Unicorn Cocktail

An absurdly-colorful cocktail that combines tequila and gin, this fun cocktail is over-the-top in the best way possible. It's not quite a margarita and not quite a gimlet... it's a unicorn that magically does both!


  • Pinch of blue spirulina
  • Dash of hot water
  • Small handful of raspberries
  • 1.5 oz blanco tequila
  • 2 oz fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 0.5 oz agave, or to taste
  • 1 oz Empress 1908 Gin
  • Fresh raspberries, blueberries, and/or blackberries for garnish


  1. In a mixing cup or glass, combine the blue spirulina with a dash of hot water and mix well until the spirulina has dissolved fully. Let it sit until it cools down.
  2. In your serving glass, add the raspberries and muddle them until they break apart and release their colorful juice.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, combine the tequila, lime juice, agave, and dissolved blue spirulina and shake well with ice. (Hint: if this is your first time working with blue spirulina, add it gradually so that you can see how the color develops; you want a delicate blue, not dark navy!).
  4. Add a few large ice cubes to your serving glass, on top of the raspberries.
  5. Gently pour the margarita over the ice, being careful not to disturb the raspberries too much.
  6. Very gently, float the Empress 1908 Gin on top of the blue layer.
  7. Garnish with a few fresh berries.