Blackberry Margarita


This vibrant blackberry margarita is filled with fresh berry flavor. Pureeing the fresh blackberries with a little jam gives the drink additional sweetness without having to make a simple syrup. Diluting with the lime-flavored sparkling water adds a nice effervescence.

Blackberry Margarita
Photo: Fred Hardy
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • 5 tablespoons fresh lime juice

  • 2 tablespoons seedless blackberry jam or preserves

  • ¼ cup fresh blackberries, plus more for garnish

  • ¼ cup tequila

  • 3 tablespoons orange liqueur (such as triple sec)

  • teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/4 - 1/3 cup lime-flavored sparkling water (such as LaCroix)

  • Lime slices for garnish


  1. Whisk lime juice and jam (or preserves) in a cocktail shaker or small measuring cup until blended and smooth. Add blackberries and muddle with a muddler or a wooden spoon, breaking the berries up slightly to release their juices.

  2. Fill the shaker with ice; add tequila, orange liqueur and salt. Shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker gets icy, about 30 seconds.

  3. Strain the mixture into 2 ice-filled rocks glasses. Top each with sparkling water and garnish with a fresh blackberry and a lime slice, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

184 Calories
25g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 184
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 20g
Vitamin A 57IU 1%
Sodium 127mg 6%
Potassium 76mg 2%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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