Blackberry Basil Margarita

Blackberry basil margarita garnished with blackberries, lime, and basil leaf sitting on a cutting board with a bowl of blackberries, bottle of tequila, and bottle of Cointreau in the background.


  • 23 basil leaves
  • 35 blackberries
  • ½ oz. simple syrup
  • 2 oz. tequila, preferably silver
  • ¾ oz. Cointreau
  • ¾ oz. lime juice
  • Salt (for glass rim – optional)
  • Soda water (optional)


  1. Muddle blackberries, basil, and simple syrup in the bottom of a cocktail shaker
  2. Add lime juice, tequila, and Cointreau to your shaker
  3. Cover and shake your ingredients
  4. If wanting a salt rim, coat the rim of the cocktail glass with lime juice and roll rim in salt. Fill a rocks glass with ice, and pour your cocktail over the ice
  5. Top with soda water and extra blackberries, lime, or basil leaf for garnish.

Keywords: margarita, cocktail, blackberry, basil