Beat the summer heat with a refreshing twist! Discover our irresistible frozen Blueberry Margarita recipe that combines tangy citrus flavors and luscious blueberries. Cheers to a cool and fruity indulgence!
Indulge in the comfort of Mexican food with a twist: a refreshing blueberry margarita! Diving into a plate of blackened fish tacos or crispy pork carnitas topped with a dollop of fresh avocado crema, tastes like vacation on a plate.
Much like my pool party favorite, Watermelon Margaritas, this recipe is a summery take on the classic, with sweet blueberries lending a beautiful, bold hue. Summer makes me giddy with anticipation thinking of all of those ripe, juicy berries ready for snacking and cooking- muffins, salads, margaritas, oh my!
Skip the premade mix and opt for simple, fresh ingredients like plump blueberries, lime juice, tequila, orange liqueur, and a touch of simple syrup. Get ready to savor the clean flavors of this delightful concoction.
Ingredients and Equipment
- Blueberries. – Fresh or frozen blueberries work equally well.
- Tequila – I would recommend a medium level tequila brand. Gold or Blanco tequila is fine, but don’t waste an aged Anejo (dark tequila) on a mixed cocktail.
- Orange Liqueur – Triple sec or Cointreau add a subtleness to the classic margarita taste without detracting.
- Lime Juice – I use fresh lime juice which has less sugar, but Rose’s Lime Juice or even margarita mix works for speed.
- Sweetener (optional) – The necessity of a sweetener is dependent on personal tastes. Agave Nectar or Simple Syrup are perfect.
- Turbinado Sugar or Salt Rimmer – Although there is a specific rimming salt, most coarse salts will do (Himalayan is really pretty). For a sugar rim, you can use turbinado sugar or colored crystal sugar from the baking aisle.
Blender: A high-powered blender is essential for blending the ingredients to a smooth and icy consistency. You’ll need crushed ice to achieve the desired frozen consistency. You can, however, shake and stir the blueberry puree with well-crushed ice.
Citrus Juicer: A citrus juicer or reamer is useful for extracting fresh lime juice, which adds a tangy and refreshing element to the margarita.
Long-Handled Spoon or Stirrer: A long-handled spoon or stirrer can help mix the ingredients in the blender and assist in serving the margaritas.
How To Measure Alcohol: When I worked as a bartender, we used a jigger or a 4-count free pour technique (4 count = 1oz) with a pour spout. At home, if you don’t have a jigger, 1oz equals 2 tbsp.
How To Make a Blueberry Margarita for One: 2oz Tequila (4 Tbsp), 0.5oz Triple Sec (1 Tbsp), 1tsp lime juice or 1 squeeze of a lime, ⅓ cup of blueberries and 1 cup of ice.
Because of the texture, I do not recommend serving this “on the rocks” or using a cocktail shaker. You could muddle fresh blueberries and strain the juice but that produces a lot more waste.
Keep your margarita glasses in the freezer until you are ready to serve. Cold beverages served in a cold glasses taste better, and they help the drink last slightly longer.
Elevate the visual appeal of this delicious drink with a special garnish and barware befitting the occasion. While you can’t go wrong with a traditional Margarita glass, a Martini or High Ball glass is a modern and sturdy option too.
Although the flavor is slightly fresher with fresh blueberries, frozen ones can be substituted.
Either works. Cointreau is a premium orange liqueur with refined notes of oak and vanilla. Triple Sec has a very straightforward orange essence, similar to orange vodka.
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Blueberry Margarita Mix
- 8 ounce Tequila Your favorite blanco or gold brand.
- 2 ounce Cointreau or Triple Sec
- 4 tablespoon Fresh lime juice Substitution: Rose's Lime Juice
- 4 tablespoon Agave nectar. or simple syrup
- 1 cup Blueberries fresh or frozen
- 4 cup Ice
- Lime wedge For rimming
- Crystal Sugar
- Lime wheels
- Skewer of blueberries
- Rim the glasses. If you don't have a glass rimmer, you can use two small plates. First dip the glass upside down into lime juice or wipe a lime wedge all the way around. Then dip the glass and swirl it around on a plate with margarita salt.
- In a blender, add the blueberries and lime juice. Pulse lightly until you have a slightly broken up mixture. Add the rest of the ingredients including ice and pulse until mostly smooth. If using straws for your drinks, you may need to add a bit of water to make it the right consistency.
- Pour the blueberry puree into glasses. Garnish with a lime wheel and blueberry skewer. Enjoy!