Got berries? Try this fresh Blueberry Margarita recipe! This impressive spin on the classic is bright purple and deliciously tangy.

Blueberry margarita

Want a berry-based spin on everyone’s favorite drink? Try this Blueberry Margarita! After making 21+ margarita recipes of every color of the rainbow, this one is solidly a favorite. It’s got a beautifully sweet tart flavor, and you won’t believe the color! Muddle up the berries and they make a fluorescent pink-purple hue. This version is great for impressing friends, or mixing up a single drink to sip on the patio.

Ingredients in a blueberry margarita

The margarita is one of the most popular classic cocktails of all time, invented in Mexico in the 1930’s. The standard recipe is just 3 ingredients: tequila, Triple Sec and lime juice. For a blueberry margarita, all you need to do is add fresh blueberries! To offset the tartness of the berries, we added a hint of simple syrup. Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

Blueberry margarita

Can you use frozen blueberries?

This blueberry margarita works with either fresh or frozen blueberries. But one note: we recommend thawing the berries first! This isn’t a frozen margarita, so it’s not blended in a blender: it’s shaken in a cocktail shaker with ice. So, thaw the berries before using them! The flavor is slightly fresher with fresh berries, but the difference is slight.

Using Cointreau vs Triple Sec

What’s the best orange liqueur for a blueberry margarita: Cointreau or Triple Sec? You can use either, but we’ve got a favorite. Here’s what we recommend:

  • Top choice: Cointreau. Cointreau is a premium orange liqueur with a developed-orange perfume flavor. It has notes of oak and vanilla, which make it taste more sophisticated than Triple Sec.
  • Next choice: Triple Sec. Triple Sec is slightly less refined in flavor than Cointreau: it has a very straightforward orange essence (almost like orange vodka). But either work in a blueberry margarita!
Blueberry margarita

Make a blueberry margarita pitcher (8 servings)

Mixing up drinks for a crowd? You can easily make a blueberry margarita pitcher: just multiply this recipe times 4! Because the math can get a little interesting with ounces and cups, we did it for you. Here’s what to do:

  • Mash 2 cups blueberries and strain them into a pitcher.
  • Add 1 ½ cups tequila, 1 cup Triple Sec, ½ cup lime juice. and ½ ounce simple syrup.
  • Add 3 handfuls of ice and stir until cold. Pour into glasses and serve!

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Blueberry margarita

Fresh Blueberry Margarita


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Got berries? Try this fresh Blueberry Margarita recipe! This impressive spin on the classic is bright purple and deliciously tangy.


Ingredients

Scale
  • ¼ cup fresh blueberries, plus more for the garnish
  • 1 ½ ounces* tequila blanco or reposado
  • 1 ounce Cointreau (or Triple Sec)
  • ½ ounce lime juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • Kosher salt, for the rim (optional)
  • Ice, for serving (try clear ice)

Instructions

  1. Cut a notch in a lime wedge, then run the lime around the rim of a glass. Dip the edge of the rim into a plate of salt (or for a festive look, use Margarita Salt).
  2. Place the blueberries in the bottom of a cocktail shaker, and muddle them until fully mashed. Add the tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker and fill it with ice. Shake until cold.
  3. Strain the margarita into the glass with the salted rim. Fill the glass with ice and garnish with a lime wedge and extra blueberries.
  4. Margarita pitcher variation: Mash 2 cups blueberries and strain them into a pitcher. Add 1 ½ cups tequila, 1 cup Triple Sec, ½ cup lime juice. and ½ ounce simple syrup. Add 3 handfuls of ice and stir until cold. Pour into glasses and serve!

Notes

*To convert to tablespoons, 1 ounce = 2 tablespoons

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: Cocktails

Keywords: Blueberry margarita, Blueberry margarita recipe

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you'll want to make again and again.

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