Blackberry Tequila Smash

This Blackberry Tequila Smash cocktail is a fruity and strong tequila cocktail! Fresh berries and sage round out the smoky tequila flavor. This cocktail is one for sipping!

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What Can You Mix With Tequila?

I love using blackberries in cocktails, so I made it the way I like – with blackberries as the fruit and grapefruit as my citrus. If it were summer time you could use strawberries and lime or raspberries and orange…it’s totally up to you.

What you basically need is a liquor, a fruit and a citrus. Then you can pick whatever herb you want to use for the accent flavor, in this case I used sage.

Some other great ideas would be basil, mint (for all those mojitos) and even something you wouldn’t normally think of like fresh dill.

So what I’m saying here is this drink is more like a method that you can use to make many different fruit cocktails, just by switching the ingredients to what you have on hand or what’s fresh and in season.

Why am I telling you all this? Because to tell you the truth, tequila isn’t my go to booze. I like it, love a good margarita, but I’d probably pick a bourbon or whiskey if someone offered me a drink.

But this Blackberry Tequila Smash makes tequila A-OK in my book. Smoky, fruity, strong and boozy. That’s my kind of cocktail.

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How Do You Make A Tequila Smash?

To get started here, you’re going to muddle up a few blackberries in the bottom of a shaker along with the fresh sage and agave. Next add some crushed ice to fill the shaker halfway up along with the grapefruit juice, bitters and tequila.

Shake it up like crazy and then strain into a rocks glass filled with ice – crushed or cubes – up to you.

Garnish with a few more berries and fresh sage and then it’s time for happy hour!

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Blackberry Tequila Smash

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Drink 1x

This Blackberry Tequila Smash is fruity and smoky, strong and delicious at the same time! A tequila cocktail that everyone will enjoy!



  • 6 Fresh blackberries
  • 2 sage leaves
  • 23 dashes grapefruit or orange bitters
  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1 ounce grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 ounce agave syrup


  1. Add the blackberries, sage and bitters to the bottom of a low ball glass.
  2. Add ice to the glass, then pour in the tequila, grapefruit juice and agave. Stir and garnish with more fresh blackberries and sage leaves if desired.
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: Stir
  • Cuisine: American

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