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Blueberry Margarita

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 Happy Friday!!

 Blueberry lemon has been one of my favorite flavor combinations since the day I watched Tyler Florence on Food 911 make blueberry scones with lemon glaze.

Pregnant at the time with insane cravings I needed them.  I phoned hubby to ask if he wouldn’t mind picking up blueberries on the way home.  Always the sweetheart he happily contributed to any and all of my cravings.

That evening I inhaled scones.  No, really I inhaled six, the recipe only makes eight.  I have made those scones ever year since that day with one small change in the recipe, I use lime.

I enjoy the tartness from lime and find it really perks up any fruit.  With many of my margaritas I also turn to lime more often than lemon as I feel the lime flavor add a little something special to the tequila.

I decided to add a touch of radiance to my margarita with a garish of  Honey-Tequila Pickled Blueberries.   Skewered pickled blueberries, casually laying over the side of my glass.

Picture perfect for any dinner party or even better in those rare moments when you decide to pamper yourself.     

When juicing for this margarita I find it best to strain as bits of skin do linger.  If you decide to add the pickled blueberries to your margarita be careful when mixing as you do not want to break apart blueberries in the cooking process.

If pickled blueberries are not your thing why not try frozen blueberries instead of ice?  The color is intense and in using tequila blanco you can maintain the vibrant color.  I rarely use tequila oro in my summer margaritas. I find them better suited for winter.

Of course feel free to experiment as these recipes are guides. Enjoy!

Blueberry Margarita

by Sweet Life

by Vianney Rodriguez

makes 4 margaritas

salt

lime wedges

1 cup tequila

1 cup blueberry  juice

1/3 cup fresh lime juice

1/2 cup Cointreau

ice cubes or frozen blueberries

Honey- Tequila Pickled Blueberries 

On a small plate spread salt.  With lime wedges moisten rim of 6 ounce glasses.  Dip glasses into salt.   Place glasses into freezer to chill.

In a pitcher combine tequila, blueberry juice, lime juice and Cointreau.  Remove glasses from freezer and serve margarita mixture over ice. Garnish with lime slices and honey- tequila pickled blueberries.

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32 Responses to Blueberry Margarita

  1. [...] dress your pickles up and pair them with some top-shelf tequila—they’ll be the star of your next cocktail party. [...]

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  3. Love blueberry, you are brilliant. I want to have a margarita party to sample all of your incredible concoctions, but I’ve added it to my must do list.

  4. Wow! That looks incredible! Yummy!

  5. The photo is so beautiful – looks almost too good to drink, but I’d drink it anyway :)

  6. I’m normally not a fan of tequila cocktails but I think I would have to make an exception for this one. Looks amazing.

  7. I’ve never tried anything with blueberry. It looks so pretty! I definitely need to have a party just so can try all your drink recipes lol.

  8. Looks delicious! Stumbled it :)

  9. Stumbled it.

  10. You sure know how to make a good drink look sultry! ;) My hubs is a big blueberry fan, so I’m sure he’ll love this! :)

  11. wonderful! did you see the one I made last week, too!! I added ginger to mine! Divine. Great color on yours!

  12. Delish! Do you also make raspberry margaritas?!

  13. Wow Bonnie…I surely missed tons of amusement in that kitchen of yours.
    Blueberries…corn delights etc…all in Bonnie’s Margarita paradise ;o)

    I’ll hopefully be back more often…in the meantime…here’s me passing by with a big hug.

    Ciao for now,
    Claudia

  14. I love the idea of frozen blueberries instead of ice…fun :) This is just gorgeous and love the color!

  15. Amazing!!!! Tequila pickled blueberries in a blueberry margarita…*sigh*…sounds heavenly!

  16. Margaritas are entirely acceptable on a Sunday night…right? :) I am not a big fan of the “standard” margarita flavor…but add a berry flavor and I’m totally in. Yours look fantastic! And I love the blueberry citrus flavor too :) Must search out that scone recipe!

  17. You make the most gorgeous drinks.

  18. Oooh, now THAT is how I want to get my antioxidants for the day — in a margarita. Yeah, baby! ;)

  19. Nice color! Nice drink!

  20. just fabulous… soon, you will have enough for your own book…

  21. Obviously a girl that likes her tequila! :) All of your margaritas look fantastic!

  22. Looks so delicious. I’m thirsty.

  23. You know what? I’ve actually made those scones before (and blogged them way back when), I love the combo, as well. However. Who could think of scones after seeing those gorgeously seductive photos…I want myself a Blueberry Margarita! Seriously sensual shots, there. Happy Weekend :)

  24. yum! i am looooving the sound of this drink!

  25. Wonderful!

    Have a great weekend.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  26. Oh..such a romantic drink! Lovely color and presentation too.

  27. gorgeous drink, made even more lovely to behold with that skewer of berries!

  28. I love margarita. I have not tried adding blueberries. Your photo has convinced me to try.

  29. This would definitely help to make my Friday happy!

  30. It’s so purple! & that little skewer is adorable.

    xx

  31. Another delicious looking margarita! What’s a girl to do?

  32. A very happy Friday indeed with this beautifully bright drink!

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