Blackberry Pineapple Margaritas, made with blackberry and pineapple liqueurs, Tequila, and Grand Marnier, are the epitome of a late summer sipper!
Just imagine: you’re sitting on your patio, the sun is setting, and you’re savoring the blend of zesty lime, tart blackberry, and tropical pineapple with a subtle kick from the tequila.
The brilliance of this margarita doesn’t just lie in its deliciousness but also in its simplicity. With a prep time of just 5 minutes, you’re always moments away from the ultimate refreshment!
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Blackberry Pineapple Margaritas
Blackberries are a delicious late summer/early autumn fruit, and what better way to bridge the two seasons than with a pitcher of easy blackberry margaritas!
When it comes to crafting the perfect cocktail, the balance of flavors is key.
Blackberry liqueur and blackberry syrup bring a deep, fruity sweetness and gorgeous color to the cocktail.
This is perfectly complemented by the tangy zest of pineapple liqueur.
Tequila, a staple in any margarita, adds the necessary kick, while the Grand Marnier elevates the drink with its subtle orange undertones.
The addition of a sweet and sour mix ensures that this drink is not overwhelmingly sweet.
Of course, add a salted rim to your glass as well as juicy blackberries, a slice of lime, and fresh pineapples (wedges and/or leaves) for garnish.
If blackberries are your favorite berry, this margarita must go to the top of the list of cocktails to make!
And if you fancy something sweet, try Creamy Margarita Bars, Orange Margarita Truffles or Fried Tequila Cake Bites with Fresh Lime Dipping Sauce.
Margarita Ingredients & Equipment
Ingredients For Blackberry Pineapple Margaritas
- Tequila – You can use gold, silver, or blanco tequila in this cocktail.
- Blackberry Liqueur – There are a few brands, including Bols and De Kuyper, that you can use in this margarita cocktail. They all offer different flavor profiles.
- You may also see blackberry liqueurs labeled as Crème de Mûre.
- Crème de Cassis is a blackcurrant liqueur, and Chambord is a French black raspberry liqueur.
- Pineapple Liqueur – If you can’t find this, try Rooster Rojo Smoked Pineapple Anejo Tequila.
- Grand Marnier – A French orange liqueur made with cognac, bitter orange, and sugar.
- If you don’t have Grand Marnier, you can use Triple Sec or Cointreau instead.
- Sweet and Sour Mix – You can buy this ready-made, but it’s very easy to make your own Homemade Sour Mix if you can’t find it. You could also use Margarita Mix if you have that.
- Blackberry Syrup
- For Glass Rim – Use Margarita Salt, coarse salt, kosher salt, or sugar crystals for your margarita glasses.
- Fresh Ingredients – Lime Slices, Blackberries
- This cocktail is shaken, but don’t worry if you don’t have a cocktail shaker!
- Use a container with a tight-fitting lid—like a mason jar or the cup on a blender or smoothie maker.
- Cocktail Skewers – for skewering cherries and other cocktail fruits
- Margarita Glass Rimmer Set – Or saucers for rimming the glasses with salt/sugar, etc.
- Margarita Glasses – Or any kind of cocktail glasses you have.
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How Do You Salt the Rim of a Margarita Glass?
Traditionally, margaritas are served in the eponymous margarita glass, a stepped-diameter variant of a cocktail glass or champagne coupe. The rim of the glass is often dipped in salt, sometimes sugar, and sometimes something else, like Tajin seasoning.
You don’t have to use the margarita-shaped glasses for this cocktail—use any glass you have. The method for adding salt to the rim of a glass is exactly the same!
- Pour some salt (kosher salt/sea salt flakes work well) onto a small plate or saucer.
- You could even try different flavored salts.
- Cut a notch/sit into the flesh of a lime wedge, then run it around the rim of the glass to add juice to the inside and outside edges.
- Dip the glass rim into the salt and give it a twist or two (like you’re cutting cookies from pastry).
- And you’re done!
You can buy cocktail-rimming dishes online (there is a gadget for everything!), but a small plate or saucer will work fine.
Blackberry and Pineapple Margarita Variations
Here are some variations of the original cocktail recipe you might like to try:
Spicy Blackberry Pineapple Margaritas: Muddle some jalapeño slices with a few fresh blackberries in the bottom of the cocktail shaker before adding the liquids. Use a fine mesh strainer to strain into glasses filled with ice.
Blueberry Pineapple Margaritas: Swap blackberry liqueur and syrup with Volare Blueberry Liqueur.
Blackberry Pineapple Fizz Margarita: Top your cocktail off with some club soda (soda water) or sparkling water.
Creamy Coconut Blackberry Pineapple Margarita: Add a splash of coconut milk or cream to the mix.
Smoky Mezcal Blackberry Pineapple Margarita: Swap the 2 ounces of tequila with the same amount of Mezcal. Mezcal offers a smoky flavor to your cocktail.
Ginger Blackberry Pineapple Margarita: Top the margarita up with ginger ale or ginger beer – depending on your personal preference of ginger flavor!
