Blackberry Tequila Lemon Cooler…the perfect (pretty) summer cocktail that’s the easiest to mix up. Fresh blackberries muddled with thyme and topped with tequila, lemonade, and a splash of sparkling water. This colorful and refreshing lemon cooler requires just four ingredients and about five minutes of prep time. It doesn’t get easier or more delicious! This is the perfect drink to make for your next outdoor get together, picnic in the park, or simply for an easy afternoon sip on the porch.

This post is sponsored by Florida’s Natural.

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Growing up on the lake in Cleveland, Ohio, summers were spent outside swimming, running around with my brothers, and playing hostess with my grandma every chance I got. I’m pretty sure most of you know what a hot and humid summer is like. So, also know that refreshing drinks were always a must. My brothers and I would sip on the lemonade my mom would keep stocked in the fridge. It’s the one drink I truly associate with summertime. Anyone else?

We’d often take fresh fruit, add it to a blender with the lemonade and some ice, and make homemade “slushies” (here’s a link to my adult slushie version!). I remember them being so refreshing and delicious. My summer memories are some of my favorites. I was the kid that LOVED summer and soaked up every single minute.

Summers in Colorado are very different from the balmy, hot, and humid summers of my youth. But I’m still all about a refreshing summertime drink. The only difference now is a better brand of lemonade…and a splash or two of tequila.

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This fun blackberry lemon cooler is the easiest to mix up, so let’s get started on the details.

Start off by muddling fresh blackberries with thyme to infuse the juice with a slight thyme favor. Then add your favorite silver tequila and shake. Strain the mix into a glass with ice and top off with Florida’s Natural Lemonade…a summertime staple in my fridge.

The last step is optional, but I love making each drink look pretty by adding fresh berries and thyme. I highly suggest this step!

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I love keeping a jug of lemonade in the fridge at all times in the summer. It makes it so simple to create the easiest summer cocktails. Easy cocktails mean less time in the kitchen and more time outside in the sun, which I am certainly all about.

The best part about this cocktail? It requires only four simple ingredients that I pretty much always have on hand in the summer. And If you don’t love blackberries? That’s no problem. This is just as refreshing and delicious when made with raspberries, blueberries, or strawberries! You could even muddle up some fresh cherries or peaches. Any of these would be great!

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To make entertaining a breeze, I’ve included recipes for both a single cocktail and pitcher style. The 4th of July is only two short days away, and this is 100% on my menu for Thursday! Though I will be doubling the pitcher recipe to serve my big family while we are vacationing in Costa Rica! I already know they’re going to love this lemon cooler.

Lastly, for a festive 4th of July cocktail, make 3 pitchers of this lemon cooler, 1 with blackberries or blueberries, 1 with strawberries or raspberries, and 1 with white peaches. Then serve each pitcher next to each other for a red, white, and blue cocktail bar!

Gotta love a delicious drink!

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4.69 from 19 votes

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The Recipe

Blackberry Tequila Lemon Cooler

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 makes drink
Calories 276 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup fresh blackberries, plus more for serving
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves, plus more for serving
  • 1/4 cup (2 ounces) silver tequila
  • 1 cup Florida's Natural® Brand Lemonade
  • sparkling water, for topping

Instructions

  1. 1. Fill a cocktail glass with ice.

    2. In a cocktail shaker or glass jar, add blackberries and thyme and muddle together, squashing the berries to release the juices from the fruit. Add the tequila and strain into the prepared glass. Add the lemonade. Top off with sparkling water. Serve with fresh berries and thyme. Drink!

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4.36 from 14 votes

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

The Recipe

Blackberry Tequila Lemon Cooler Pitcher

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh blackberries, plus more for serving
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves, plus more for serving
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) silver tequila
  • 4 cups Florida's Natural® Brand Lemonade
  • sparkling water, for topping

Instructions

  1. 1. In a cocktail shaker or glass jar, add the blackberries and thyme and muddle together, squashing the berries to release the juices from the fruit. Add the tequila.

    2. Strain into a large pitcher. Add the lemonade, stirring to combine. Chill until ready to serve.

    3. To serve, fill glasses with ice and pour the drink over top. Top with sparkling water. Serve with fresh berries and thyme. Drink!

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