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)
- 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.
- Muddle cilantro, blackberries, and fresh squeezed lime juice.
- Add Cointreau, simple syrup, and Tequila – none of that Jose Cuervo stuff. For good inexpensive tequila I recommend Camarena or Lunazul
- If you can wait let the flavors meld or make a batch ahead of time. If not skip to step five.
- Add ice and shake in a cocktail shaker.
- Strain and serve over ice.
*Adapted from A Beautiful Mess