I just improvised this as a post-dinner Friday night cocktail, and drank it while I sat outside on the deck, with the sun going down, reading the Lonely Planet for my new soon-to-be home region - a gift from a friend at the farewell barbecue the other night. Lovely. I had a box of the most gorgeous, plump, sweet blackberries, and I wanted a drink, dammit - it being Friday night and all. So this was what I made, remembering that I'd enjoyed blackberry cocktails before and basing it on a classic margarita recipe...It was delicious!
BLACKBERRY MARGARITA (for one)
A...bunch of blackberries (I dunno, I used maybe 15-18)
1 full shot glass of tequila
3/4 ounce of triple sec
Juice from three limes
Blend it in the blender, with a few ice cubes. Yummy!
It was quite tart, though that was very refreshing...those with a major sweet tooth might prefer to add a bit of sugar or simple syrup!
Tomorrow night, margaritas with the organic local strawberries I have been gorging on this week...