Fresh squeezed citrus, crushed wild blackberries, simple syrup… and of course, some tequila & triple sec!
Summer is officially coming to an end, and kids are going back to school.
In my world, that’s a celebration, since I love fall and can’t wait for the season’s change! In my husband’s world, summer ending is like a death and requires some mourning.
I don’t know how it goes in your house, but mourning in this house involves margaritas. Really good, homemade margaritas.
My husband has become somewhat of a margarita-king lately… perfecting his recipe and loving to spoil our friends, family & guests with his homemade masterpiece.
This last weekend, he decided to switch things up a bit and make some blackberry margaritas. And my word, they were delicious!!
Give these a try if you can snag a few handfuls of blackberries, and celebrate (or mourn, depending on how you feel) the end of summer with us!
- 1 1/2 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 1 1/2 cups fresh squeezed lime juice
- 1 cup simple syrup*
- 2 cups, or so, fresh blackberries
- Triple Sec
*Make the simple syrup (recipe below) and let it cool.
In a pitcher, mix together the lemon & lime juices with the simple syrup (you can start with 1/2 cup and add more to taste if you're not sure how sweet you'd like things!).
For each margarita, place a handful of blackberries in a salt-rimmed large glass. Muddle (smash with something blunt, like a muddler or the end of a spoon) until the berries are crushed.
Fill the glass with ice, pour in a good splash of Triple Sec, a shot or two of tequila and then fill with the margarita mix. Top with a couple of berries and serve!
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
Place the sugar and water in a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar is melted and the syrup is clear.
Remove from the heat and let cool. Store in a jar the fridge for up to several weeks!