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Two dark purple cocktails garnished with blackberries and rimmed with salt.
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Spicy Jalapeño Blackberry Maragarita

Everything you want in a margarita and then some! Spicy, fruity and so refreshing!
Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 252kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Tequila
  • 1 ounce Cointreau
  • 1 ounce lime juice fresh squeezed, save wheels for garnish
  • ¼ ounce simple syrup
  • 4 blackberries plus more for garnish
  • 1 jalapeño pepper only need a slice or two
  • salt for rimming (optional)

Instructions

  • In a cocktail shaker, muddle the blackberries and the jalapeño slice with the simple syrup.
  • Add the tequila, Cointreau and lime juice to the shaker. Fill about ¾ full of ice.
  • Shake vigorously for about 30 seconds to chill and dilute.
  • Run the lime around the edge of a cocktail glass and dip in salt (optional.) Fill with ice.
  • Strain cocktail into glass and garnish with blackberries and lime wheel.

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Notes

Use fresh squeezed lime juice.  Cut a wheel of the lime from the center to use for garnish and then squeeze juice from the rest of the lime. 
One slice of jalapeño (barely ¼ inch wide) provided just the right amount of heat for me.  

Nutrition

Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 8mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 151IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Iron: 1mg