1tablespoonsugarmixed with 1 tablespoon salt to rim the glass, lime wedge optional
1 1/2ouncessilver tequilaabout 3 tablespoons
3tablespoonsfreshly squeezed lime juiceabout 1 very large or 1 1/2 small limes
1 1/2tablespoonsfreshly squeezed orange juiceabout 1/2 medium orange
2teaspoonslight agave nectar or simple syrupadd 1/2 to 1 teaspoon additional if you prefer a sweeter margarita
1/4cupblackberriesabout 6 large or 8 small; you can use fresh or frozen and thawed
Additional lime wedges and berriesfor serving
For a Pitcher (5 drinks):
8ouncessilver tequila(1 cup)
1cupfreshly squeezed lime juicefrom about 5 medium/large limes
8ouncesfreshly squeezed orange juice (from about 4 medium oranges)(1 cup)
3tbspplus 1 teaspoon light agave nectar or simple syrup
1 1/4cupsfresh 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.