What time is it? Margarita time. Alright, alright, alright, alright.
Today I’m here to share a recipe that is tart and sweet and smoky and FUN. If you like weird cocktails, you’re gonna love it. Even if you don’t… you might.
Blackberry Cilantro Margarita, serves one.
1.5 ounces tequila
1 ounce Cointreau
1 ounce simple syrup
juice of one lime
First, prepare your glass by brushing the outside of the rim in honey and rolling it in coarse sea salt.
In a shaker, combine the tequila, Cointreau, simple syrup, 8 fresh blackberries, juice of one lime, and 6-8 sprigs of fresh cilantro cut or chopped into small pieces.
Use a muddler to crush the blackberries into the shaker til it’s all just one, big, mushy mess. 🙂
Add ice and shake-shake-shake!
Strain your drink into your glass with ice. Add a lime and you’re ready to serve it!
P.S. If I had a time machine, which I do not, I would go back and mix in some chopped cilantro with the sea salt for the rim.
The cilantro flavor is subtle in comparison to the tequila and berry flavors. I’ve heard that 80% of what you taste comes from your sense of smell (is this true?!), so I think a little scented rim would be reallll fun.
There’s always next time, right? Oh yes, there will be a next time for this drink.
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- 1 ½ ounces tequila
- 1 ounce Cointreau
- 1 ounce simple syrup
- blackberries (fresh)
- juice of one lime
- cilantro (fresh)
- sea salt
- First, prepare your glass by brushing the outside of the rim in honey and rolling it in coarse sea salt.
- In a shaker, combine the tequila, Cointreau, simple syrup, 8 fresh blackberries, juice of one lime, and 6-8 sprigs of fresh cilantro cut or chopped into small pieces.
- Use a muddler to crush the blackberries into the shaker til it’s all just one, big, mushy mess.
- Add ice and shake-shake-shake! Strain your drink into your glass with ice.
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This looks positively refreshing. I love the colour too! Tart, sweet, smoky, & fun, count me in. :]
This looks delicious! I love anything with Cointreau in it! Can’t wait to go blackberry picking later this year!
yummmmmm, these cocktails look so good. Such a great idea!!
Chiming in super late over here–but, YES! Elsie, you’re exactly right. Sense of taste is comprised by about 80% smell and 20% taste buds. How do I know? I don’t have a sense of smell (haven’t since I was 9 years old) and I only taste (on average) about 20% of what the average person tastes. Luckily, my trusty taste buds haven’t given up on me…or I’d be lost! This cocktail looks der-licious. I may need to give it a whirl. 🙂
Putting this on the half to try list!! I also wanted to commend that I love some of the “messy” photos in this post. Keeps everything real as if you just happened to be making this, not for a post or anything. Love it!
#JUICERATION !! Sorry, I couldn’t help it. The sponsorship post from earlier had me cracking up and then I saw this post w/ a beverage recipe.
Great work, guys! I love your content and am happy to hear you’re not falling for lame hashtags or being bullied into doing posts you’re not into.
Oy! Elsie I love your little smirks in these shots, looks like you had so much fun making this!
Gonna try out this recipe when the weather gets warmer around here!
I love this post! I have to try your margarita!!
Regards from Barcelona!
Good lord that looks incredible!!
I love your blog. However, you have a lot of alcohol on your site. I usually don’t mind, but my hubby is in recovery for alcoholism and I work in the Chemical Dependancy Unit. Do you have any good recipes for non-alcoholic drinks that you could share?
I have been eating blackberries non-stop around here and I still can’t stop thinking about your margarita flights… Looks delicious!
I see a jalapeño in the picture!! Is that in there too? Can’t wait to try!
I’m a Margarita gal from way back. I happen to love, love cilantro/coriander and it has such a delicious fresh taste, It’s a sure fire way to ‘special up’ summertime drinks.
Those pictures make me glad the weekend is nearing 😉
Elsie, I would LOVE to see some mocktail posts, as I don’t drink either! I’ve been getting into making a variety of cultural drinks lately (ie. Horchata!! yum.) but would also like to expand to making mocktails 🙂
What a perfect summer cocktail! My mouth is watering over those photos… oh my yum… I cannot wait for an excuse to make this drink! Thanks for sharing!!
Perfect pool side sips! Cilantro-salt around the rim would be lovely!
Looks amazing and sooooo yummy!!! 🙂
This looks delicious! Perfect for Cinco de Mayo 🙂
It’s so cute seeing you shake the shaker and you seem to have so much fun. It made me smile as well. 😉
Much love, Eva from Germany