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Spicy Blackberry Habanero Margarita Recipe

A zingy spicy margarita recipe made with habanero peppers, juicy blackberries, and white tequila. Time to seriously up your zest factor. It's cocktail time!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cocktail, habanero, recipe, spicy
Servings: 1
Calories: 466kcal


For the Syrup (4 servings)

  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup lime juice
  • 1 habanero diced
  • 1 cup fresh blackberries

For one Maragarita

  • 1 ½ ounces white tequila
  • ½ ounce triple sec
  • ¼ ounce lime juice
  • 2 ounces blackberry-habanero syrup
  • Salt and lime zest to rim the glass
  • Lime and blackberries for garnish


  • In a small pot, over medium heat, add all syrup ingredients except the blackberries. Bring to a boil and remove from heat.
  • Place blackberries and syrup into a small food processor or blender and blend until smooth.
  • Place in the refrigerator until ready to use. It will last up to a week.
  • When ready to serve, strain the blackberry-habanero syrup. This will produce about 1 cup or enough for 4 drinks.
  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add the margarita ingredients. Shake well.
  • Rim the glass with salt and lime zest and fill with ice.
  • Pour the margarita into the glass and garnish with a lime slice and blackberry.


Calories: 466kcal | Carbohydrates: 88g | Protein: 2g | Sodium: 39mg | Potassium: 304mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 79g | Vitamin A: 405IU | Vitamin C: 55.8mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2.9mg