Barb's Blackberry Lemonade Margarita
"Inspired by Grandma Clara's Strawberry Cocktail recipe in her book and Valerie's Kitchen"Serves 4 | Prep Time 20 minutes | Cook Time 0 time to cook
Why I Love This Recipe
This recipe reminds me of my five friends from junior high and one of our reunions in Oceanside, California. It can be served as a left over without tequila for breakfast!
Ingredients You'll Need
1-1/2 to 2 cups fresh blackberries, rinsed and drained
1 to 2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup sugar
2 lemons (use Meyer lemons if possible)
4 tsp blackberry puree
4 ounces prepared lemonade (homemade or store bought)
4 ounces good quality silver tequila
Process blackberries in a blender until smooth.
Place a wire mesh colander over a small bowl and pour the blackberry puree into the colander, pushing it through the wire mesh and into the bowl with the back of a spoon.
Add 1 to 2 tablespoons sugar to the seedless puree and stir to combine.
Taste and add additional sugar if desired.
Cover bowl and refrigerate puree until ready to make cocktails.
Place 1/4 cup sugar on a small plate.
Add the zest of one lemon and mix to combine.
Run the cut side of a lemon lightly around the rim of your margarita glasses and then dip the moistened rim into the sugar/zest mixture to coat the rim.
Fill each glass about half-way with ice.
Fill a cocktail shaker about 3/4 full with ice.
Add 2 teaspoons of the blackberry puree, 2 ounces lemonade, and 2 ounces silver tequila.
Squeeze in the juice of 1/2 a lemon.
Place cover on shaker and shake vigorously.
Strain through the cocktail shaker over ice.
Garnish with a slice of lemon and a blackberry and serve.
Serve without tequila for a refreshing non-alcoholic drink
Pairs Well With
A summer barbecue