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Spicy Jalapeño Blackberry Margaritas really hit all the taste buds so you can savor ever single sip. Make it with homemade jalapeño-infused tequila and tailor them with your desired amount of heat. Cheers to summertime! (via feastandwest.com)

Spicy Jalapeño Blackberry Margaritas

  • Author: Susannah Brinkley
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cocktails
  • Category: Beverage
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

Spicy Jalapeño Blackberry Margaritas really hit all the taste buds so you can savor ever single sip. Make it with homemade jalapeño-infused tequila and tailor them with your desired amount of heat. Cheers to summertime! 


Ingredients

For the jalapeño-infused tequila

  • 3/4 cup to 1 cup blanco or reposado tequila
  • 1 to 2 jalapeño peppers, sliced

For the margaritas

  • 10 blackberries
  • 4 ounces jalapño-infused tequila
  • 2 ounces fresh lime juice
  • 1 ounce triple sec or orange liqueur (I use Cointreau)
  • 1 ounce agave nectar
  • kosher salt, for the rim (optional)
  • lime wedges, for rim and garnish
  • blackberries, for garnish

Instructions

For the jalapeño-infused tequila

  1. Add sliced jalapeños to a mason jar and top with tequila. Use more peppers for spicier tequila.
  2. Cover and let rest for at least 6 hours, up to two days. Allow to rest for longer if you wish for a spicier infusion.

For the margaritas

  1. In a food processor or a blender, puree blackberries and 2 tablespoons water. Strain through a fine mesh sieve set over a bowl, then discard any solids. Store in an airtight container and keep it refrigerated until ready to use, up to 2 days.
  2. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine, tequila, lime juice, triple sec and agave with 2 ounces blackberry puree. Shake vigorously.
  3. If a salt rim is desired, sprinkle 1/4 cup of kosher salt on a plate. Rub a lime wedge around the outer edge of a margarita glass. Roll the edge of the glass in the salt. Set aside.
  4. Fill glasses with ice, and top with margaritas. Garnish with a lime wedge and a few blackberries. Cheers!