Fresh Summer Blackberry Margaritas

PUBLISHED ON: 07.28.2011

Why not start the evening with an ice cold blackberry margarita?

Fresh summer blackberries mixed with lime and tequila.  Cocktails don’t get better than this in the summertime.

Blackberry Margaritas
Serves 8
Recipe from Cooking Light

Combine 1-1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt in a dish.  Cut 1 lime into 9 wedges; rub rims of 8 glasses with 1 lime wedge.
Dip rims of glasses in salt mixture.  Combine 1 cup 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, 1 cup 100% agave blanco tequila, 3/4 cup Grand Mariner, 2/3 cup fresh lime juice, and 12 ounces fresh 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.

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