Just One Tequila

One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, ugggghhhhhhhh.

My stomach can’t handle a lot of tequila, but since today is National Margarita Day I HAD to make something!  Before I get into that though, quick question: Why is National Margarita Day in the dead of winter?!  It’s freezing and gray and miserable… Wait, maybe that’s why?  I guess I could go for a margarita now that you mention it!  Good idea!

I was inspired by the copycat Carrabba’s Blackberry Sangria I posted about earlier in the week.  I used two of the ingredients (Tuaca and blackberry syrup) in my contribution to National Margarita Day.

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Blackberry Margarita

1 oz tequila
1 oz simple syrup
2 oz Tuaca
juice of 1/2 small lime
splash of blackberry syrup (to taste)
salt or sugar to rim glass (optional)

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.  Shake, pour and enjoy!

A quick note to the lovely Joanne who found this bottle of simple syrup and was kind enough to purchase it for me – Thank  you!  I can’t tell you how many times I have been deterred from making a drink by seeing simple simple syrup in the ingredient list.  I know it’s not that hard to boil sugar water but when I want a drink, I want A DRINK!  I don’t want to COOK.  : )

blackberry margarita

As you can see, I rimmed my glass with sugar.  I know you are supposed to use salt but I couldn’t help it.  It’s purple sugar and it just looks good.  Besides, tequila already tastes kind of salty to me anyway so I don’t think missing the salted rim detracts from the drink.

blackberry margarita

This margarita is light on the tequila (for weaklings like myself) but definitely not lacking in flavor!  The blackberry, lime and vanilla citrus flavors from the Tuaca are a perfect combination of sweet and tart.

Happy National Margarita Day everyone!  Are you planning on celebrating??

blackberry margarita

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