blackberry tequila spritzer

tequila spritzer with blackberry syrup and red wine float

This blackberry tequila spritzer is earthy, zesty and full of texture. It’s focused on the flavor of quality tequila, blackberries and a red wine float.



blackberry simple syrup

  • 2 cups blackberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water

blackberry tequila spritzer

  • 2 oz blanco (silver) tequila 
  • 1 1/2 oz blackberry syrup (recipe above)
  • 1 1/2 oz fresh lime juice
  • 2 oz soda water
  • 1/2 oz red wine
  • 23 fresh blackberries, for garnish


blackberry simple syrup

  1. Combine blackberries, sugar and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a gentle simmer, stirring occasionally, and cook 3- 5 minutes until berries soften. Use a cocktail muddler or potato masher to mash up berries and cook another minute. Remove from heat and let cool 10- 15 minutes to let flavors steep. Strain syrup through a fine mesh sieve and discard solids.

blackberry tequila spritzer

  1. Combine tequila, blackberry syrup and lime juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until chilled, about 30 seconds. Strain drink into a highball glass filled with fresh ice. Top with soda water. 
  2. To float the red wine, gently pour wine over the back of a spoon held just over the drink’s surface. Garnish with fresh blackberries and enjoy immediately.


Blackberry syrup will keep for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.


Keywords: tequila spritzer