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Blackberry Jalapeno Margaritas

Blackberry season is upon us and so is Margarita season! Stir up some Blackberry Jalapeno Margaritas for a spicy and delicious summer drink! 🙂

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Ingredients (serves 4)

  • ¾ cup tequila
  • ½ cup triple sec or grand marnier
  • ½ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 cup blackberry Jalapeno Syrup (see below)
  • Ice cubes
  • Fresh blackberries and lime wedges for garnish
  • Blackberry Jalapeno Syrup (recipe here)
  • Blackberries, lime wedges and jalapeno slices for garnish
  • Sugar for the rim


  1. Rim 4 glasses with a lime wedge and then dip them into a dish filled with sugar. Upright the glasses and fill them with ice.
  2. Fill a cocktail shaker with the tequila, triple sec, lime juice and 1 cup of the Blackberry Jalapeno syrup, plus a handful of ice. Shake vigorously and strain the margaritas into the prepared glasses.
  3. Garnish with fresh blackberries and lime wedges and serve.

Inspired by Heather Cristo’s Blackberry Jalapeno Margaritas.


Strawberry Margarita

Like a classic margarita? Here you take the best of the Classic Margarita, add some Strawberry Granita, and there you go – a wonderful summer drink! Perfect combo when strawberries are ripe and in season.

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  • 2 oz. Tequila (Patron Silver. It’s worth it!)
  • 1 oz. Triple Sec
  • 1 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1 oz. Strawberry Granita
  • Lime wedges for garnish
  • Ice


  • Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice
  • Shake up and strain into a glass filled with ice
  • Garnish with lime wedge


Spicy Cilantro Pineapple Margarita

A variation of the Perfect Margarita – with spicy jalapenos, sweet pineapple juice and chopped cilantro!

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  • 1 oz. Lime juice
  • 1 oz. Triple Sec
  • 1 oz. Pineapple juice (fresh or from a can)
  • 2 oz. Tequila (something good like Patron)
  • Cilantro, chopped
  • Jalapeno pepper, a couple of slices, chopped


Perfect Margarita

So simple, so perfect.. Forget heavy margarita mixes with dye and sugars, this is a basic and made from scratch recipe. This is the best margarita recipe we’ve tried and shared with friends. So far, it’s a winner! Tequila, tart lime juice and sweet triple sec are shaken and chilled to perfection! Paleo? Umm… not really. But some claims tequila as the purest alcohol (it’s made from agave) and if you have to drink something, then go with tequila. Call it paleo’ish and say cheers! 🙂

Great with tortilla chips and guacamole!

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  • 2 oz. Tequila (like Patron. It’s worth it!)
  • 1 oz. Triple Sec
  • 1 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice
  • Ice
  • Salt for glass (optional)


  • Salt the rims of glasses if desired. To do so, pour salt onto a small plate, rub the rims of the glasses with lime and press them into the salt.
  • Put all ingredients in a shaker with ice
  • Shake up and strain into a glass