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Blueberry Mint Margarita Recipe

Cool Down to a Buzzy Blueberry-Mint Margarita

The following post was written by Liz Hughes, who blogs at Virtually Homemade and is part of POPSUGAR Select Food.

Hands down, a margarita is my favorite cocktail any time of year. Now that Summer is upon us, and the grocery stores and farmers 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 this yummy cocktail.   

Luckily, in my hometown of San Diego, mint grows like a weed year-round. I simply step out to my backyard and pick a beautiful bunch of emerald leaves. When chopped, these leaves produce a beautiful aroma that fills the kitchen with minty freshness. I'm a little obsessed with combining fruit and mint — it's just so good, and both flavors complement each other perfectly. Add an extra squeeze of lime, and you have the perfect warm-weather refreshment.

I also know that there are so many good things in blueberries, like antioxidants, 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.

Blueberry-Mint Margarita


Serves 2

Ingredients:

1/2 cup lime juice (juice from two limes), reserving lime rinds for rimming the glasses
1 cup fresh blueberries
2 tablespoons agave nectar
1 tablespoon fresh mint, roughly chopped
3 ounces silver tequila
1 ounce triple sec
Sugar, for the rim
fresh mint sprigs
Splash of seltzer, optional

Directions:

  1. Place the lime juice, blueberries, agave, and mint in a blender, and blend until smooth. Pour the blueberry mixture through a sieve into a large glass. Press down on the solids to extract the juice. Discard the solids.
  2. Take the reserved lime wedges, and run them around the rim of two glasses. Place the sugar on a plate, and dip each moistened rim in the sugar to coat. Fill the two glasses with ice.
  3. In a large cocktail shaker filled with ice, add the blueberry mixture, tequila, and triple sec. Shake well.
  4. Divide evenly between two glasses. Top with a splash of seltzer, and garnish with mint.
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