There is nothing better than a fresh, frozen cocktail on a hot summer day. It’s been getting hotter here in Texas and I was craving something other than a cold beer while I watched the kiddos play in the backyard.
I thought whipping up a frozen margarita would do the trick and I was right!
To keep this frozen in-between servings, just store the blender pitcher right in the freezer. Then give it a quick blend before pouring another.
It’s no surprise that I love my tequila so a frozen blackberry lime margarita sounded so delicious.
I recommend starting this drink in the morning or the night before so by the time you’re ready for one, the blackberries will be nice and frozen and you’re not waiting for them.
Alternatively, you can just add a bunch of ice to the blender instead but that would water down the drink and flavor. I would only recommend doing that in a pinch.
Freeze your fresh blackberries overnight or for about 2-4 hours until solid.
Add the frozen blackberries, tequila, sugar, liqueur, lime juice, and lime zest to the blender and blend on high for 2-3 minutes until smooth.
If you think the cocktail is a little too thick add a little more water (or tequila) until it loosens slightly or to your desired consistency.
Pour into a stemless glass and pour a “floater” of mezcal or Grand Marnier over top. Garnish with extra frozen blackberries or mint leaves and serve!
Frozen Blackberry Lime Margarita
- 4 cups blackberries
- 3/4 cup blanco tequila
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup orange liqueur
- 2 tsp lime zest
- 1/3 cup lime juice
- 2 oz mezcal
- Lay fresh blackberries on sheet pan and place in freezer. Let freeze for 2 hours or until fully frozen.
- In a blender, add frozen blackberries, tequila, sugar, liqueur, lime juice and zest then blend for 1-2 minutes until smooth.
- If cocktail is too thick, add water 1/4 cup at a time blending in between until desired consistency is reached.
- Divide mixture among 4 chilled glasses and top with 1/2 oz mezcal each and a few frozen blackberries, if desired.