It’s blackberry season y’all! June is blackberry pickin’ time, and boy do I have a bunch. What do you do with all the blackberries your blackberry bushes produce? Besides making blackberry crumble and raw blackberry jam, you can make blackberry margaritas for the summer!
How to Make Blackberry Margaritas
First of all, did you know by eating fruit in its season is better for you and that the fruit tastes better? Yep, it’s true, eating fruit (and vegetables) in its growing season offers not only a better taste but more nutrients. June is the blackberry season!
The best time to eat blackberries is in its growing season. That way, you know they are fresh! Buy lots, bake with them, make drinks with them, etc., and freeze the rest.
We’ve had a single blackberry bush for at least four years now that produces enough blackberries to make desserts and have leftovers to either freeze or give to our neighbors. Then, about two years ago, my husband planting another one. We will have enough blackberries to make more blackberry desserts, and this year I’m making blackberry margaritas for our backyard parties.
When do blackberries bloom?
Blackberries bloom in early June. However, our blackberry bushes start sprouting towards the middle of May, and they will stop producing before June ends. I think It depends on the weather, where you live, and if there’s lots of rain.
If you want to grow blackberries, plan on them starting to sprout around the middle to end of May. The below photo are my bushes now. These blackberries were picked between May 28th and 30th of this year. Only pick the purple ones!!
Benefits of eating blackberries
Not only are blackberries full of vitamin C, but these fresh fruits are also a great source of vitamin K and are high in magnesium and fiber. So, while you’re serving up a sweet blackberry margarita for yourself and your friends, keep in mind, you are eating a very nutritious fruit!
How to Make Blackberry Margaritas with Alcohol
For a fun twist on margaritas, make this margarita drink for your friends. I’m sure they’ll appreciate the fresh fruit – ha! If nothing else, it’s a great refreshing drink for summer and summer parties!
- 5 ounces of your favorite Tequila
- .5 ounce Triple Sec
- 4 ounces Original Margarita Mix
- Ten fresh blackberries + more for garnishing
- Sugar for the rim (optional)
- In a tall Margarita glass, muddle blackberries
- Add tequila, triple sec, and margarita mix.
- Pour into a cocktail shaker and shake well.
- Dip rim of the glass in water then dip in sugar and twist (optional, of course)
- Pour into the glass over ice.
- Garnish with blackberries using a pick or just lay a few on top
If you’re curious at all about eating fruits and vegetables in its season, I wrote a post about that here – Vegetables and Fruits to Eat In Season. It’s pretty impressive. Enjoy your summer!!