Blueberry Margarita [Video]

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
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5 from 9 reviews

Blueberry Margarita is a spiced-up version of your regular cocktail! Fruity and refreshing, it spells fun just like how you want your next summer party to be!

I love blueberries because they are tart yet sweet. It is one of those flavors that will taste good in anything. I usually incorporate it in oatmeal pancakes, French toast casserole, and banana bread! And now, it is time to make it into a cocktail.

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Homemade Blueberry Margarita

Blueberry Margarita tastes good and refreshing as it looks! It is blueberry season once again and though you can technically enjoy this fruit throughout the year, it is sweetest at this time.

And the flavors complement the tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice well! This variation of the regular cocktail is one of my favorites.

I love serving this as a refreshment in the middle of the heat while enjoying a festive spread of other Mexican dishes. We had this recently during our Cinco de Mayo celebration at home and it was well-received!

Other than that, I like how it could be fancy, yet I can chug a glass or two on a weeknight to relax. It is simple to prepare enough to make something up for a late-night family bonding over chips and salsa.

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What is a Margarita?

It is a cocktail drink that has tequila as the alcoholic component. It is combined with lime juice and orange liqueur. You can make it sweeter with a simple syrup, but this is not required.

This is thought of to be of Mexican origin, but it is difficult to point out the origin. Over time, there had been many versions as to how it was invented and by who.

But what is true is that it has stood the test of time. And it continues to be one of the most popular cocktail drinks on the planet.

Photo of how to make blueberry margarita with fresh blueberries.

What goes into Blueberry Margarita?

I use the following:

  • fresh blueberries
  • lime juice
  • tequila
  • orange liqueur
  • simple syrup
  • lime wedges
  • sugar or salt
  • ice

Notice that for this recipe, I make the concoction from scratch. It is best to use fresh ones and they are by far the easiest to adjust in terms of taste.

For the simple syrup, just dissolve sugar in water over medium heat. Usually, you need one-part sugar and one-part water.

You will need much of this stuff, but you can always refrigerate the rest for you to use in other beverage recipes.

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How to make Blueberry Margarita?

  • Puree: Make a puree out of the berries by processing the fresh fruits in a food processor or blender until smooth. Then, strain the puree to get only the smooth juice and discard the big pieces.
  • Mix: In a cocktail shaker, put the puree and add in the alcoholic drinks as well as the lime juice and simple syrup.
  • Serve: Moisten the rim with lime juice by running a lime wedge and then, dip the rim into a shallow bowl of sugar or salt. Put in the ice and then pour in the concoction. Garnish with a lime wedge before serving.

Can you make it with frozen blueberries?

Yes! What’s good about using frozen ones is that it will be instantly cold enough and you will require less or no ice. Ice sometimes waters down the drink, so it is a good idea to use frozen ones to start with.

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Can you make it in advance?

Yes! What you can do is refrigerate the concoction once mixed several hours in advance to give it time to chill in the fridge. Or, freeze some in mason jars, then defrost and serve when needed.

Another make-ahead tip is to prepare the simple syrup and fruit juices in advance. Then, when ready, just shake together with the rest of the ingredients.

More delicious drink recipes:

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Recipe Tips

  • Serve this Mexican favorite alongside Chipotle Chicken, Grilled Shrimp Tacos, and Shrimp Cakes!
  • Always serve it cold. And one trick that I do is to refrigerate the glasses, too, before I serve this drink.
  • Keep a simple syrup in the fridge for a few weeks and make your favorite drinks like homemade lemonade whenever you want it.

Save Recipe
5 from 9 reviews
Homemade Blueberry Margarita
Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 4 servings
Prep time: 20 minutes Total time: 20 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 pint  fresh blueberries  (washed)
  • 3 ounces  lime juice 
  • 6 ounces  tequila 
  • 3 ounces  orange liqueur  (like Cointreau)
  • 2 ounces  simple syrup 

Homemade Simple Syrup Recipe:

  • 2 cups  cold water 
  • 3/4 cup  granulated sugar 
  • 1  lemon  (juiced)
  • 1 teaspoon  vanilla extract 

Garnish:

  •  lime slices 
  •  sugar or salt for rim 
  •  ice 

Instructions

Make Simple Syrup:

  1. Place a medium saucepan over medium heat, add water and sugar, bring to a steady boil.

  2. Stir constantly until sugar is completely dissolved.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice and vanilla.
  4. Let mixture cool completely, for about 20-30 minutes.

Make Blueberry Mixture:

  1. Add the blueberries to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Strain through a mesh sieve to remove the pulp.

Make Blueberry Margarita:

  1. Combine the blueberry juice, lime juice, tequila, orange liqueur, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker, shake well and set aside.
  2. Run a lime wedge along the rim of two glasses then dip the rims into a plate with salt or sugar.
  3. Fill the glasses about ¾ full of ice and pour the cocktail into the glasses, garnish with a lime wedge and serve.
Calories: 428 Carbohydrates: 76 Protein: 1 Fat: 1 Saturated Fat: 1 Sodium: 19 Potassium: 162 Fiber: 4 Sugar: 67 Vitamin A: 64 Vitamin C: 32 Calcium: 21 Iron: 1
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Jennifer Van Haitsma

I'm not really a tequila fan, but I would definitely try this. I love anything berry flavored!

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Sarah Bailey

I can just imagine this would be a wonderful drink to share with friends and family when it is allowed for us to meet again.

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Tasheena

This looks really refreshing. Looking forward to making this recipe.

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Amber Myers

I would love to sip on this. I am all about blueberries. This looks amazing!

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robin rue

You are speaking my language! I am totally making a couple of these for my hubby and I this weekend.

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Chef Dennis

This Blueberry Margarita looks really tasty! I love this is fruity and refreshing! My wife will love this.

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Lynndee

Oh, wow! This is the first time that I've heard of blueberry margarita. I bet it is as good as it looks.

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Agnes

Oh, thank your for the recipe! I will mix one this weekend.

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Gervin Khan

This is really such a refreshing drinks, love the color it makes it to be enticing and tempting.

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Jaime

Beautiful photos! I love margaritas but have never tried a blueberry one yet. The traditional lime flavor is my favorite, with lots of salt on the rim!

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Lizzie Lau

I love margaritas and most tequila-based cocktails. I'm excited to try your blueberry margarita recipe. It sounds perfect for summer.

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Bolupé

Margaritas are always a big hit at garden parties and this is definitely different. I like that we can use frozen blue berries to make them too.

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Ana

I love margaritas and your blueberry margarita looks so refreshing. It sounds like a perfect drink this Summer!

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Swathi

Bluberry margaita looks delicious my favorite. I too make margarita with berries.

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Barbies Beauty Bits

I am so going to have to make this! Love that it is fresh not from a mixer.

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