Blackberry Lime Margaritas

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Summertime, summertime, sum-sum-summertime!  It’s summertime!   School is out for the summer and I’m enjoying time at home with my baby and my husband.  It’s nice not having a bed time and being able to get some things done during the day.  It’s also the perfect time to relax and enjoy a cocktail on the porch at night.

Made with fresh blackberries and lime, you'll love this Blackberry Margarita on the rocks!

I’ve realized that I haven’t been making or enjoying nearly as many beverages in the last year as I normally do.  I know it’s because Baby J is here and instead of making a delicious drink I’ll usually just pour myself a glass of water or get a diet soda.  Plus most days we go and get some type of espresso drink so that takes up my drink calories.

Everything you need to make a refreshing Blackberry Margarita

Now that summer is here I don’t need those espresso drinks as much so I’m back to making cocktails.  I went to work on a margarita flavored with fresh berries.  I’ve done the whole strawberry margarita before so this time I went with blackberry lime margaritas.  Blackberries just happened to be buy one get one free this week so it was the perfect time to make them.

Fresh Blackberries make this delicious Blackberry Lime Margarita

I found a recipe for this drink but it made frozen margaritas and I’m totally an on the rocks margarita type of girl so I adapted it to my tastes.   The blackberries, lime juice, sugar, and water were poured into a saucepan and cooked until the berries burst then put through a sieve.   The juice was then mixed with tequila and Triple sec to make the margaritas.

Sip on this refreshing Blackberry Margarita all summer long.

I poured the margaritas in a mason jar and kept them in the refrigerator to cool.  When it was time to enjoy them I pour the mixture over top of ice and served them with fresh blackberries and a slice of lime.  It was sweet, tart, and perfect for summer.  This made enough for my husband and I to each have one and a half margaritas which was the perfect amount on a hot summer night.

Made with fresh blackberries and lime, you'll love this Blackberry Margarita on the rocks!

Blackberry Lime Margaritas

Yield: 3 margaritas
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Give your margarita some flavor with this blackberry lime version!


  • 1 c. fresh blackberries
  • 1 c. water, divided
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1/2 c. fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons lime zest
  • 1/3 c. tequila
  • 1/3 c. Triple Sec
  • blackberries and lime slices for garnish


  1. Place the blackberries, 1/2 cup of water, sugar, lime juice, and lime zest in a saucepan. Heat until boiling then reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes or until the berries burst.
  2. Strain the liquid through a fine mesh sieve and discard the solids.
  3. Pour the juice into a quart sized mason jar. Add in the tequila and Triple Sec. Put the lid on and shake. Refrigerate until cooled.
  4. Pour the mixture over top of ice and garnish with blackberries and a lime slice.


Recipe adapted from Food Network Magazine-June 2018

It's summer! Cool off with this refreshing Blackberry Margarita on the rocks.

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