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.     

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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.

Love Maragaritas? I know I do.  Here’s more great margarita recipes!

Margarita Mania

Strawberry Margarita

Guava Margarita

Carrot Margarita

Citrus Margarita

Cantaloupe Margarita

Papaya Margarita

Pina y Pepino Margarita

Watermelon Margarita

 Mango Margarita 

Honeydew Margarita

Cherry Margarita

Peach Margarita

Kiwi Margarita

Blackberry Margarita

Watermelon Cucumber Margarita

Pineapple Margarita

 

Comments

  1. says

    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

  2. says

    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!

  3. says

    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 :)

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