Blueberries are in season! If you don’t have fresh ones yet, grab your frozen ones from the last harvest, your tequila, and your lime, to whip up a Blueberry Margarita!
Is everyone ready for blueberry season? Here in South Georgia, we are! Blueberries can be harvested between April and late September so I am ready for the farmer’s market to start overflowing with fresh picked blueberries! I just opened my freezer and realized that I am down to 6 quart-sized bags from last year’s haul.
My husband Brooks loves to eat them frozen. He will fill up a 22-ounce cup with frozen blueberries and sit and pop them in his mouth. I could never get my youngest, Connor, to eat them until his “Mimi” called them pops and made them fun. Now he likes them… Figures. I think I have just enough left until we can go blueberry pickin’ again to make a Blueberry Margarita!
I will still buy the blueberries in the store when they are super cheap, as long as they are from Georgia, and freeze them too. They are so good for you and they make a very pretty smoothie. I will have to make some smoothie recipes for Summer.
Here are a few pictures from our blueberry pickin’ from last summer! I am using a bag of frozen blueberries from our haul.
Braxton couldn’t believe how big they were.
Connor just wanted to keep the neck buckets and play with them in the tub!
We filled up two of these buckets so we had a ton of blueberries!!
If you don’t happen to have access to fresh blueberries, don’t worry. I used frozen blueberries to make this blueberry margarita so I can make it all year long and I think everyone has access to frozen blueberries in their grocery stores.
This blueberry margarita has all the traditional flavors of the classic margarita with the tangy sweetness of blueberries. I don’t use the “margarita mix” for this because I think it is too sweet and it usually has a lot of corn syrup/chemicals in it. I also didn’t use margarita mix for my Margarita Bars and my Margarita Dip. From scratch is the best!
You don’t need to use the pre-made stuff as it is pretty simple to make a margarita with just a few ingredients. Lime juice (fresh-squeezed is best), tequila, orange liqueur (triple sec) or you can use a bit of orange juice, and some simple syrup.
The blueberry puree that I use in this recipe is easy to make. Just mix some frozen blueberries and water in a blender until smooth. It will be like a blueberry smoothie:) I like to use the puree instead of just macerated blueberries because it makes it colder and you can use less ice.
You can also just use the frozen blueberries as ice if you prefer not to use ice cubes all together. I know that some people don’t like to use ice because it melts and waters down your drink but, quite frankly, I drink mine too fast for that to occur.
Grab your blueberry pickin’ buckets (or shopping carts) and grab some blueberries. This margarita should be in your hand PRONTO!
- 3/4 cup tequila
- 3/4 cup triple sec
- 3/4 cup fresh lime juice
- 1/2 cup club soda/lemon-lime soda
- 1/4 cup simple syrup
- 1/2 cup blueberry puree
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 cup water
- Simple Syrup:
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- Frozen Blueberries , Kosher salt, and Lime Wedges for Garnish
Make the blueberry puree by combining the frozen blueberries and water.
Pulse in a blender until all the blueberries are chopped up.
Make the Simple Syrup by combining the water and the sugar in a small pot.
Heat over medium heat until all the sugar is dissolved.
Chill in the refrigerator until ready to use.
To make the Blueberry Margaritas:
Combine the tequila, blueberry puree, triple sec, simple syrup, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker.
Shake until combined.
Stir in the soda by hand.
Pour into 6 glasses with ice.
Garnish with salt, lime wedges, and frozen blueberries if you like.
*To properly freeze your blueberries, wash and dry them on paper towels. Lay flat on a parchment-lined or wax paper-lined baking sheet in a single layer. Place in the freezer until frozen solid. When all the berries are frozen, transfer to a freezer bag and store until ready to make your drink or pop in your mouth!*