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Blackberry Basil Margarita
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Blackberry Basil Margarita with Basil Salt

Upgraded cocktails don't have to be complicated to be complex. Like this infinitely drinkable blackberry basil margarita. It's made with easy to find ingredients and in rimmed in jade-hued basil salt.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword basil, blackbery, lime, tequilla
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 cocktail
Calories 198kcal
Author Evan Kalman


Basil Salt

  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves
  • ½ cup kosher salt

Blackberry Basil Margarita

  • 5 blackberries
  • 4 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 ½ oz 100% blue agave blanco tequila
  • ¼ oz agave nectar
  • ¾ oz Cointreau or triple Sec
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • basil salt
  • lime wedge and blackberry for garnish


Basil Salt

  • In the bowl of a food processor, pulse salt and basil until combined. Spread evenly on a baking sheet and let dry at room temperature or a very low heated oven. Store in an airtight container up  to 4 months.

Blackberry Basil Margarita

  • For the salt rim, pour some salt onto a small plate. Run the flesh side of the lime along the rim of a double rocks glass then carefully roll the rim through the salt to coat. Alternatively, coat one side of the glass.
  • In a cocktail shaker, muddle the blackberries and basil. Add the tequila, agave, Cointreau (or triple sec), and lime juice and shake with a few pieces of ice until well chilled. Strain into the rimmed double rocks glass and top with more ice.
  • Garnish with the lime wedge and blackberry.


  • Up to 4 months ahead: Make and dry the basil salt. Store in an airtight container.


Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 106IU | Vitamin C: 11mg