August 8, 2012
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Last night Adam and I went over to my parent’s house for dinner and my mom made the most delicious cocktails. They looked beautiful in their glass pitcher and even more lovely once poured into sugar and salt rimmed glasses over ice. These Blackberry Margaritas are definitely worth the extra effort for something a little bit different! You put the whole mixture through a sieve so there aren’t any seeds, just a smooth concoction of tequila, the taste of fresh berries and lime juice. The recipe below calls for a light simple syrup (the ratio is 2:1 instead of 1:1), but I suggest making simple syrup as you normally do and use it to sweeten to your taste.
Seriously, this is the best cocktail I’ve had in a long time! And it didn’t even come from a bar. Want the recipe?
CP’s Blackberry Margaritas
recipe adapted from Cooking Light
1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup 100% agave blanco tequila (or whatever you have on hand)
3/4 cup Grand Marnier
2/3 cup fresh lime juice
12 ounces fresh blackberries
Combine water and 1/2 cup sugar in a saucepan and cook, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved. Let simple syrup cool. Combine syrup, tequila, Grand Marnier, fresh lime juice, and blackberries in a blender; process until smooth. Strain mixture through a cheesecloth-lined sieve over a pitcher; discard solids. Combine 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar and kosher salt in a dish. Cut lime into 9 wedges; rub rims of 8 glasses with 1 lime wedge. Dip rims of glasses in salt mixture. Fill glasses with ice and margarita mixture and place limes on edge as garnish.