Blackberry Champagne Margarita

April 27, 2012

So it’s been kind of a crazy week. I think I spent maybe 16 hours in my office — the rest of the time I was either running around attending different sessions at a conference or learning how to take control of my career as an empowered female lawyer. It was all very cool, and I learned a ton, but man…I’m tired. Thank God it’s Friday.


Dan and I have been on green-thumb kick lately, so I was really looking forward to coming home today and getting elbow deep in soil and green things. The balcony looks a little worse for the wear now, but I successfully re-potted the lemon tree and the big (nameless) tree on the left. I even planted a whole bunch of daisies! In a few weeks my balcony is gonna look awesome.

So, after all that gardening, I definitely deserved a refreshing beverage. I had a really tasty cocktail at happy hour a few nights ago, and it was still on my mind. It was called “Backyard Margarita” and was made with muddled blackberries, Moet champagne, and tequila. I’d never had a margarita with champagne in it before, but it was surprisingly delicious. Sweet, fizzy, boozy, and refreshing. Perfect for a warm Friday night after a long week and productive gardening session.

My version of the drink didn’t turn out exactly the way I remembered it tasting at the bar, but I still enjoyed it immensely. It’s pretty hard to go wrong with fruit, sugar, and booze. One drink in and now I’m totally relaxed, my head is pleasantly foggy from the combined forces of champagne and tequila, and my tongue is tangy with the taste of ripe blackberries. Mmm mmm mmm. Happy Friday, y’all! (And happy super-early Cinco de Mayo!)


  1. Simply Tia says:

    I think I’d like a moment alone with this margarita! How refreshing.

  2. This cocktail looks wonderfully tasty, and perfect for summer!

  3. Looks like such an elegant drink. I would love to carry that around at a dinner party. Thanks for sharing!

  4. claire says:

    Oh that is my kind of drink. I will be enjoying my weekend with one (or a few) of these.

  5. Genevieve says:

    What a fabulous cocktail idea. I LOVE blackberries.

  6. Pam says:

    Thank you so much for posting this drink recipe. It looks so refreshing!

    I’ve included it on my New Year’s Eve post

    Thank you!

  7. lili says:

    This is similar to a margarita made with Merlot wine. Very refreshing and intoxicating!

  8. whitney wolfsohn says:

    This sounds amazing! Did I miss where the lemon juice comes in?

  9. J. Wees says:

    Has anyone tried it with lime juice? Wouldn’t lime juice make it more of a margarita instead of the lemon juice?

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