Saturday, May 3, 2014

Blackberry Margaritas

Here we go It's A Cinco De Mayo Party. To start the menu out we have these yummy and delicious blackberry margaritas that are so colorful and have so much flavor with the fresh blackberries and lime. It is so much fun to celebrate Cinco De Mayo. The colorful food and beautiful colors. Keep watching my blog today for the full blown feast that is guaranteed to be a huge hit. So go plan that menu, go out shopping to buy colorful and festive plates, utensils, napkins, and lets get the party started..


Blackberry Puree:

4 cups fresh blackberries
1/2 cup sugar
Juice of 1 lime

Lime Sugar:

2 cups sugar
Zest of 3 limes
1 lime wedge


2 cups tequila
1/2 cup triple sec
1/4 cup sugar
2 limes


1. For the puree: Add the blackberries to a medium saucepan with the sugar and lime juice. Cook over low heat, covered, 20 to 25 minutes. Strain using a fine mesh strainer, pressing the berries to extract as much juice/puree as possible. Place in the fridge to cool completely.

2. For the lime sugar: Mix together the sugar and lime zest. Use a piece of lime to moisten the rim of each margarita glass, and then dip in the lime sugar.

3. For the margaritas: In a blender, add 1 cup of the tequila, 1/4 cup of the triple sec, 1/4 cup of the sugar, and the juice of 1 lime. Fill the blender with ice and blend until smooth. Then add as much blackberry puree as desired, 1/3 to 1/2 cup. Pour into 4 rimmed glasses and serve immediately. Repeat with the rest of the ingredients for the other 4 glasses.

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