This week has been the best week.
The weather has been summer-like.
I wore my newest dress obsession on Wednesday.
I sat outside on the front steps in the blazing sunshine and ate delicious strawberries.
The hospital hasn’t been super crazy.
Oh, and I made blackberry margaritas.
So basically Best. Week. Ever.
Whenever the weather gets warmer (or when I’m in a warm destination), margaritas are my jam. Because what is better than lime + tequila + salt? Usually, I am a Classic Margarita girl but I decided to push myself out of my margarita comfort zone and make them with a twist.
A blackberry twist!
I made a syrup of sugar and blackberries, creating a perfectly sweet (and pink) cocktail that is perfect for my summer front step sittin’.
(oh, and that little known holiday tomorrow…)
These margaritas start with the syrup.
In a small saucepan, combine frozen blackberries, sugar, and lemon juice. Set the pan over medium-high heat and cook until the berries are cooked down and syrupy. Pour the blackberries and their juice into a fine-mesh strainer set over a bowl. Using a spatula, push the pulp against the sides of the strainer to get as much if the juice out of the berries. Discard the seeds/guts. Pop the juice/syrup into a tight-fitting lid to chill until you’re ready to make the margaritas!
When it’s cocktail time, grab your cocktail shaker (or if you’re like me, a mason jar). Combine lime juice, blackberry syrup, and tequila.
And SHAKE IT LIKE YOU MEAN IT!
(also admire this amazing color).
Pour the margarita into a glass over ice and garnish with a lime wedge.
Perfect for summer (and Cinco de Mayo!).
Happy Fri-YAY, y’all!
- 12oz frozen blackberries
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- Juice from one lemon
- 3 tablespoons lime juice
- 3 tablespoons blackberry syrup
- 3 tablespoons tequila
- Lime wedges for garnish
- In a small saucepan set over medium-high heat, combine blackberries, sugar, and lemon juice. Cook the blackberries until they are soft and breaking down.
- Pour the blackberries and juice into a fine-mesh strainer set over a bowl. Using a spatula, push the berries along the sides of the strainer to separate the juice from the pulp. Keep going until only seeds/pulp remain in the strainer - discard. Pour the juice/syrup into a container with a tight-fitting lid and store in the fridge until ready to use!
- Combine lime juice, syrup, and tequila in a cocktail shaker or mason jar. Shake to combine. Pour over ice and garnish with a lime! Please enjoy responsibly.