This triple berry margarita first caught my eye with how pretty it looks, the berries give it the most stunning pink colour, it's beautiful, I had to make it.
Well it's beautiful to drink to, Sunday afternoons on the deck sipping a margarita, does life get any better.
Use whatever mix of berries you love, blackberries may not be available so use raspberries instead. If fresh fruit is not in season, use frozen to make the sugar syrup, frozen berries are equally as good for making the sugar syrup. Don't throw out the berries you use making the sugar syrup, save them and put them over vanilla ice cream or add them to smoothies, delicious.
Adjusting the flavours is easy, too much tequilla (it is strong, you can make this with 3/4 cup tequilla), just add extra syrup and lime juice (or you can even add some soda water or even tonic water, but you are then changing your drink, it's no longer a margaita). If too sweet, add extra lime, if too sour, add extra syrup. You get the drift, this is how I like it, you adjust it to how you like it.
I like to rim the glasses with salt, but feel free to rim it with white sugar.
The recipe makes more sugar syrup then needed, just store it in the fridge for up to a week, or simply make some fresh pink lemonade for the kids to drink. No kids, use it in other cocktails.
Simple, pretty, tasty, my kind of drink.
Makes 3-4, depends on the glass you use
For the triple berry syrup:
1 cup water
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup blackberries
1/3 cup sliced strawberries
1/3 cup blueberries
For the cocktail:
1/4 cup sugar or salt (for glass rims)
2 cups ice (you can eyeball this)
1/2 cup triple berry simple syrup
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1 cup tequila
Garnishes: Lime slices, fresh berries
Make the triple berry syrup: Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring mixture to a simmer and cook 4-5 minutes until berries have softened and sugar has dissolved.
Remove syrup from heat and let it cool completely.
Strain the simple syrup to remove the berry pieces and set strained simple syrup aside for the margaritas.
Make the margarita: Spread salt onto a sheet of baking paper or on a plate. Using the limes that you squeezed rub a little lime onto the rim of your glass, dip the rim of the glass into the salt or sugar.
Fill each glass with 1/4 cup or so of ice, and set aside.
Combine triple berry simple syrup, lime juice, and tequila in a cocktail shaker. (Depending on the size of your shaker, you may need to do this in two batches). Add a handful of ice and shake well until margaritas are chilled.
Divide margaritas evenly between your four cocktail glasses.
Garnish margaritas with extra lime slices and fresh berries (optional) and serve immediately.
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