Spicy Blackberry Margaritas with Grand Marnier & Crème de Mûre

Home » COOK » Recipes » Beverages » Cocktails » Margaritas » Spicy Blackberry Margaritas with Grand Marnier & Crème de Mûre

Please Share This Post!

Ready to elevate your happy hour game? Spicy Blackberry Margaritas are the perfect combination of sweet, spicy, and tangy, thanks to the combination of Tequila, Grand Marnier, Blackberry Liqueur, and a spicy margarita mix. Cheers!

Don’t have time for this cocktail recipe now? Tap the share icon in the bottom right of the screen then tap the heart icon ♥ to save it for later!

A glass filled with red-pink liquid, rimmed with Tajin seasoning and garnished with a slice of lime, a fresh blackberry, and slices of chili peppers. The text overlay says"Spicy Blackberry Margaritas". Images of the same cocktail feature throughout with different text overlays unless otherwise described.

Affiliate Disclosure
We have included affiliate links to products and services related to the topic of this post.
This post contains affiliate links, and we will be compensated if you purchase after clicking on those links.
As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Read Our Full Disclosure and Privacy Policy

The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions and ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required and understand the steps and timings involved.

Spicy Blackberry Margaritas

Spicy Blackberry Margaritas are a unique and flavorful twist on the classic cocktail and are a must-try if you love tequila-based drinks!

Made with tequila, Crème de Mûre blackberry liqueur, Grand Marnier, and spicy margarita mix, these cocktails pack a punch of heat and sweetness in every sip.

The purple-pink hue of the drink is as beautiful as it is delicious and is perfectly accented by the Tajin seasoning on the rim of the glass.

To top it off, each drink is garnished with fresh blackberry, slices of jalapeño, and a wedge of lime, adding a burst of color and texture.

These spicy margaritas and our other Unique Margarita Recipes are perfect for any occasion, from Cinco de Mayo to casual gatherings with friends.

And, of course, they pair well with Mexican and Tex-Mex food.

With their unique blend of flavors and vibrant presentation, Spicy Blackberry Margaritas are sure to impress and delight all who try them!

How to Make a Spicy Blackberry Margarita

Ingredients For Spicy Blackberry Margaritas

For your convenience, I’ve linked any specialized ingredients needed for this recipe to Amazon below.

  • Tequilayou can use silver or gold tequila in this cocktail.
  • Crème de Mûrea blackberry liqueur.
  • Grand Marniera French liqueur made with cognac, bitter orange, and sugar.
  • Spicy Margarita Mixa spicy, sweet, and sour cocktail mix. If you can’t source the spicy kind, regular margarita mix must do!
  • Blackberry Syrup
  • Tajin Seasoninga chili, lime, and sea salt mixture which we used to rim the glass in this cocktail. It is often sprinkled on fresh fruits and vegetables to add a zingy kick.
  • Simple Syrupyou can buy this ready-made, but it is very easy to make yourself. To make simple syrup, place equal measures of sugar and water in a pan and stir over medium heat. By the time it starts to simmer, the sugar is dissolved, and that’s it!
  • GarnishFresh Blackberries, Limes, Jalapeños

This cocktail is shaken, but don’t worry if you don’t have a cocktail shaker, you could just use a container with a tight-fitting lid – like a mason jar or even the cup on a blender or smoothie maker.

No time to read now? Tap the buttons below to save the cocktail to your Pinterest boards or Facebook page for later!

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 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 Margaritas with Jalapeño

More Margaritas To Make

If you love margaritas, here are some more to make:

Cocktail Party Appetizers

If you want to serve some appetizers with your drinks, check out these recipes:

Spicy Blackberry Margaritas with Tajin Rim

Spicy Blackberry Margaritas Variations

I like to provide variations of the cocktails shared on The Purple Pumpkin Blog, such as turning the cocktail into an alcohol-free mocktail so that non-drinkers can enjoy the drink too!

Virgin Spicy Blackberry Margarita Mocktail (Non-Alcoholic)

So that non-drinkers can enjoy this drink we simply remove the alcohol and replace it!

In a cocktail shaker with ice, shake together:

And pour into Tajin-rimmed glasses and garnish as in the recipe card.

I haven’t made the mocktail version, so I recommend adding the syrups to your taste as they may add a sweetness that you may not necessarily get from alcoholic liqueurs.

Spicy Blackberry Margarita Mocktail (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 Crème de Mûre, use Blackberry Syrup

Use the non-alcoholic alternatives instead of the alcoholic ones in the recipe card.

Frozen Spicy Blackberry Margaritas

Want to turn this cocktail into a frozen slushie? Here’s how!

Put all the ingredients in a blender with a generous amount of ice – then blend till smooth.

Serve with a straw, and watch out for brain freeze!

You could do the same with the mocktail version too.

Big Batch Spicy Blackberry Margaritas

Want to make a big batch of this spicy cocktail for a party or gathering? It’s so easy!

As long as 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 a big batch of spicy margaritas, mix together:

  • 2 parts Tequila
  • 2 parts Crème de Mûre
  • 1 part Grand Marnier
  • 6 parts Spicy Margarita Mix
  • ¼ part Blackberry Syrup

Serve the large batch cocktail in drinks dispensers, or pitchers, or go retro and serve from a punch bowl! Use whichever container you have, or suits the event you are hosting.

Make sure to add plenty of ice to your serving container of choice to keep the cocktail chilled.

You could also skewer jalapeño slices, blackberries, and lime slices onto cocktail picks for guests to garnish their drinks.

Additionally, you could pre-rim glasses with Tajin, or provide a glass-rimming kit for a DIY option.

When setting up your bar or cocktail serving area, you could include:

Spicy Blackberry Margaritas with Tequila & Blackberry Liqueur

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 Spicy Blackberry Margaritas?

Check out the printable recipe card below with full ingredients and instructions. To save ink, any demonstration photos do not print.

Spicy Blackberry Margaritas

Spicy Blackberry Margaritas

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Get ready to spice up your margarita game with these irresistibly fruity and fiery Spicy Blackberry Margaritas


For Glass Rim

  • Simple syrup
  • Tajin seasoning

For Margaritas

  • 1 oz Tequila
  • 1 oz Crème de Mûre
  • ½ oz Grand Marnier
  • 3 oz Spicy Margarita Mix
  • 1 tsp Blackberry syrup
  • Ice

For Garnish

  • Fresh blackberries
  • Lime slices
  • Jalapeño slices


  1. Pour some simple syrup onto a plate, and pour some Tajin seasoning onto another plate.
  2. Dip your glasses into the simple syrup and then into the Tajin seasoning. Set glasses aside.
  3. Place Tequila, Crème de Mûre, Grand Marnier, spicy margarita mix, and blackberry syrup into a cocktail shaker with ice.
  4. Shake well for 15-30 seconds to combine.
  5. Pour into ice-filled glasses, and garnish with fresh blackberry, lime, and jalapeño as desired. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 612Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 402mgCarbohydrates: 151gFiber: 2gSugar: 135gProtein: 1g

This site uses Nutritionix to provide estimated nutrition. Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.

Did you make this recipe? Share it!

Tag @_ThePurplePumpkinBlog on Instagram with the hashtag #TPPBRecipes!

Make It A Party!

The beverage is covered, but what about other dishes to create a full menu for a dinner party?

There are 500+ Recipes on The Purple Pumpkin Blog for you to enjoy! Please feel free to check them out too.

Please Share This Post!