The Perfect Blackberry Kentucky Margarita

July 11, 2024

At, we love giving classic cocktails a twist. Our Blackberry Kentucky Margarita is a delightful fusion of bold bourbon, juicy blackberries, and zesty lime. This refreshing drink is perfect for summer evenings, backyard barbecues, or any occasion where you want to impress your guests with something special. Let’s dive into this tantalizing recipe!


  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz simple syrup (or to taste)
  • 1/4 cup fresh blackberries
  • Ice
  • Club soda (optional for a lighter version)
  • Fresh blackberries and lime slices (for garnish)
  • Mint leaves (for garnish)


  • Prepare the Blackberry Mixture: In a cocktail shaker, muddle the fresh blackberries until they are thoroughly crushed, releasing their juices.
  • Mix the Margarita: Add the bourbon, fresh lime juice, and simple syrup to the shaker. Fill the shaker with ice and shake vigorously for about 15 seconds until the mixture is well-chilled.
  • Strain and Serve: Strain the mixture into a rocks glass filled with ice. For a lighter version, top off with a splash of club soda.
  • Garnish: Garnish with a few fresh blackberries, a slice of lime, and a sprig of mint for a vibrant presentation.

Tips for the Perfect Blackberry Kentucky Margarita:

  • Simple Syrup: To make simple syrup, combine equal parts sugar and water in a saucepan. Heat until the sugar dissolves completely, then let it cool before using.
  • Muddling: Use a muddler or the back of a spoon to crush the blackberries thoroughly to extract the most flavor.
  • Bourbon Choice: Choose a quality bourbon with smooth, caramel notes to complement the tartness of the blackberries and lime.

This Blackberry Kentucky Margarita offers a perfect balance of sweetness, tartness, and the rich, warm notes of bourbon. It’s a fantastic addition to any taco night or summer gathering, adding a touch of sophistication and a burst of berry flavor.

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