Happy Saturday! Thank god for the weekend. The other night a friend and I decided to try a new drink recipe. We wanted something fun and not too hard to make. The cocktails we ended up making were SO good. They’re flavorful without being too sweet, and combine a lot of awesome flavors. Adding cilantro to a drink sounds weird but adds complexity to an otherwise simple palate of flavors. I recommend making a few, inviting some friends over, and finding a place to sit in the sun and drink them.
Or, if you’re planning a mother’s day brunch, serve these. They’re light enough for the morning but still full of flavor. If I was home I’d make you one mom 🙂
Blackberry Cilantro Margarita
3 ounces tequila
2 ounces Triple Sec
2 ounces sweetened lime juice
Begin by chopping cilantro and placing it in a small dish with sea salt. Line the rim of your glasses with honey and dip it into the mixture. In a cocktail shaker, mix tequila, Triple Sec, sweetened lime juice, blackberries, and about 1/4 cup chopped cilantro (add more or less depending on preference). If you have a muddler, use it to mash the blackberries. Otherwise a fork works. You want a big mushy mess in the shaker. Add ice in and shake it up. Strain into your prepared cups and enjoy.