Blackberry Cilantro Margarita

Yep. These are as amazing as they sound. It may sound like a lot of work but once you go that extra mile and make a margarita from scratch with fresh fruit there will be no turning back to that jug of pre-made margaritas.

Blackberry Cilantro Margarita (serves one)

1.5 ounces Reposado Tequila
1 ounce Cointreau
1 ounce Honey simple syrup (equal parts honey and water, bring to boil)
Fresh Blackberries (6-8 per serving or a good handful)
Juice of one lime
Fresh Cilantro (a good bunch of it, add more than you would think)
Sea Salt

  1. Prepare your glass by brushing the outside of the rim in honey and rolling it in coarse sea salt. It is up to your own personal taste but I prefer it without salt, because it overwhelms the taste.
  2. Muddle cilantro, blackberries, and fresh squeezed lime juice.
  3. Add Cointreau, simple syrup, and Tequila – none of that Jose Cuervo stuff. For good inexpensive tequila I recommend Camarena or Lunazul
  4. If you can wait let the flavors meld or make a batch ahead of time. If not skip to step five.
  5. Add ice and shake in a cocktail shaker.
  6. Strain and serve over ice.
  7. Enjoy!

 

*Adapted from A Beautiful Mess

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