Yield: 2 drinks


18 blackberries, divided
3 small sprigs fresh thyme
1 cup crushed ice
1/3 cup tequila
¼ cup simple syrup
Juice of 1 lime
1 tbsp. orange liqueur such as triple sec or Cointreau
¼ cup sparkling water

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    Place 16 of the blackberries in a food processor or blender with the thyme leaves.  Pulse to puree until smooth.  Strain the blackberry puree through a fine mesh sieve into a small bowl, pressing on the solids to extract as much liquid as possible.

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    Combine the blackberry puree, ice, tequila, simple syrup, lime juice, orange liqueur and sparkling water in a blender or food processor.  Blend until smooth and well combined.  Pour into two glasses and garnish with reserved blackberries and additional thyme, if desired.