Blackberry Lime Margaritas

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You know what I think of when I think of warm weather? Cocktails! Fruity, delicious, tangy cocktails! I know what you are thinking. “Hey Justine, you’re a publisher of a blog called Cooking and Beer!” Yes, it is no surprise to anyone that I love craft beer, but I love wine too. I also love a good manhattan and a salty margarita every once in a while! Margaritas are one of my go-to cocktails in the summertime. They are so cool and refreshing, and they are the perfect blank canvas to create any flavor combination you want. These blackberry lime margaritas are the perfect way to ring in spring!

Blackberry Lime Margaritas | www.cookingandbeer.com

What better way to celebrate Friday than with a blackberry lime margarita? Along with a couple of blogger friends of mine, we are here to bring you round two of our series devoted to all things essential oils. Last month it was all about the lemon, and this month we are celebrating lime!

Lime essential oil is such a fabulous ingredient to cook with, and I knew I had to make a cocktail with it. Blackberry and lime come together to create such a classic margarita flavor combo. It’s such a refreshing way to celebrate the start of spring!

Well, that’s all I have for you today! If you are interested in learning more about Young Living Essential Oils, shoot me a comment or email and I’d be happy to pass the info along! Below is a group of delicious lime recipes utilizing lime essential oil plus my recipe for blackberry lime margaritas. Have a great weekend everyone! xo

Blackberry Lime Margaritas | www.cookingandbeer.com

Blackberry Lime Margaritas | www.cookingandbeer.com

Coconut Lime Spritzer // Blackberry Lime Margaritas // Strawberry Limeade

Cherry Lime Chia Energy Bars // Strawberry Margarita Cheesecake // Creamy Lime Pie Bites

Margarita Crepe Cake //Edible Watermelon Bowl // Margarita Cookies

Southwestern Black Bean and Corn Salad // Lime Cheesecake Shooters


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Blackberry Lime Margaritas

Yields 3-4

5 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

15 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

    Blackberry Simple Syrup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • Blackberry Lime Margaritas
  • 1/2 cup blackberry simple syrup
  • 4-5 drops lime essential oil (2 tablespoons lime juice may be substituted)
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 8 ounces Grand Marnier liquor
  • 8 ounces good-quality tequila
  • Garnish: lime wedges, blackberries, salt rim

Instructions

  1. Combine the sugar, water and blackberries in a small saucepan over medium heat. Simmer for 10 minutes, breaking the blackberries up with the back of a spoon. Strain the syrup through a mesh strainer into a bowl and set aside. Chill until you are ready to use.
  2. To a cocktail shaker, add the blackberry simple syrup, lime essential oil, lime juice, Grand Marnier and tequila. Shake vigorously and then pour into salt rimmed glasses filled with ice. Garnish with lime wedges and blackberries.
  3. Enjoy!
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Blackberry Lime Margaritas | www.cookingandbeer.com

Due to lack of purity, 98% of essential oils should NOT be ingested. An edible essential oil will be labeled “therapeutic-grade.” Do NOT use just any brand of essential oil for cooking/flavoring foods. Be sure to use pure oils from reliable sources, not oils with synthetic scents or flavorings.

 

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  • Jen @ Baked by an Introvert

    This is my kind of drink! I love margaritas and I bet this blackberry lime recipe tastes amazing. You know, the kind of amazing where you accidentally drink a little too much too fast. Whoopsie.

  • marcie @ flavor the moments

    I’ve never used essential oil — I’m intrigued! I love anything with lime in it, and fruity, refreshing drinks are the best! This margarita combination sounds right up my alley!

  • Kelley @ chefsavvy.com

    This looks wonderful Justine! Great minds think alike I just posted a mixed berry margarita today as well. Bring on the summery drinks!

  • Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat.

    This looks delicious Justine! I love the blackberry lime combo! Looks like summer. Now if only the snow would go away so it feels like summer too! :)

  • Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps

    I really wished you lived in Kansas City, because I’d make you come over whenever you put together an amazing concoction like this!

  • This looks amazing!! I need this for my Friday night drink. Bring on the summer drinks and fun! ;-)

  • Mmmmm. These look SO refreshing! I’ll have to check out the lime oil!

  • Ashley | The Recipe Rebel

    Love lime and LOVE these gorgeous cocktails!

  • I love a good margarita!! and this blackberry lime margarita is gorgeous!!!! so beautiful, love this!! Happy Easter weekend!!!

  • Alissa

    Just seeing this and thinking of drinking it makes me feel like summer is sooooo close lol It looks delicious!

    Alissa
    NaturallyMeBlog.com

  • Blair @ The Seasoned Mom

    These look delicious, Justine! I’m with you — fruity cocktails and warm weather go hand-in-hand. I’ve made cranberry lime margaritas before, but the blackberry is a great, creative, and tasty idea. Plus, it looks beautiful in the glass! :)

  • I love margaritas and this one looks gorgeous Justine! Need to try it, never used essential oil in a drink :)

  • Thank you so much, Christin!

  • Thanks cute face!

  • Eden Passante

    This sounds so good! Love fruity margaritas!