Spiced Mixed Berry Margarita

By Panfusine
July 27, 2014
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Author Notes: One of the best things I like about Margaritas is the salt, gloriously crusted on the rim, confering that touch of saltiness to each sip. I went a bit further this time and added a blend of salt pepper and toasted cumin.
This was a free form Margarita I cobbled up some time back. As much as I would have liked this to be a frozen drink, it did not happen. Reason: frozen berries are riddled with seeds that have an unpleasant texture and had to be strained out.

Makes: four 6 oz servings

Cumin spice blend

  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • fresh cracked peppercorn to taste
  1. toast the cumin in a small skillet until it turns color, allow to cool.
  2. Combine the salt, 1/2 a teaspoon of cumin and the finely cracked peppercorn in a mortar and crush into a spice blend, sample and adjust the flavors as per your personal preference.

Mixed Berry margarita

  • 1 bag frozen mixed berries
  • 6 ounces Tequila
  • 6 ounces Triple sec
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • Cumin spice blend as required
  • crushed Ice
  1. Combine the tequila and the triple sec with the frozen berries and blend until the berries are completely reduced to slush. Strain into a container and discard the seeds and residual pulp. Stir in the lime juice and the cumin spiceblend and pour out into glasses. Add ice to top up and serve chilled.

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