I finally got around to making the blackberry margarita I wanted to try a couple of weeks ago! I'm glad I did because it's a wonderful cocktail. It's fruity and summery, yet potent and balanced. When you try it out, don't skip the final step; the sparkling wine provides a lovely effervescence to the drink. This blackberry marg was so amazing that I will probably enjoy another one tonight. I sipped it solo, but it would be great with Mexican food or any seasonal grilled dishes, like steak with chimichurri. Learn how to prepare it after the break.
16 large fresh blackberries, divided
4 small fresh thyme sprigs, divided
6 tablespoons 100% blue agave silver tequila
1/4 cup Simple Syrup
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon Cointreau or other orange liqueur
2 cups ice cubes, divided
1/4 cup chilled sparkling wine
- Place 14 blackberries and 2 thyme sprigs in medium bowl. Press firmly on solids with muddler or back of wooden spoon until mashed.
- Mix in tequila, simple syrup, lime juice, and Cointreau, then 1 cup ice. Stir to blend well. Strain into large glass measuring cup. Mix in sparkling wine.
- Divide remaining ice between 2 tall glasses. Pour Margarita mixture over. Garnish each with 1 blackberry and 1 thyme sprig.
- Drinks, Cocktails