle 2-3 fresh blackberries in your cocktail shaker with a muddler or wooden spoon before adding the drink ingredients and ice. Double strain your margarita through a fine mesh strainer to remove any blackberry seeds and fresh fruit pieces before you sip.
- Choose coarse salt for the rim of your drink. Don’t love salt? Trade it out for white sugar sprinkles or raw sugar.
Make Your Own Blackberry Syrup
FAQs and Substitutions
Use your favorite blanco tequila or silver tequila for this recipe. Skip the gold tequila or aged tequilas. The taste of them will overwhelm the blackberry flavor. I like Jose Cuervo Silver tequila for my margaritas. It’s tasty, well priced, and easy to find in my area.
To replace some of the alcohol in this blackberry margarita, use fresh orange juice in place of the orange liqueur and add 0.25 oz more simple syrup to the recipe.
Making your own blackberry simple syrup is easy, but if you don’t want to DIY the syrup, look for blackberry syrup in the coffee syrup section of your local grocery store.
Yes. There are very few ingredients in this cocktail, so fresh juice is important. You should need approximately 1 lime per cocktail. The taste difference is worth the effort to squeeze the fresh fruit.
Add ⅓ cup of ice per drink to a blender, along with the cocktail ingredients. Blend until smooth and enjoy! Blended fruit margaritas often have a sugar rim instead of a salted rim, but that’s up to you.