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Blackberry Basil Margaritas

Make the basil syrup ahead of time and you’ll be ready to mix up drinks at a moment’s notice! It will keep refrigerated for several days.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 139kcal
Author Lauren Keating


  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup loosely packed fresh basil torn into large pieces
  • 1 cup frozen blackberries defrosted
  • ¼ cup fresh orange juice
  • ½ cup tequila
  • 4 cups ice


  • Combine sugar, water, and bail in a large saucepan over medium heat. Simmer 5 minutes, or until sugar dissolves and basil wilts (liquid will be clear). Let stand 15 minutes; discard basil.
  • Add sugar syrup, blackberries, and orange juice to a blender. Process until smooth. Strain mixture through a fine mesh strainer placed over a pitcher; discard seeds. Add the liquid back to the blender, along with tequila and ice. Blend on high until drink is smooth and slushy.


Calories: 139kcal | Protein: 0.6g | Fat: 0.2g | Fiber: 1.9g