Blueberry Mint Margaritas | Virtually Homemade: Blueberry Mint Margaritas

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Blueberry Mint Margaritas

Hands down, a margarita is my favorite cocktail any time of year.  Now that summer is upon us and the grocery stores and farmer's markets are bursting with berries, I decided to pop a few in my margarita.  Last summer I featured a blueberry mint granita on my blog and decided to take that flavor combo and apply it to my yummy cocktail.  
I also know that there are so many good things in blueberries like anti-oxidants, vitamin c and potassium.  So why not add a little health to a guilty pleasure?  Mint and agave balance out this fruity margarita and make it a true summertime treat.

Lastly I wanted to ask your opinion on the two pictures above.  I experimented on Aperture with some funky effects and filters.  Do you prefer a more natural picture or one that's been doctored a bit?  Let me know in the comments section - I'd love your feedback!

Blueberry Mint Margarita
Makes 2 drinks

  • 1/2 cup lime juice (juice from two limes)
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint, roughly chopped
  • 3 ounces silver tequila
  • 1 ounce triple sec
  • sugar (for rim)
  • fresh mint sprig
  • splash of seltzer (optional)
  1. Place lime juice, blueberries, agave and mint in a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour blueberry mixture through a sieve into a large glass. Press down on solids to extract juice.  Discard solids.
  2. Take a slice of lime and run it around the rim of two glasses.  Place sugar on a plate and dip moistened rim through the sugar to coat.
  3. Fill the two glasses with ice. In a large cocktail shaker add blueberry mixture, tequila and triple sec.  Shake well.  Divide evenly between two glasses. Top with a splash of seltzer and garnish with mint.
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  1. Looks delightful. We are fans of agave nectar...
    Love your photos. I'll be posting my #summerfest berry dessert tomorrow (still writing)!

  2. It's got to be 5 somewhere! This looks so refreshing for Summer.

  3. I want to drink this right off my screen. What a delightful twist on a traditional marg!

  4. Hi Liz!

    My name is Alex Orlov, and I'm a writer at DailyBurn Life. We're a health and fitness website with a new editorial site and we'd love to share your amazing Blueberry Mint Margaritas in an upcoming article on homemade margarita recipes.

    We will include a photo and a link to your recipe, with proper photo crediting as requested. Note: we will not be taking the recipe itself, but just the photo and link, so we hope to drive you some nice traffic as well!

    Would this usage be OK? If so, please let me know if you can send a horizontal photo to me.

    If we could hear back from you as soon as possible that would be great. Thanks so much in advance! Look forward to working with you and your awesome blog soon!

    Alexandra Orlov
    Editorial Assistant / DailyBurn Inc.
    30 West 26th Street, NYC, 10010
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