2 Cocktails on Friday! Blackberry Jalapeno Margarita & Carrot Cucumber Margarita

Cocktails on Friday!

Ode to the COCKTAILS ON FRIDAY’S!  Here is this week’s pick:

Blackberry Jalapeno Margarita


Of course,  we had to do our research and testing… we whipped up a batch of the Blackberry Jalapeno Margaritas here at The Bitchy Business Brief’s kitchen! …OMG! our taste buds were on sensory overload!
So make sure to put on some great tunes while you’re whipping up this cocktail!   Justin-Timberlake’s Rock-Your-Body had us grooving as we made this unbelievable margarita!


  • 8 – ­10 fresh blackberries
  • 1­2 Old El Paso pickled jalapeno slices
  • 3 ounces tequila
  • 2 ounces Cointreau
  • 1-ounce fresh lemon juice
  • ½ ounce Old El Paso pickled jalapeno juice
  • Ice
  • Fresh lemon wedges for garnish Kosher salt or flaky sea salt


  • To a cocktail shaker add blackberries and jalapeno slices.
  • Using a muddler or wooden spoon, thoroughly mash up the blackberries.
  • Add the tequila, cointreau, fresh lemon juice, pickled jalapeno juice.
  • Add ice and shake vigorously until chilled, about 2 minutes.
  •  Spread out a layer of kosher salt, about a tablespoon onto a small plate.
  • Take a lemon wedge and run it around the rim of glass.
  • Dredge in salt to rim the glass, moving the glass around evenly coat glass.
  • Fill glass with ice and strain the margarita into the glass.
  • Garnish with additional lemon wedges and pickled jalapenos.

Vianney Rodriguez photo

Meet: Vianney Rodriguez :  Award Winning Bilingual Creator – Blogger Sweet Life –  Recipe/Cocktail Developer- Contributor to the Huffington Post – Author of Latin Twist Cocktail Book  

sweet life magazine recognition


We are uber excited to have our  friend’s Influence here on the Bitchy Business Briefs.  Who is Vianney and what does she do? Besides having a beautiful smile and awesome personality, she is  an amazing food, dessert, and cocktail creator!  She is a proud Tejana who feels lucky to have the best of both worlds.  She was happily raised in Texas by Mexican parents. Her blog name, Sweet Life refers to living a Sweet Life enriched with the spice of two diverse worlds enveloped with the memories of growing up in a Mexican household. We also love the fact that she is from my hometown of Corpus Christi, TX.  She has created success for herself by doing what she loves!  Follow her on Twitter!  

Latin Twist Book Cover


Carrot Cucumber Margarita


Prep time: 5 minutes


  • Lime wedges
  • Salt
  • 1 Cup tequila
  • 1 Cup fresh carrot juice
  • 1/2  Cup cucumber fresh cucumber juice 
  • 1/3 Fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 Cup Cointreau
  • Ice cubes 


  • On a small plate, spread salt.  With lime wedges moisten rim of 6 oz. glasses
  • Dip glasses in salt
  • Place glasses in the freezer to chill. 
  • In a pitcher combine  tequila, carrot juice, cucumber juice, lime juice, and  Cointreau 
  • Remove glasses from the freezer and serve the margarita mixture over ice. 
  • Garnish and enjoy! 

Have a rocking weekend!

Cheers! The Bitchy Business Briefs

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