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Triple Berry Margaritas

Triple Berry Margaritas

  • Author: Jessie
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 4 1x

Description

Easy homemade margaritas with plenty of summer berries.


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Ingredients

FOR THE TRIPLE BERRY SYRUP:

  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup blackberries
  • 1/3 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1/3 cup blueberries

FOR THE COCKTAILS:

  • 1/4 cup sugar or salt (for glass rims)
  • 2 cups ice (you can eyeball this)
  • 1/2 cup triple berry simple syrup
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup tequila
  • Optional Garnishes: Lime slices, fresh berries

Instructions

FOR THE TRIPLE BERRY SYRUP:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring mixture to a simmer and cook 4-5 minutes until berries have softened and sugar has dissolved.
  2. Remove syrup from heat and let it cool completely.
  3. Strain the simple syrup to remove the berry pieces and set strained simple syrup aside for the margaritas. (I like to save the cooked-down berries for smoothies later in the week!)

FOR THE COCKTAILS:

  1. Lay two plates down on the counter. Add just enough water to the first plate to cover its surface. Add your sugar or salt (I like sugar on my cocktail glasses!) to the second plate and spread it out evenly. Grab four cocktail glasses and dip the rim of each glass lightly into the shallow water on the first plate, and then into the sugar or salt on the second plate. Shake off the excess, fill each glass with 1/4 cup or so of ice, and set aside.
  2. Combine triple berry simple syrup, lime juice, and tequila in a cocktail shaker. (Depending on the size of your shaker, you may need to do this in two batches). Add a handful of ice and shake well until margaritas are chilled.
  3. Divide margaritas evenly between your four cocktail glasses.
  4. Garnish margaritas with extra lime slices and fresh berries (optional) and serve immediately.

Notes

I love using fresh berries for this recipe when they’re in season, but you can make the simple syrup with frozen berries as well.

Use whichever berry varieties you like in this recipe. It would also be great with raspberries!

You can use either salt or sugar on the rim of your cocktail glasses. I like sugar!

To make this as a blended margarita, blend margarita ingredients in a powerful blender with approximately 2 cups of ice.

This recipe makes a bit of extra simple syrup – keep the extra syrup in the fridge for up to a week and use it in other cocktail recipes, fresh lemonade, or your morning smoothie!

The sweetness of this margarita will vary depending on the berries and limes that you use – give the mixture a taste before you pour it into glasses and add more lime juice or simple syrup if you’d like to adjust the sweetness!

If you want to stretch this margarita recipe a bit farther, top off each drink with a splash of tonic water.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 297