Summer has officially arrived and that means a lot of lazing in the sun and basking in the long, light nights. There's nothing we like more here at TheThings than a good recipe. If you're looking for the perfect drink for your next summer soiree then look no further, because blackberry grapefruit margaritas are here - and they're simply divine.
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If you're partial to a tipple or three then these babies will have you dancing all night long. You'll need the following: 5 ounces of blanco tequila, 5 ounces of freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, 3 ounces of lime juice, 2 teaspoons of agave nectar, a splash of sparkling water, and a few muddled blackberries. If you're no Gordan Ramsay, don't panic, they're a cinch to make. The gorgeous pink color also makes them incredibly Instagram-able, and the candied rim screams girls-night-in.
So, how do you make them? It's painfully simple. Take all of the ingredients bar the sparkling water and pour them into a cocktail shaker along with a few cubes of ice. Give it all a good shake for around 30 seconds before pouring through a strainer and into a margarita glass and finally, add a dash of sparkling water. If you want to coat the rim then just mix some sugar and sprinkles onto a small plate and damp the rim of the glass before dipping it in (prior to filling it of course!). If you're lacking in the bar department and don't own a cocktail shaker, you could use a blender instead, adding the blackberries afterward. A slushy margarita sounds just as tasty as a shaken one!
If you're more T-Total than tequila then simply leave out the alcohol for a delightfully fresh beverage that tastes just as delicious. If you're the host with the most then whipping up one alcoholic batch and one non-alcoholic will likely go down a storm - and will come in extra handy when you have to cut off that one friend who is "not drunk, you're drunk!".
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