Blueberry margaritas: I know…blueberries are not in the typical margarita. But sometimes you gotta walk on the wild side, right? And these blueberry margaritas are sooo simple and easy to make that you can run to the wild side.
Tonight, I happened to have (1) a Sam’s-sized container of blueberries in the fridge, (2) a half-full bottle of tequila, and (3) a big thirst for a margarita. So naturally I checked the web for Blueberry Margarita recipes. I found that most blueberry margarita recipes call for using a sugar syrup and then straining the mixture before serving. I decided to skip the messy step of straining, which also reduces the healthy fiber, in my opinion (hey, we’ve got to keep as healthy as possible, even with our margaritas…). Because I knew that the texture would no longer be ultra smooth, I figured that regular sugar instead of a sugar syrup would work just fine. And I figured right. Really. These blueberry margaritas are super simple, but pretty darn stupendous.
The colored sugar crystals on the glass rim are totally optional, but don’t they make it pretty? I had some blue and purple sugar crystals that I mixed together. These margaritas are rather sweet, so I think that salt on the rim also would work and provide a nice foil to the sweetness. Take a walk on the wild side here. Have some fun, and experiment!
Okay, I will admit that I’m writing this post immediately after I drank my blueberry
Questioning my credibility now? Hmmm….I guess you’ll just have to make one of these super simple blueberry margaritas and see for yourself.
Let me know what you think!
Here’s the recipe:
- ½ cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
- ¼ cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons lemon or lime juice
- ¼ cup tequila
- 2 tablespoons triple sec or other orange liqueur
- ¾ cup to 1 cup of ice for fresh berries, a little less for frozen berries
- Garnish: colored sugar crystals (for rim)
- If rimming your glass with sugar (or salt, if you prefer), put your glass in the freezer. For dipping the glass, put a little water or lemon juice in one saucer and some colored sugar crystals (or salt) in the other.
- Measure out all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. There will still be tiny bits of blueberry, but that's okay. Adjust sugar to taste and ice for desired consistency.
- Meanwhile, pull your glass from the freezer, dip the rim in the water or lemon juice, and then dip it in the sugar (or salt ) until coated.
- Pour your drink into the prepared glass and enjoy.