Thursday, July 28, 2011

Fresh Summer Blackberry Margaritas

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.

Enjoy!




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44 comments:

Just Cake Girl said...

That look so yummy:)) :droll:

Marguerite said...

Looks so refreshing and lusciously good! Wish that I had one right now! Cheers!

Sugarplum Kawaii said...

Cor! Bet that delights the taste-buds...

The Japanese Redneck said...

I need a couple of those!

Big Dude said...

Margaritas are my favorite drink and I've made strawberry, peach, and mango, but never considered berries - I'll have to try this or some of our blueberries

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Oh, I believe I just drooled all over my keyboard. This drink looks amazing. I will be making this for sure.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Cocktails are ALWAYS amazing at your house-enjoy! I'll lift my Miller Lite towards the south:@)

Barefeet In The Kitchen said...

Oh! That is a breathtakingly pretty drink. I'm not a huge fan of blackberries, but to make a drink that lovely color, I might try this.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Velva, you always make me sigh a happy sigh with your drinks! While I would LOVE to drink one of them, just looking at them gives me sense of relaxation! They look like the end of the day... a cool breeze... good company... r.e.l.a.x.a.t.i.o.n... thanks for the virtual cocktail. blessings ~ tanna

That Girl said...

Oh how I miss margaritas

Hamaree Rasoi said...

I too agree that this is one of the best cocktails that I have ever seen.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Angie's Recipes said...

YES. Let's trade ;-) I would love to try your drink..it sounds marvelous.

My Little Space said...

Oh my goodness, the colour is gorgeous! I want a sip too. Slurp....
Hope you're having a great day, dear.
Kristy

Pierce said...

This heat will turn my liver to mush we have been wanting so many cool cocktails - this is sure a winner. Cooking Light, need to check that one out!

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

I think you serve the best cocktails in the blog world Velva.

Cheers to yet another great one.
Sam

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Wonderful! As, always, you know how to celebrate! I like the idea of making the simple syrup in the microwave. I would never have thought of that.

Miss Meat and Potatoes said...

No it does not get any more wonderful than that. I so love your cocktails - always lift my spirits even when cocktail hour is far away!

MM said...

Yum! Thanks for sharing. Blackberries are one of my favorite fruits.

Brenda said...

OMG! I could drink a pitcher of these right now. Gorgeous and they look so incredibly refreshing!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Oh I like the sound of this cocktail and the roasted tomato soup are today's favourites. Sorry I have not left many comments recently, it is hard to keep up with all my blogging friends. I do see all your posts in my reader though. Take Care.

Barbara said...

I swear, Velva, one day you're going to answer your door around 5 PM and it's going to be me...coming for a drink!

LaDivaCucina said...

Interesting way to make a margarita blending it all with the booze and then straining...wonder how much precious tequila you lose in the cheesecloth and pips? Haha! Velva, we invented a fabu tamarind drink with tequila...will let you know next month when I post the recipes from the cooking club. (first theme: tamarind) I love margaritas in all forms....so, si, mami, gracias! Have a great weekend!

Rebecca from Chow and Chatter said...

wow love it and what a wonderful color

Eliana said...

This looks like the perfect drink for me to have tonight! Can't wait to mix it up.

Parsley Sage said...

Yes, please!

Chris said...

Why do you have to strain it? ha ha, just kidding I don't like seeds and pits in my drink. I still remember the painful lesson I learned the first time I made a blackberry bbq sauce.

Cooking Creation said...

Making this tonight! LOVE this!

Lea Ann (Highlands Ranch Foodie) said...

You have the most beautiful drink recipes! I recently referred someone to your blog who was looking for some great party entertaining drinks.

A Feast for the Eyes said...

I am known for loving margaritas. Who knew that blackberries would do the trick? I'm on it.

Kitchen Belleicious said...

It sounds delicious and looks exceptional. Just amazing and so summery and fresh

Padhu said...

Looks so tempting!

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

even thought it is 8:30 on monday morning...this looks GOOD !!!!!

happy to stop by today, my friend

kary

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I love coming here for cocktail hour inspiration! These sounds so summery and refreshing. I've never had that kind of tequila before - I'll have to lock for it.

Miriam said...

Looks amazing! Miriam@The Pioneer Cokbook

Hungry Dog said...

OH my goodness! This looks absolutely divine. Who could resist that color?

Sprigs of Rosemary said...

That does look excellent! It IS 5 o'clock here . . . I wish I had the blackberries!

Pam said...

Oh, yeah! It's 5 o'clock somewhere and this is exactly what I want! It's hot, hot here and the only thing better than a margarita is a blackberry marg! Heavenly!!!

We Are Not Martha said...

Mmmm yes! Makes me want to have a Cocktail Monday!!

Sues

Rita said...

LOVELY! Doesn't get much better than this.
Rita

Kim said...

This is a beautiful drink,Velva!

Roz from 'la bella vita' said...

I enjoy each and every one of your drinky-poos and could imagine how delish they are. i lack creativity with cocktails and live vicariously through yours! Gotta get out of my vodka grapefruit routine!

Raina said...

This sounds sooooo good!

Claudia said...

I am rethinking my nightly glass of wine in favor of cocktails. What time is cocktail hour at your home?

mangiabella said...

those looks so refreshing!

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