Roasted Jalapeno Blackberry Margarita

Roasted Jalapeno Blackberry Margarita Last week, I showed you how to make Roasted Jalapeno Infused Tequila.  Inspired by a drink had at Barrio Star, this Roasted Jalapeno Blackberry Margarita pairs infused tequila with muddled blackberries, orange liqueur and freshly squeezed lime juice.  The finished drink is a refreshing balance of sweet, tart, spicy and salty.  If you want to make this drink, but don’t have the time to infuse your own tequila, you could try muddling fresh jalapeno chunks in with the blackberries.  Then, simply substitute in regular silver tequila for the infused tequila.  Continue reading for the recipe.

Blackberries Roasted Jalapeno Blackberry Margarita
Adapted from Barrio Star.

8 blackberries
1 oz. / 1 shot roasted jalapeno infused tequila
1 oz. / 1 shot orange liqueur (Cointreau or Triple Sec)
1 oz. / 1 shot simple syrup, or to taste
1 lime
Crushed ice
Soda water

Additional lime wedges (for garnish and rim)
Kosher salt or flaky sea salt (for rim)

Roasted Jalapeno Blackberry Margarita Place the blackberries in a cocktail shaker.  Using a muddler or wooden spoon, thoroughly mash up the blackberries.  Add the tequila, orange liqueur, simple syrup and juice of 1 lime.  Add crushed ice and shake until chilled.

Spread out a layer of kosher salt (about a tablespoon) onto a small plate.  Take a lime wedge and run it around the rim of a short tumbler.  Place the lime soaked rim into the salt.  Move the glass around in the salt until the rim is evenly coated.

Fill the glass with crushed ice and strain the margarita into the glass.*  Top with a little soda water and gently stir to combine.

Makes 1 drink.

*  I found that the blackberry seeds easily clogged the mouth of my shaker.  To remedy the situation, I strained the drink into a larger measuring cup using a fine mesh basket strainer.  This also allowed me to pour the drink into the glass without disturbing the salted rim.


  1. says

    I’m such a fan of jalapeño-infused drinks. One of my favorite cocktails when I was living in Dallas combined jalapeño and cucumbers — it was fabulous! I’ll have to try out the jalapeño-infused tequila. Might give it a go with mezcal, which I prefer over tequila lately.

  2. Brandon Matzek says

    @Lesley Sounds wonderful. I love drinks with cucumber in it, so I am going to have to give it a try! Thanks.

  3. says

    mmm… When do I need to be there? It looks great, very appealing and colorful. Party time!
    I am printing your recipe as we speak ( or as I write LOL)

  4. Lisa says

    Reminds me of the Cosmo I had this past weekend…..the cherry had a slight jalapeno flavor. Me being me thought the bartender spiced up the Cosmo using an jalapeno infused cherry…. “No”, he said “the cherries are sitting a little too close to the “jalapeno’s”…lol Ordered another one!

  5. Brandon Matzek says

    @Lisa HA! That’s great! I love the sweet and spicy combination.

    @Brian Well I still have a good amount of roasted jalapeno tequila left. I’ve been experimenting with other versions. So far my next favorite (second to this recipe) is a citrus jalapeno margarita – 1 oz. infused tequila, 1 oz simple syrup, juice of half a lemon, juice of 1 lime. Refreshing and spicy!!

    @Kim Thanks!! Well I might not live next door, but I am in definitely in the area.


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