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Blackberry Basil Jargarita

Servings 1 cocktail


  • Chef’s knife
  • Cutting board
  • 12 to 16 ounce jar
  • Wooden spoon or cocktail muddler


  • 1 sprig fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup blanco tequila
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1 tbsp blackberry jam
  • 1 tbsp St Germaine liqueur 


  • Basil: mint, thyme.
  • Blanco tequila: any kind of tequila, vodka, gin, rum, etc!
  • Lemon and lime juice: you can use all lime juice, all lemon juice, the juice of 1/2 grapefruit or 1/2 orange in place of both the lemon and lime.
  • Blackberry jam: strawberry, blueberry, and raspberry jam all go really nicely with basil!
  • St Germaine liqueur: I LOVE St Germaine! It’s an elderflower liqueur and makes cocktails really special - a bit floral! You can omit it completely, or swap in 1 tablespoon of an orange liqueur such as triple sec or Cointreau!


  • Place 1 sprig of basil (or mint!) in the bottom of a 12 to 16 ounce jar. Muddle by crushing it with the bottom of a wooden spoon.
  • Stir in 1/4 cup blanco tequila, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 tablespoon lime juice, 1 tablespoon blackberry jam, and 1 tablespoon St. Germaine liqueur.
  • Add 1/4 cup ice and shake to thoroughly combine and dissolve the jam. Fill the jar the rest of the way full, leaving about 1/2 inch of space at the top. Fill the jar the rest of the way with soda water and ENJOY!


Jargaritas are all about the subs, so swap in what you have and make it happen!
Author: Caroline Chambers