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Two fresh blackberry margaritas on lace with pink and purple flowers in the background.

Fresh Blackberry Margarita

For a delightfully fruity twist to a classic cocktail, try this fresh blackberry margarita! Made with freshly muddled blackberries, this refreshing margarita is bursting with summer's best flavor in every sip. Plus, this is one simple yet impressive cocktail to whip up, and it only takes a few minutes to prepare.
Course Beverages
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 drink
Calories 279kcal


  • Cocktail shaker or jar with solid lid
  • Muddler
  • Citrus juicer
  • Jigger or small measuring cup


  • ¼ heaping cup fresh blackberries
  • 0.5 ounce simple syrup homemade or store-bought (see note)
  • 2 ounces tequila preferably reposado
  • 1 ounce orange liqueur preferably Grand Marnier or Cointreau
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice about 1 lime
  • Ice
  • Extra lime slices for garnish, optional
  • Coarse sea salt for garnish, optional
  • Additional fresh blackberries for garnish, optional


  • Add the blackberries and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker. Muddle until the blackberries are well-pulverized.
  • Add the tequila, orange liqueur, fresh lime juice and a handful of ice to a cocktail shaker. Put on the top and shake vigorously until well-chilled, about 15-30 seconds.
  • If you'd like a salted glass, run a lime slice along the rim of the glass to moisten. Sprinkle coarse sea salt on a small plate and swirl the rim into the salt.
  • Replace the cocktail shaker top with a cocktail strainer and strain into an ice-filled glass. Garnish with additional lime slices and blackberries if desired. Enjoy!



  • For a pitcher serving 12, use 3 cups blackberries, ¾ cup simple syrup, 3 cups tequila, 1 ½ cups orange liqueur and 1 ½ cups lime juice (about 12 limes). You can muddle the berries, or if you find it's easier for a big batch, you can pureé them.
  • To make homemade simple syrup, bring a cup of water and a cup of white sugar to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring occasionally to dissolve the sugar. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It should last several weeks if stored properly. 
  • Alternatively, you could substitute agave nectar for simple syrup. Or if you prefer your margaritas more tart, you could even skip the simple syrup and just enjoy the fruit as your sweetener. In that case, make the margarita without sweetener, taste and then add some if you’d like a sweeter touch.
  • Not all limes are the same. Use limes that have some give when you press into them. Rock-hard limes are dried out.
  • Before juicing the lime, firmly roll it on the countertop under your hand to help release the juice.
  • To get a good, vigorous shake, use two hands. Not only does this help chill our margarita but is also ensures we get enough dilution, which we want.
  • Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


Serving: 1drink | Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 110mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 91IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg