BLACKBERRY MARGARITA

This refreshingly great cocktail is sure to be a crowd favorite.  The sugar and lemon zest ring is the perfect compliment to this sweet and tart libation.  Adorned with a slice of lemon and a blackberry it is an instant visual masterpiece. The beverage will sit sexy in any type of stemware but I just love a drink in a martini glass.  

Prep Time: Ten Minutes 

2 Servings 

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INGREDIENTS 

Blackberry  Puree

  • 2 cups fresh blackberries

  • 2 TBSP sugar 

Margarita 

  • 1/4 Sugar

  • 2 Lemons

  • 4 tsp blackberry puree

  • 4 oz lemonade

  • 4 oz silver tequila

Instructions 

Process blackberries in a blender until smooth.  Place wire mesh over a bowl to drain the puree.  Stir in 2 tbsp sugar to the seedless puree.  Fill cocktail shaker about /4 full with ice.  Add 2 oz blackberry puree, 2 oz tequila, 

2 oz lemondate.  Shake.  Before you pour set up your glass.

On a small plate place sugar and the zest of one lemon (mix to combine). Run a cut lemon around the rim of the stemware to moisten.  Then dip into the sugar lemon zest for a coated rim.

Then strain cocktail into the glass and garnish with a lemon slice and a blackberry.

Barbara Majeski