When blueberries are in season there is nothing better than whipping up a fresh Blueberry Margarita and enjoying the warm summer! Fresh blueberries are muddled with lime and orange juices, tequila, Cointreau, and a little simple syrup for sweetness. It is the perfect blend!
Making it Sweeter
This is a perfectly balanced Blueberry Margarita recipe – a little tart from the blueberries and lime, sweetness from the simple syrup and orange, and then a kiss of salt on the rim of the glass.
However if you like your cocktails a little sweeter, like a daquiri or mojito, then you can certainly do that:
- Add another ½ oz of simple syrup.
- Rim the glass with sugar.
- Rim the glass with a 50/50 mix of sugar and salt.
Tips on Straining Your Blueberry Margarita
Blueberries are actually FULL of little tiny seeds an when they are muddled they release into the juice. To remove some of those you can double strain your blueberry margaritas:
Shake the margarita in the shaker and strain through the shaker into a small fine mesh sieve over your prepared glass. This will catch most of the pulp and seeds from going into your glass.
The solids of the blueberries can also tend to clog up the shaker strainer. You may need to rattle your shaker back and forth and few times to loosen the solids and allow the liquid to strain through.
Another tip is to spoon out and discard 1 or 2 spoonful’s of blueberry pulp before straining the margarita into your glass.
- ½ cup fresh blueberries (if your berries are super ripe and juicy you can just use ⅓ cup)
- 1.5 oz silver or reposado tequila
- ½ oz Cointreau
- ½ oz fresh lime juice
- ½ oz fresh orange juice
- ½ oz simple syrup see notes for recipe
- Kosher salt
- garnish – lime wedge or wheel, and fresh blueberries
- Place the kosher salt on a flat plate. Rum a lime or orange wedge around the rim of the cocktail glass. Dip in the kosher salt so that the salt sticks to the rim of the glass. Fill the glass with crushed ice and set aside.
- In a cocktail shaker muddle the fresh blueberries until they are pulverized. Use a cocktail muddle stick or the handle end of a wooden spoon.
- Pour in the Cointreau, tequila, lime juice, orange juice and simple syrup. fill the shaker about ⅔ with ice.
- Shake the margarita vigorously for about 20-30 seconds.
- Strain into your prepared cocktail glass.
- NOTES ON STRAINING: The solids of the crushed blueberries can clog the strainer of the cocktails shaker. You may need to repeatedly rattle the shaker back and forth so the liquid can strain through the solids. Blueberries are full of little seeds, if you do not want those in your cocktail you can double strain your cocktail by setting a small fine mesh sieve over your cocktail glass and straining the cocktail through that.
If nutrition facts are provided they are calculated as an estimate to the best of our knowledge.