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Very Berry Margaritas recipe from ChefSarahElizabeth.com

Today is the day we kick off Margarita Week! Enter: Very Berry Margaritas. My blogging buddy, Kate from Hola Jalape√Īo, puts on this fantastic event each year leading up to Cinco de Mayo! It is so much fun to see everyone’s creations each year. So go check out that page, and visit Kate on Instagram to see all the beautiful beverages roll in each day.

Very Berry Margaritas recipe from ChefSarahElizabeth.com

I have to admit: I don’t drink tequila. I only imbibe during Margarita Week testing. It was my college drink – enough said, right? Last year, I served up a Sparkling Rosy Margarita because I felt the need to mask the tequila as much as possible.

Very Berry Margaritas recipe from ChefSarahElizabeth.com

This year I decided to be brave and use only tequila and grand mariner as the alcohol components. You know what? These very berry margaritas are tasty! The tequila shines through the bright pink berry syrup, so make sure to use your favorite because that flavor is not masked.

Very Berry Margaritas recipe from ChefSarahElizabeth.com

I used Tres Amigos Tequila Blanco because it was affordable and I liked the bottle! Haha, I’m telling you, I know nothing about tequila. Is this a good brand? It’s the same one I used in last year’s submission. Like, the exact same bottle, that I bought a year ago. I told you I don’t drink tequila!

What is your favorite tequila? Give me some top shelf suggestions in the comments!

Very Berry Margaritas
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Ingredients

    Very Berry Simple Syrup
  • 510 grams (about 3-4 cups) fresh or frozen mixed berries
  • 400 grams (2 cups) granulated sugar
  • 16 ounces (2 cups) water
  • To make 2 Margaritas
  • 4 ounces (1/2 cup) tequila
  • 2 ounces (1/4 cup) grand mariner
  • 2 ounces (1/4 cup) very berry simple syrup
  • 2 ounces (1/4 cup) lime juice

Instructions

    Very Berry Simple Syrup
  1. Combine sugar, water, and berries in a saucepan over medium heat. Mash the berries, and cook until the sugar is dissolved, about 7 minutes.
  2. Remove from the heat, strain the syrup into a glass container, and discard the berry pulp.
  3. For the Margaritas
  4. Pour all the liquids into a cocktail shaker filled with ice, and shake to combine well.
  5. Pour the very berry margaritas into 2 glasses filled with ice.
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21 Comments on Very Berry Margaritas

  1. Kate
    April 28, 2017 at 9:51 am (3 months ago)
    I am so happy you are reuniting with tequila! By next year you'll just be posting shots. :) Reply
  2. peter @Feed Your Soul Too
    April 28, 2017 at 10:16 am (3 months ago)
    Just in time for the weekend! I like that you made your own syrup. It has such a good red color. Reply
  3. Veena Azmanov
    April 28, 2017 at 2:31 pm (3 months ago)
    Oh that color.. so pretty. I love the combination of flavors. Tequila makes everything better - doesn't it? cant' wait to try this soon. Reply
  4. Stephanie@ApplesforCJ
    April 28, 2017 at 2:44 pm (3 months ago)
    I don't drink tequila but the husband likes it. These drinks are so pretty and look refreshing. They'd be great to serve for Cinco de Mayo! Reply
  5. Marlynn | UrbanBlissLife
    April 28, 2017 at 6:51 pm (3 months ago)
    Yay! Just in time for Cinco de Mayo! These margaritas are so vibrant - I love the color, and they sound delicious too! Reply
  6. Adriana Lopez Martn
    April 28, 2017 at 9:40 pm (3 months ago)
    perfect drink love me a good berry margarita with the classics grand marnier and tequila cheers! Reply
  7. Eileen
    April 29, 2017 at 7:40 am (3 months ago)
    Well this is right up my alley. Two of my favorites things in one drink, tequila and berries! Reply
  8. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie
    April 29, 2017 at 12:12 pm (3 months ago)
    Totally down for a week full of margaritas! Especially a berry one like this. Reply
  9. Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy
    April 29, 2017 at 4:22 pm (3 months ago)
    Wow...bring on the backyard parties. These would be perfect. Love the berries....these would be easy to consume....probably too easy LOL. Reply
  10. Molly Kumar
    April 30, 2017 at 5:33 pm (3 months ago)
    You had all my attention at Very Berry Margarita !!! Look at all that gorgeous color and the sweet-tangy flavor would be just perfect for all summer long!! Beautiful pics and love the recipe. Reply
  11. Sandhya Ramakrishnan
    April 30, 2017 at 6:02 pm (3 months ago)
    The color of the drink is just so tempting! So perfect for weekend parties! Love the very berry simple syrup. We can get very innovative with that syrup. Reply
  12. Donna
    April 30, 2017 at 9:14 pm (3 months ago)
    Oh my goodness I totally understand why you don't drink it anymore...it wasn't my college drink, but we did honeymoon in Mexico at an all-inclusive resort...and I didn't have tequila for a loooong time afterwards! These drinks sound amazing, and so pretty!! Reply
  13. ManilaSpoon
    May 1, 2017 at 6:16 am (3 months ago)
    I don't drink alcohol but I certainly would love to try a mocktail of these very berry margaritas! Look so refreshing and perfect for the long summer nights! Reply
  14. Amy
    May 1, 2017 at 6:56 am (3 months ago)
    I don't drink either, but would definitely try this as a mocktail since I love berry flavored beverages! Reply
  15. Natalie
    May 1, 2017 at 10:54 am (3 months ago)
    Oh my... this looks so refreshing. Love that you used homemade fruity syrup. Yum! I haven't had tequila margarita in a while. I'll be making this very soon. Reply
  16. Marisa Franca @ All Our Way
    May 1, 2017 at 1:52 pm (3 months ago)
    I haven't had a Margherita in years -- I do remember the days. It looks very good and I'll have to save the recipe for the ones who do enjoy the Margheritas. Our sons make a mean Upper Shelf Margherita -- they worked as bartenders while in school. I think that may be the last time I had one. I love the color of yours. Reply
  17. Traditionallymodernfood
    May 1, 2017 at 2:15 pm (3 months ago)
    I like your syrup. Easy and love the color makes the drink even more appetzing this will sell in any oarties Reply
  18. swathi
    May 1, 2017 at 2:15 pm (3 months ago)
    Margarita's are my weakness especially fruit based one. Your berry maragarita looks colorful and delicious. I love silver and gold tequila. Reply
  19. Kylee from Kylee Cooks
    May 1, 2017 at 6:49 pm (3 months ago)
    Oooooh, make a big pitcher of this, and invite me over! I have to make this for pool parties this summer! Reply

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