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
Ingredients

  • 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)
Directions
  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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Liz

1 comment:

  1. Looks delightful. We are fans of agave nectar...
    Love your photos. I'll be posting my #summerfest berry dessert tomorrow (still writing)!
    LL

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