When blackberries are fresh and in peak season, this blackberry margarita recipe is my go-to! It’s so refreshing and the perfect summer cocktail.

Margaritas are probably my favorite summer drink! If you’re looking to mix it up and have a number of recipes you can rotate through, also give this blueberry margarita, this strawberry margarita and this hibiscus margarita (it’s spicy) a try.

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How to Make Blackberry Margaritas

You can make a batch of Blackberry Margaritas in no time at all. It’s actually great for serving large groups because you can make a huge batch at once. Here’s how:

  1. Muddle the blackberries. Place the blackberries and lime juice into a shaker. Use a muddler to crush the blackberries.
    Blackberry Margarita
  2. Add the sweetener and liqueur. Add the simple syrup and orange liqueur and mix to combine.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients. Add tequila and 1 cup of ice.
  4. Shake. Shake vigorously for 15 seconds.
  5. Fill. Fill a salted rimmed glass with ice.
  6. Strain. Strain the mixture into the glass and serve.

Related: 4-Ingredient Pineapple Margarita

Can I Make These Blackberry Margaritas Ahead?

If you’re planning a party or just want to enjoy a refreshing margarita without having to make one each time, you may be wondering if you can make blackberry margaritas ahead of time.

The answer is yes, you can definitely make a batch of these fruity cocktails ahead of time and store them in the fridge until you’re ready to serve.

To prevent the margaritas from getting too watered down, it’s best to leave out the ice until just before serving. When it’s time to enjoy, simply pour the margarita mixture into a glass with ice and garnish with fresh blackberries.

Blackberry Margarita

How to Make Frozen Margaritas

If you’re looking to make a frozen blackberry margarita, you’ll need a blender, ice cubes, and frozen blackberries (not fresh). Here’s how to transform regular margaritas into slushy, frozen margaritas:

  1. Crush the ice cubes. Add the ice cubes to the blender. You’ll need enough to fill the blender about halfway.
  2. Add the other ingredients. Pour the tequila, lime juice, orange liqueur. Blend until well-incorporated.
  3. Add the frozen blackberries and simple syrup. Blend until well-incorporated and the ice is finely crushed.
  4. Serve. Serve with fresh blackberries on top, salt on the rim, and lime wedges.

You may also like: Frozen Watermelon Margarita

Can I Use Frozen Fruit for Margaritas?

When it comes to making margaritas, using fresh fruit is key to achieving the perfect flavor and texture. While it may seem convenient to use frozen fruit, it can actually ruin the taste of your drink.

Frozen fruit can cause your drink to be watered down. Additionally, the texture of frozen fruit can be inconsistent, leading to chunky pieces in your drink.

Save the frozen fruit for smoothies or when making frozen margaritas.

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Fresh Blackberry Margarita

Refreshing, cooling and tangy homemade blackberry margarita recipe using fresh blackberries. The perfect summer drink!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 glass


  • ¼ cup fresh blackberries
  • 1 tbsp simple syrup
  • 4 tbsp tequila
  • 2 tbsp orange liqueur preferably Cointreau
  • 2 tbsp lime juice


  • Place the blackberries and lime juice into a shaker.
  • Use a muddler to crush the blackberries.
  • Add the simple syrup and orange liqueur and mix to combine.
  • Add tequila and 1 cup of ice.
  • Shake vigorously for 15 seconds.
  • Fill a salted rimmed glass with ice.
  • Strain the mixture into the glass and serve.


Calories: 285kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 1gFat: 0.2gSaturated Fat: 0.01gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.02gSodium: 13mgPotassium: 108mgFiber: 2gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 92IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 17mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Emma Kelly

Lover of smoosh faced dogs, cooking (of all kinds), spending as much time as I can in the garden (especially with homegrown veg and cut flowers), and diy’ing everything! Make sure to follow me on Pinterest for more easy meals, (mostly) healthy desserts and crave-worthy snacks. Learn more about me here.

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