Have you ever had a prickly pear margarita? If you haven’t, add it to your bucket list right. this. second. They are delicious, and opened my eyes up to flavored margaritas. Before trying a prickly pear margarita, I was very dead set against flavored margaritas. All I could think of was a super syrupy, fake fruit flavored, slushy, with tequila added in. Gross, right? So you can understand why I thought I didn’t like flavored margs. 

One afternoon in Vegas, my girlfriends and I ordered a round of prickly pear margaritas, and out came the prettiest cocktail I’ve ever seen. It was the most fabulous color of pink, and ever since then, I have been a flavored margarita fan. 

Adding fresh preserves to cocktails is one of the easiest ways to achieve a flavored drink, so when I spent an afternoon preserving some blackberries & tomatillos, you know what came to my mind. This. 

A splash of tequila, the sweetness of the blackberries, bite of lime, and flavorful tomatillo create a perfectly unique margarita for you to add to your Cinco de Mayo menu this year! 

Blackberry Tomatillo Margarita 

(Serves 2)

  • 3 oz tequila 
  • 3 tablespoons blackberry-tomatillo preserves
  • 1.5 oz. lime juice (about 2 large juicy limes)
  • Club soda (optional)
  • Coarse salt (optional)

Shake tequilia, preserves, and lime juice well over ice. Salt the rim of your glasses (if desired), and pour cocktail into ice filled glasses. If you prefer a lighter marg (or you just want to stretch her out), top if off with a bit of club soda.


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