blackberry tequila spritzer

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.

  • Author: Indi Hampton
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: American


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
  • 2- 3 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