Liven up your typical margarita recipe with fresh blueberries to create a Blueberry Margarita cocktail that is oh so pretty.
This Blueberry Margarita is made with tequila, lime juice, and triple sec, just like the original, but we’ve added blueberry juice from muddled blueberries to give it a pop of color and a bit of fruitiness.
If you’re expecting blueberry juice to turn out blue, you maybe surprised to see that blueberry juice is actually purple.
All of the color in blueberries comes from the skins. When you muddle blueberries – as you do in this recipe – pressing the skins is what gives the juice color. Turns out the skins of blueberries are actually purple.
When combined with the other ingredients in this cocktail, you’ll end up with a light purple color. Smashing the blueberries for longer and with more vigor will give a deeper color (if that’s what you want).
Don’t Forget the Rim Salt
As with any good margarita, this drink is served over ice with a salt rim. Kosher salt is best to use for the rim, as it’s not as “salty” as table salt.
If you want to make it super easy, this Jose Cuervo rim salt is perfect for preparing a margarita. The container comes with a lime juicer and a tray for preparing the rim salt.
You can always just prepare your own salt on a plate. Wet the rim of the glass with a lime, then dip it in evenly around the rim.
Be sure to use plenty of ice. The glass should be filled with it before you pour in the cocktail. This will keep your drink cold for as long as it takes to drink it.
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Blueberry Margaritas are a fun twist on a classic that both pretty and delicious.
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 2 oz lime juice
- 4 oz silver tequila
- 2 oz Cointreau
- Salt for the rim
- Extra blueberries for garnish
- Muddle the blueberries in a glass, pressing the skins as much as possible to extract color. Strain using a fine mesh sieve. Discard (or keep for another use) the pulp and skins.
- Pour the blueberry juice into a cocktail shaker. Add the lime juice, tequila, Cointreau and ice. Shake vigorously.
- Prepare the rim of the glass by rubbing it with a lime wedge. Pour some salt onto a small plate. Dip the rim of the glass into the salt to coat.
- Fill the glass with ice. Pour the cocktail over the ice into each glass. Garnish with fresh blueberries.
- Blueberry juice can be kept for up to a week in a container in the refrigerator.
- Trade the tequila for mezcal for a smoky margarita.
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Amount Per Serving:Calories: 266Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 293mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 2gSugar: 15gProtein: 1g
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