Virgin Blackberry Pineapple Margarita Mocktail (Non-Alcoholic)
If you want a version for non-drinkers, follow the recipe card using the non-alcoholic alternatives listed below instead of the alcoholic ones.
- Replace Tequila with Lemon-Lime Soda, Fresh Lime Juice, or Agave Nectar.
- Replace Grand Marnier with Orange Juice.
- Replace Blackberry Liqueur with additional Blackberry Syrup or Berry Juice.
- Replace Pineapple Liqueur with Pineapple Syrup. or Pineapple Juice.
I recommend adding the syrups to your taste as they may add the sweetness you may not necessarily get from alcoholic liqueurs.
Blackberry Pineapple Mockaritas with Non-Alcoholic Spirits
For adults who would still like to enjoy the taste of alcohol in their mocktail, you could try non-alcoholic alternatives.
In the UK, try Lyre’s, which is also available on Amazon in the UK and Amazon.com.
Other brands include Strykk (UK) and Ritual (US & Canada). Non-alcoholic spirits are a growing trend, so be on the lookout in your local stores and online.
- Instead of Tequila, use Lyre’s Agave Blanco Spirit.
- Instead of Grand Marnier, use Lyre’s Orange Sec.
- Instead of Blackberry Liqueur, use additional Blackberry Syrup.
- Instead of Pineapple Liqueur, use Pineapple Syrup or Pineapple Juice.
Follow the recipe card using the non-alcoholic alternatives listed above instead of the alcoholic ones.
Want to turn this fruity drink into a frozen slushie? Here’s how!
Put all the ingredients in a blender with frozen blackberries and plenty of ice cubes – then blend till smooth.
Serve with a straw, and watch out for brain freeze!
You can do the same with the mocktail version too.
Big Batch Margaritas
Want to make a big batch of blackberry and pineapple margarita cocktails for a party or gathering? It’s easy – here’s how!
If you use the same measuring container (glass, cup, jug, etc.) for the “1 part”, the ratios will be correct, and you can make as much as you need to.
To make margaritas for a crowd, mix together:
- 2 parts Tequila
- 1 part Blackberry Liqueur
- 1 part Pineapple Liqueur
- 1 part Grand Marnier
- 6 parts Sweet and Sour Mix
- Blackberry Syrup – added to taste.
Add plenty of ice to your serving container to keep the cocktail chilled. Add some blackberries and pineapple chunks in there too.
While it’s best to enjoy the cocktail fresh to savor its flavors, you may have some left at the end of your party—don’t let it go to waste!
- Transfer it to an airtight pitcher or container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
- Or, to make it last longer, turn it into Blackberry Pineapple Margarita Granita!
- Granita is a semi-frozen dessert made from sugar, water, and various flavorings. Originally from Sicily.
- Transfer the cocktail to a shallow freezer-safe container and place it in the freezer for 6 hours (or overnight). You can add some simple syrup or another sweetener if desired.
- Use a fork to break the frozen cocktail into small pieces. Serve and enjoy!
- Or pour the mixture into ice cube trays and freeze.
- Use the cocktail cubes to chill and flavor future cocktails without diluting the drink.
Setting Up Your Cocktail Bar
When setting up your cocktail bar or serving area, you could include the following:
This cocktail recipe is intended for adults of the legal drinking age in your country of residence.
Please drink responsibly. Do not drink and drive.
How Do I Make Blackberry Pineapple Margaritas?
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For Glass Rim
- Lime Wedge
- Salt or Sugar
For the Margaritas
- 2 oz Tequila
- 1 oz Blackberry Liqueur
- 1 oz Pineapple Liqueur
- 1 oz Grand Marnier
- 6 oz Sweet and Sour Mix
- 2 tsp Blackberry Syrup
- Fresh Blackberries
- Pineapple Wedges
- Lime wheels
- To add salt or sugar rim to the glasses, pour some salt (or sugar) onto a plate. Then rub the lime wedge around the rim of two (8oz) glasses. Dip the glass rims into the salt (or sugar) and twist. Remove and fill glasses with ice and set them aside.
- Place the Tequila, Blackberry Liqueur, Pineapple Liqueur, Grand Marnier, Sweet and Sour Mix, and Blackberry Syrup into a large cocktail shaker with ice.
- Shake well for 15-30 seconds to combine.
- Pour into ice-filled glasses.
- Garnish with blackberry, pineapple wedge, and lime wheel. Cheers!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 429Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 325mgCarbohydrates: 86gFiber: 3gSugar: 63gProtein: 1g
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Dinner Party Menu Suggestions!
The beverage is covered, but what about the rest of the courses?
Here are additional recipes to create a menu for a dinner party:
- Appetizer/Starter: Mango Shrimp Cups
- Soup: Chilled Cucumber Avocado Soup
- Salad: Peach Blackberry Salad with Blackberry-Basil Vinaigrette
- Main Dish: Roasted Mahi Mahi Recipe with Mango Chipotle Sauce
- Side Dish: Cilantro Lime Rice
- Dessert: Creamy Margarita Bars