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Blackberry Thyme Margarita

A fresh twist on a favorite summer cocktail.

ORAC value: 4,320
Blackberry Thyme Margarita Photo
Yield: Serves 2


  • 16 large fresh blackberries, divided
  • 4 small fresh thyme sprigs, divided
  • 6 tablespoons 100% blue agave silver tequila
  • ¼ cup simple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon Cointreau or other orange liqueur
  • 2 cups ice cubes, divided
  • ¼ cup chilled sparkling wine


  1. Place 14 of the blackberries and 2 of the thyme sprigs in a medium bowl. With the back of a wooden spoon, press firmly on the solids until mashed. Mix in the tequila, simple syrup, time juice, and liqueur, then add 1 cup of the ice. Stir to blend well.

  2. Strain into a large glass measuring cup. Mix in the sparkling wine. Divide the remaining ice between 2 tall glasses. Pour the margarita mixture over the ice. Garnish each drink with 1 blackberry and 1 thyme sprig.

Source: Adapted from Epicurious.com via Keri Glassman of The O2 Diet.

image via indulgy.com

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