Blackberry Cilantro Margarita

Blackberry Cilantro MargaritaWhat time is it? Margarita time. Alright, alright, alright, alright. 

Today I'm here to share a recipe that is tart and sweet and smoky and FUN. If you like weird cocktails, you're gonna love it. Even if you don't... you might. 

1Blackberry Cilantro Margarita, serves one.

1.5 ounces tequila 
1 ounce Cointreau
1 ounce simple syrup
fresh blackberries
juice of one lime
fresh cilantro
sea salt
honey

First, prepare your glass by brushing the outside of the rim in honey and rolling it in coarse sea salt. 

253In a shaker, combine the tequila, Cointreau, simple syrup, 8 fresh blackberries, juice of one lime, and 6-8 sprigs of fresh cilantro cut or chopped into small pieces.

3Use a muddler to crush the blackberries into the shaker til it's all just one, big, mushy mess. :) 

6Add ice and shake-shake-shake! 

7Strain your drink into your glass with ice. Add a lime and you're ready to serve it! 

P.S. If I had a time machine, which I do not, I would go back and mix in some chopped cilantro with the sea salt for the rim. The cilantro flavor is subtle in comparison to the tequila and berry flavors. I've heard that 80% of what you taste comes from your sense of smell (is this true?!), so I think a little scented rim would be reallll fun. 

There's always next time, right? Oh yes, there will be a next time for this drink. 

Blackberry Cilantro Margarita Blackberry Cilantro Margarita  Cheers! Elsie 

Credits// Author: Elsie Larson, Photography: Sarah Rhodes. Photos edited with Jean and Stella from The Signature Collection.

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