A Special Cinco De Mayo Drink: Blackberry Champagne Margaritas

Posted on May 5 2014 - 11:31am by Jamie Sterling

I recently hosted a bachelorette party for my BFF and included a champagne bar, with suggested drink recipes. If I told you what happened that night, I would have to kill you. But, I can tell you the champagne bar was a big hit!

My first learning from that night is that I will have a champagne bar at every party I ever throw. Here’s the amazing transformation from hotel room desk to champagne bar:

Before:
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My second learning? Blackberry champagne margaritas are the best drink ever. Also, it’s a bad idea to vigorously stir or shake champagne drinks. I’m not telling if I learned that one the hard way.

Here’s mine from the bachelorette party (hence, the plastic cup):
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Here’s how you can make these up for your Cinco de Mayo party:

Blackberry Champagne Margarita

Serves 1
Prep time 5 minutes
Meal type Beverage
Misc Serve Cold
Occasion Casual Party
This drink is perfect for a Cinco De Mayo celebration, a bachelorette party, or a girl's night out. Although husbands love them too! Mix up the tastiest margarita on the block in 5 minutes with this recipe.

Ingredients

  • 2oz Tequila (Reposado tequila is best for making margaritas)
  • 2oz Champagne
  • 1oz Triple sec (Optional)
  • 1 teaspoon Lime Juice (Optional)
  • 8oz Blackberries (For blackberry syrup)
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice (For blackberry syrup)
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar (For blackberry syrup)

Note

Other berries or fruits would also work. Just follow steps to make into a syrup.

Directions

Step 1
Use a fork or blender to make the blackberry syrup. Mash a container of blackberries with a little sugar and lemon or lime juice and you're done.
Step 2
Add ingredients to glass in this order: Tequila, blackberry syrup, champagne. You're welcome to add a little triple sec and lime juice, if you prefer.
Step 3
Muddle the ingredients together with a stirrer (or plastic knife or fork - whatever you got laying around!)

If you like a more traditional margarita, consider blending your margarita ingredients (tequila, triple sec, lime juice and/or margarita mix) with frozen fruit for some added flavor.

Here’s the 5 minute Frozen Fruit Margarita Recipe.

Frozen Fruit Margarita

Serves 2
Prep time 5 minutes
Meal type Beverage
Misc Serve Cold
Occasion Casual Party
A quick-and-easy margarita that hits the spot when you have a tequila craving - or Cinco Mayo party!

Ingredients

  • 6oz Tequila (Reposado works best)
  • 2oz Triple Sec
  • 2oz Lime Juice
  • 1 bag Frozen fruit (Recommend berries, mango, pineapple)

Note

Use Organic frozen fruit!

Directions

Step 1
Add ingredients to blender.
Step 2
Blend.
Step 3
Pour.
Step 4
Enjoy!

PS: Don’t be afraid to add more tequila since fruit dilutes the drink. In fact, never be afraid of more tequila (mwahahaha)!

Check it out in my best dollar store find EVER – beautiful, thick margarita glasses. Looking back, I wonder why I only got 4. Oh well, Dollar Store trip soon to see if I can hunt more down!

Frozen Fruit Margarita

My third learning from that night is that you can meet all kinds of interesting people in Pittsburgh, including a guy who played with Mighty Mighty Bosstones (love them)! In 93. A few times. Gotta laugh. At least he had a hidden tattoo for our scavenger hunt!

Happy Cinco de Mayo friends!

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