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The perfect summer cocktail recipe for entertaining! Blackberry Jalapeño Margarita. Jalapeño infused simple syrup with blackberries, lime juice and tequila.
Can you tell I’m in a Mexican-inspired cuisine mode? Perhaps it’s because we ate (and drank) so well in Austin a few weeks ago. I promise I will stop talking about our trip…. sometime soon. But, not today.
Austin was one of my favorite US cities I’ve been in so far; the vibe was perfectly ‘us’. Lot’s of casual spots to grab tacos, sandwiches and street food, live music, warm weather and oh, did I mention tacos?
I came home and promptly made a creamy jalapeno salsa, reminiscent of Salsa Dona aka the salsa crack that I found at Tacodeli. Please, please make this. You won’t be sorry.
Then I made my version of migas, using tofu instead of eggs and drowning the entire thing in my creamy jalapeno salsa because it’s so good.
What to wash all of this down with? A blackberry jalapeño margarita! Sounds perfect, doesn’t it?
Why do I always think of cocktails when I see berries? I should see little jewels packed with health benefits but instead my mind races to margaritas, limeades, sangria and mojitos.
I had a dream about this jalapeño simple syrup and it sounded so good, I woke up to write it down in my phone so I wouldn’t forget. You do this too, right? Dream of food and then have a million notes in your phone that are barely readable because it’s 3AM and you are still half asleep.
Once I figured out what mar wit jalpno syrp meant, I got to work. I wanted to have the essence of jalapeño but not really make something too spicy. I dislike spicy cocktails unless they have mezcal in them and then I’m game. Therefore, the level of spice here is up to you. If you want a spicier syrup, then leave the seeds in the syrup and add some to the the blender when you puree it. (If you want a margarita without jalapeños at all, then you’ll want my recipe for fresh blackberry margaritas.)
Obviously these pair perfectly with spicy food. I suggest my chipotle sofritas tacos, taco stuffed sweet potatoes and fajita nachos.
If you try this Blackberry Jalapeño Margarita recipe, let me know! Leave a comment, rate it, and tag your Instagram photos with #delishknowledge . I absolutely love seeing your creations. Happy cooking!Print
The perfect summer cocktail recipe for entertaining! Blackberry Jalapeno Margarita. Jalapeno infused simple syrup with blackberries, lime juice and tequila.
Since I love margaritas ALL year long, I wanted to include the option that uses both frozen and fresh. When fresh blackberries are in season, use them! If you’re craving this in October, use frozen. Simply thaw the blackberries, drain and excess water, then use as directed.
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