Blackberry Margarita

A fruity alternative to the traditional lime margarita, fresh blackberries and blackberry jam lend a vibrant colour.

Ingredients

  • 400 g (2 cups) caster sugar
  • Zest of 3 limes
  • 140 g (1 cup) blackberries
  • 160 g (½ cup) seedless blackberry jam
  • ½ lime, peeled, halved
  • 180 ml (6 fluidounces) tequila
  • 60 ml (2 fluidounces) triple sec
  • 630 g (4½ cup) ice cubes

Directions

  1. Place sugar and lime zest into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10.
  4. Blend for 20 seconds.
  5. Rim glasses with lime sugar. Add ice to glasses and pour in margarita.
  6. Select Variable 1.
  7. Turn machine on and off quickly to pulse 3 times.
  8. Select Variable 1 and slowly increase speed to Variable 3.
  9. Blend for 10 seconds, using the tamper to press the ingredients into the blades. Remove from container, set aside.
  10. Place blackberries, jam, and lime into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  11. Select Variable 1.
  12. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10.
  13. Blend for 40 seconds. Stop and add the tequila, triple sec, and ice to the container.

Notes

Optional: Place 1 or 2 fresh basil leaves into glass with the ice before serving.