Fresh Huckleberry Margarita is a SUPER bright and unique mixed drink that screams Pacific Northwest!

And, it’s pretty simple to make. Purchase or harvest Fresh Huckleberries, grab some lime, simple syrup, and Tequila, and just like that you have an easy and bright drink!

Huckleberries are native to the Pacific Northwest. We are lucky to have many evergreen huckleberry bushes in our yard and surrounding area.

It doesn’t get better than walking outside with the kiddos, and harvesting fresh huckleberries towards the end of summer, beginning of fall months.

So, with fresh berries, we make margaritas! Or bread, but we went with margaritas first (haha). I’ll get to bread or muffins next :).

fresh huckleberries on marble countertop next to huckleberry margarita in clear gobler glass

To make this drink, fresh huckleberries are blended in a blender with the rest of the ingredients, then strained for any pulp.

The result is a beautifully deep purple color drink that’s so festive and eye-catching!

fresh huckleberries margaritas on marble countertop in clear gobler glass


Can huckleberries be eaten raw?

Yes, going for the darkest huckleberries will be your best bet for flavor. Huckleberries taste similar to blueberries but more tart.
Enjoy huckleberries raw by snacking on them or adding them to this huckleberry margarita.

What does unripe huckleberry look like?

Unripe fresh huckleberries are green then transform to red, and at this stage they are inedible. Whereas ripe huckleberries are dark purple/blue in color and are slightly sweet and tart and are great to snack on or add to recipes.


Yes, you can absolutely use frozen huckleberries, however you will need to allow the berries to thaw to room temperature then continue the rest as described,

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bright deep purple red huckleberry margarita alcoholic drink


  1. Use a blender to get the most flavor out of fresh huckleberries.
  2. Use a strainer to keep your drink smooth and clear from pulp is a must.
  3. Use a spoon to squeeze the pulp from the strainer.


  • Fresh Huckleberries can be harvested in the Pacific Northwest, or purchased from local markets during season, which is late summer/early fall.

  • Lime juice. Use only fresh squeezed lime juice to get the best most fresh flavor.

  • Simple syrup. Make your own using a 1:1 ratio of sugar to water. Easy peasy!

  • Tequila. Use your favorite tequila. We used Reposado Tequila.


My absolute favorite food processor/blender that I’ve had for years!

Measuring cups and spoons

deep red drink over ice in gobler glass


This margarita with fresh huckleberries recipe pairs great with seafood! Try my Crab Rangoon recipe, full of fresh crab meat and all the satisfying crunch.

If you like clams, you have to pair this with Clam Jalapeno Poppers! They are out of this world addicting!

Or enjoy with Silky Hummus and Pita chips on a Charcuterie board.

You will also enjoy my Spicy Mango Margarita recipe!

bright deep purple red huckleberry margarita alcoholic drink with fresh huckleberries

Fresh Huckleberry Margarita

This is an easy and vibrant drink recipe using fresh huckleberries, lime, simple syrup, and Tequila.
This margarita recipe knocks it out of the park in every department!
5 from 3 votes
Total Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Pacific Coast
Servings 2 servings


  • 4 oz tequila your favorite
  • 1 oz lime juice (2 tbsp)
  • 3 tbsp simple syrup
  • ½ cup of fresh huckleberries


  • Add huckleberries, lime juice, and simple syrup to a blender and blend until pureed.
  • Prepare 2 glasses with salt & sugar rim, and ice. Strain the blended mixture over the 2 glasses, using a spoon to squeeze the juice of the huckleberries out.


Harvest your own fresh huckleberries or purchase them from a market.
Keyword boozy drinks, easy margarita, fresh huckleberries, huckleberry alcoholic drink, margarita recipe, unique margaritas
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