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Spicy Blackberry and Jalapeno Margaritas

Nothing pairs better with Mexican food than a nice drink with spicy flair.

So today let’s get ready to celebrate National Margarita Day and add a spicy, sweet and sour new flavor to our drink recipe collection and celebrate with style!


•¾ cup tequila

•½ cup triple sec or Grand Marnier

•½ cup freshly squeezed lime juice

•1 cup blackberry Jalapeno Syrup (see below)

•ice cubes

•fresh blackberries and lime wedges for garnish

•Blackberry Jalapeno Syrup, makes 1 ½ cups

•1 cup Sugar

•1 cup water

•1 cup fresh or frozen blackberries

•2 jalapeno peppers, minced

•Lime wedges

•Sugar – Pequin pepper for the rim


1.To make the syrup: Combine the sugar and water in a small pot and bring to a brief boil over medium heat.

2.Transfer the syrup to a blender and add the blackberries and the jalapenos. Blend until smooth. To extract the seeds, pour through a fine mesh strainer into an airtight container or mason jar. Refrigerate for up to 1 week.

3.To make the margaritas: Rim 4 glasses with a lime wedge and then dip them into a dish filled with sugar. Upright the glasses and fill them with ice.

4.Fill a cocktail shaker with the tequila, triple sec, lime juice and 1 cup of the Blackberry Jalapeno syrup, plus a handful of ice. Shake vigorously and strain the margaritas into the prepared glasses.

5.Garnish with fresh blackberries, Jalapeno slices and lime wedges.


Have a Great Day St Louis!

Chef Martin Lopez

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