Blackberry Champagne Margarita
Recipe type: Beverage
  • 1 cup blackberries + more for garnish
  • 2 tbsp sugar (NOTE: Having made many more margs since this one, I would actually recommend using simple syrup rather than straight sugar -- it'll give you a more concentrated and even sweet flavor. Just bring 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water to a simmer over the stove, until sugar is completely dissolved. Then, measure out the amount of syrup you'd like to use in your beverage. I suggest starting out with 1 oz, and tweaking it from there based on taste.)
  • 1 tbsp lemon (or lime) juice
  • 4 oz champagne (1 oz = 1 shot)
  • 2 oz tequila
  1. Throw 1 cup blackberries, lemon juice, and sugar (or simple syrup) into a martini shaker. Using a large spoon, crush berries and stir mixture until juicy.
  2. Add tequila, cap the shaker, and shake until mixture is well-combined. (Don't be a dummy like me and shake after adding champagne. Champagne is fizzy, and shaking it will just cause you to have a messy, red explosion all over your counters. You could also just combine all the ingredients in a carafe and stir vigorously.)
  3. Uncap shaker and pour mixture directly into 2 champagne glasses. Divide champagne between glasses, and stir gently. (You can strain the liquid out, or leave the fruit chunks. I personally think this drink tastes better with crushed pieces of fruit adding extra flavor.)
  4. Garnish with more blackberries and some mint.
  5. Enjoy!
Recipe by Just Putzing Around the Kitchen at