I had thought blackberry season was over. But there was a stack of boxes of blackberries sitting at Sam’s club.
I picked one up and asked my wife, “Blackberry margarita?’
I went very blackberry this time. I tasted one berry and, this late in the season, realized the berries were a little light on flavor. So, I added some blackberry liquor and found the result to be most intense. You know it is berry at the very first sip.
For the tequila, I used a dark one [resperado], aged and full of flavor to match the richness of the berries [plus that blackberry liquor].
I was happy. Suzi was happy. And the drinks went well with Turkish Eggplant Boats Topped with Spiced Lamb.
That recipe? Tomorrow!
Intense Blackberry Margarita
Yield: 4 cocktails
- 5 ounces freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 4 ounces simple syrup
- 4 ounces tequila
- 2 ounces blackberry liquor
- 2 cups ice cubes [or more to your liking; I used four!]
Add all the ingredients into blender. Grind away until you get the consistency you desire.
Source: Brian O’Rourke
Photo Information: Canon T2i with .25 meter Macro Lens, f/5.6, 1/60th second, ISO-2500