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It’s Friday, and we both deserve a Skinny Blackberry Margarita! On the rocks. With sugar AND salt. It’s that kind of week and that kind of weekend.

Skinny Blackberry Margarita. Simple, easy recipe with fresh lime juice, tequila, agave or simple syrup, and frozen or fresh berries. Better than Chili’s or Chuys! Ultra refreshing. Recipe can make just one or a whole pitcher for a party!

I might actually pour myself two blackberry margaritas, because until 1:30 p.m. yesterday when an astute follower (hi, Ashley!) messaged me on Instagram to regretfully inform me that I’d put up my #FBF post a day early, I was solidly convinced that it was Friday.

The caption now reads #TBT instead. Shhhhhh.

Fresh Skinny Blackberry Margarita recipe. Make 1 or a pitcher of margaritas!

Skinny Blackberry Margarita – Make Any Day Feel Like Friday

Whatever your calendar is telling you, this skinny blackberry margarita recipe wants you to know that it is perfectly acceptable to pretend that it’s Friday, even if only for one drink.

Make that two drinks. Like my Peach Margarita, this blackberry margarita is ultra refreshing, pleasantly fruity, and has a reliable way of disappearing more quickly than you expect it to.

Skinny Blackberry Margarita recipe with fresh lime juice and agave.

I’ve been burned by some bad berry margaritas recently (the Chili’s blackberry margarita did not live up to the expectations set by my college memories).

This skinny blackberry margarita bears no resemblance to the syrupy, pre-mixed drinks you may have had elsewhere. I adapted the recipe from my favorite Skinny Margarita.

Like that recipe, this blackberry margarita is made only with fresh fruit juice, tequila, and a touch of agave. It’s light, not too sweet, and pairs well with summer nights and outdoor patios.

Skinny Blackberry Margaritas. Easy recipe with simple, fresh ingredients!

I prefer my margaritas on the rocks, so I wrote this recipe for a muddled blackberry margarita, though I believe you could adapt it to be a frozen blackberry margarita if you prefer (the Pioneer Woman has a blackberry margarita recipe that’s frozen you could reference, though her version will be considerably more sweet).

Since blackberries are on the tart side, I rimmed the glasses in both sugar and salt. I’m so pleased with how the balance enhanced the blackberries’ natural sweetness and made the fresh lime juice pop.

Better than Chili's Blackberry Margarita

Tomorrow, I’ll be mixing up margaritas once more, this time for my sisters’ 30th birthday! I’m in Kansas City to co-host her bash with our youngest sister. For the theme, we couldn’t resist going “fiesta.”

You can catch some of the fun on my Instagram stories (and be on the lookout for a Blackberry Margarita or two…or three…or 30!).

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Skinny Blackberry Margarita

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Skinny Blackberry Margarita. Simple recipe with fresh lime juice, tequila, agave, and muddled blackberries. Better than Chili’s or Chuys!

Prep: 4 minutes
Total: 5 minutes

Servings: 1 drink


For each Blackberry Margarita:

  • 1 tablespoon sugar mixed with 1 tablespoon salt to rim the glass, lime wedge optional
  • 1 1/2 ounces silver tequila about 3 tablespoons
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice about 1 very large or 1 1/2 small limes
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice about 1/2 medium orange
  • 2 teaspoons light agave nectar or simple syrup add 1/2 to 1 teaspoon additional if you prefer a sweeter margarita
  • 1/4 cup blackberries about 6 large or 8 small; you can use fresh or frozen and thawed
  • Ice
  • Additional lime wedges and berries for serving

For a Pitcher (5 drinks):

  • 8 ounces silver tequila (1 cup)
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice from about 5 medium/large limes
  • 8 ounces freshly squeezed orange juice (from about 4 medium oranges) (1 cup)
  • 3 tbsp plus 1 teaspoon light agave nectar or simple syrup
  • 1 1/4 cups fresh blackberries


  • Rim the glass(es): Mix the salt and sugar together in a small bowl, then transfer to a shallow plate. Rub a lime wedge around the top edge of your glass to moisten it, then dip the glass into the sugar/salt mixture so that it sticks, tapping all the way around. Place 2 tablespoons of the blackberries in the bottom of the glass, then muddle them so that they are lightly crushed. Fill the glass with ice.
  • For one drink: Fill a small cocktail shaker with additional ice. Add the tequila, lime juice, orange juice, and agave. Tightly close and shake vigorously for at least 30 seconds (it’s longer than you think). Strain into the rimmed glass over the ice. Garnish with remaining blackberries and lime wedges. Enjoy immediately.
  • For a pitcher: Muddle half of the blackberries (those not used for the glasses) in the bottom of a pitcher. Stir in the tequila, lime juice, orange juice, and agave (do not add ice to the pitcher). Serve immediately (prepare the glasses as in Step 1) or place a sheet of plastic wrap over the top of the pitcher and refrigerate for up to 4 hours.


Serving: 1drink (without salt/sugar rim)Calories: 180kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 1gFiber: 2gSugar: 15g

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  1. I am loving making homemade cocktails at home this summer, so always excited to find a new recipe that looks delicious!!

  2. I recently decided that I was sick of all the sugars in mixers and liquors. So I searched for  recipes for skinny margaritas. I’ve been working out and sometimes I just want to enjoy a drink that’s not filld with tuns of calories and sugar. Then I came across your recipe. It just looked so refreshing and tasty. I’ve always used fresh squeezed lime juice but never thought to use fresh squeezed orange juice. Let me tell you I was very impressed with how amazing this drink is. This is my favorite drink by far. I’m going to make the jalapeño one next!! Thanks for sharing your recipe!!!!!!❤️  Next time I have my girls over I’m making a pitcher!5 stars

  3. Great recipe! I like margaritas a little on the tart and kicky side and made this with a little less agave and rimmed the glass with Habenero Sugar. It was perfect!5 stars

  4. I made a pitcher of these, they look nothing like the drink pictured. It is very cloudy looking from the orange juice, not clear as shown- I didnt fresh squeeze because I need about 4 pitchers…. They don’t taste bad but they look nothing like the picture.1 star

    1. Hi Laura! I’m sorry this didn’t turn out as expected. It’s hard to know what went wrong without being in the kitchen with you. Myself (and others) have enjoyed this margarita, so I wish they would of been a hit for you!

  5. Excellent! This is one of the best blackberry margaritas I have ever had. The orange juice (I used a blood orange) makes it sing. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe.5 stars