There is no better way I can think of to toast to the flavors of summer than with a blackberry margarita! Made with a handful of ingredients including frozen blackberries, this tangy treat is a crowd-pleaser every single time.
Cheers to summer and the refreshing blend of blackberries with tequila and honey. These frozen blackberry margaritas are a delicious way to cool off and celebrate the season!
Summer is officially in full swing, and I’ve been trying to savor every second of the long, warm days. I’m making an effort to slow down and enjoy the moment because in a blink of an eye, it will again be winter, and we’ll be yearning for the summer sun once again.
Anywho, to celebrate the season, I thought we could whip up these scrumptious frozen blackberry margaritas. I’ve been making them for years, and they are a hit every single time.
Blackberries are my all-time favorite berry. While you may already be familiar with enjoying them as-is, or in a blackberry pie or blackberry cobbler, you are missing out big time if you aren’t trying them blended with tequila! 😉
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- EASY – making this blackberry margarita recipe is as easy as adding ingredients to a blender and tapping a button.
- QUICK – if you have a few minutes, you can easily whip together this margarita.
- DELICIOUS – this is a goldilocks cocktail for me. It’s not overly sweet, and it’s not super sour. It has just the right amount of tart to counterbalance the sweetness.
Mixing up these delicious cocktails only requires a few ingredients. If you have a decently stocked bar, you likely already have a lot of these on hand!
- Frozen blackberries – the frozen texture is what gives this marg an extra frosted texture.
- Honey – by using honey instead of sugar, the drink gets a lovely, layered flavor.
- Tequila – Jose Cuervo is my go-to brand. It’s a mid-point tequila that is smooth, but not overly expensive. That being said, use whatever you have on hand.
- Orange liqueur – Cointreau is what I recommend, but again, use what you have!
- Lime juice – I highly recommend you use freshly squeezed lime juice rather than the stuff out of a bottle. There’s a time and place for fresh lime juice, and this is it. It really does make a difference.
How to Make
- Place the blackberries, honey, tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, and ice in a blender.
- Blend on high speed until very smooth.
- Rim the edge of six glasses with a lime wedge. Then dip each into kosher salt.
- Pour the margarita into the prepared glasses.
- Garnish with a lime wedge and frozen blackberries. Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes and Tips
In addition to the fabulous flavor, they’re so easy to make. Just place everything in a blender, pulse until smooth, and pour!
I like to serve these with salt on the rim and a few frozen blackberries and a lime wedge for garnish.
However, straight out of the blender, sans garnish, is equally good.
You’ll want to rim the glass before you pour the blackberry margarita in.
To rim the glass, you’ll need a bowl or plate that’s slightly bigger than your glass. Pour kosher salt onto the bowl or plate in an even layer.
Then, grab a lime wedge and cut a small slit in it so it can sit on the glass rim. Then slide the lime around the glass to cover the edge with a bit of moisture.
Invert your glass onto the plate and slowly turn it so the salt coats the rim evenly.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do you need orange liqueur in this margarita?
You may be surprised by this, but building a perfect marg is actually all about balancing flavor and notes. Cointreau adds just the right amount of sweet and slightly bitter flavors that counterbalance the sweetness of the blackberries and honey.
It’s a must-have for any margarita recipe, as well as other cocktails such as Cosmopolitans.
Can I substitute fresh blueberries for frozen ones?
The frozen blackberries are what help to give the margarita that frosty texture. You can replicate it by using fresh blackberries and a handful of ice, but you’ll want to be careful not too add too much ice or the drink will become a bit watery.
More Margaritas You May Enjoy
- Homemade Margarita Mix
- Strawberry Margarita Punch
- Prickly Pear Margarita
- Raspberry Strawberry Margarita
- Vanilla Pineapple Margarita
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Frozen Blackberry Margaritas
- Place the blackberries, honey, tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, and ice in a blender. Blend on high speed until very smooth.
- Rim the edge of six glasses with a lime wedge. Then dip each into kosher salt. Pour the margarita into the prepared glasses. Garnish with a lime wedge and frozen blackberries. Serve immediately.