With only 4 ingredients, these delicious blueberry margaritas comes together in minutes. This is one simple, smooth, show-stopping recipe!
Why This Recipe Works
This recipe is an easy new twist on the classic margarita. As an added bonus, the color is gorgeous!
Most importantly is tastes amazing. In fact, our designated taste tester, Hot Tom, says this blueberry margarita is his favorite margarita I’ve ever made.
What Goes Into This Recipe
This recipe is only four ingredients! All you need is tequila, blueberries, lime juice, and simple syrup.
Tequila – Use blanco or silver tequila which is the clear variety of tequila.
Simple Syrup – Simple syrup can be purchased or homemade. To make it at home, put equal parts water and sugar (eg. 1 cup each) in a saucepan or small pot over medium heat. Stir until the sugar has completely dissolved. Turn off the heat, let the simple syrup cool and you’re done!
Step 1 – Blend all the ingredients.
Step 2 – Use a mesh strainer to strain the margarita mixture. Note – You can skip the straining step if you wish. The margarita will just contain more texture from the blueberries.
Step 3 – Pour over ice, garnish, and enjoy!
My Top 3 Recipe Tips
- Rim the glasses with sugar. This margarita recipe is slightly sweet and slightly tart. The sugared rim adds a little texture and additional sweetness that enhances the margarita.
- Add a little sparkle. To amp it up even further, use sprinkles to rim the glasses instead of sugar. I recommend clear sprinkles which is also called sparkling sugar. You can find this in the baking aisle at almost any grocery store. Adding a little sparkle is perfect for parties!
- Add ice to the glass before pouring the margarita. If you pour the margs then add ice, you’ll likely end up with a mess and your beautiful sugared rim will quickly disappear. This may seem inherent but this is an easy mistake that happens all the time!
Use blanco or silver tequila which is the clear variety of tequila. However, if you’re in a pinch, use whatever kind of tequila you have on hand.
To rim the glasses, rub a lime wedge around the edge of the glass. Then immediately dip the rim into sugar or salt.
Simple syrup sugar dissolved in water and is a used as a liquid sweetener.
Combine equal parts water and sugar (ex. 1 cup of each) in a saucepan or small pot over medium heat. Stir until the sugar has completely dissolved. Turn off the heat and let the simple syrup cool.
Store it in an airtight container like a glass bottle, mason jar, or Tupperware. Also, I highly recommend refrigerating simple syrup to be safe and extend its shelf life.
If left at room temperature, simple syrup is good for up to a week. If refrigerated, simple syrup is good for about 1-2 months.
Simple syrup is a common ingredient and can be purchased at most grocery and liquor stores. When purchasing simple syrup from a grocery store, it usually can be found by the cocktail mixes or in the baking aisle.
Simple Syrup Ratio
The simple syrup is this recipe is equal parts water and sugar (1:1 ratio). There are other variations that have a higher sugar to water ratio.
If you aren’t sure what the ratio of your simple syrup is, don’t sweat it. To be safe, you can always start with less simple syrup. Taste the margarita. Then add more if needed!
Simple Syrup Substitute
Agave, honey, and maple syrup can be used as substitutes for simple syrup. Sugar can also be used as a substitute but only use 50% – 75% of the amount of simple syrup the recipe calls for. For example, substitute 4-6 Tablespoons of sugar for 1/2 cup of simple syrup.
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How to Make Blueberry Margaritas
Watch this quick 60 second how-to video!
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 1 cup tequila
- 1/2 cup simple syrup, (see note 1)
- 1/4 cup lime juice
- lime slices
- sugar, to rim glasses
- Put all the margarita ingredients in a blender. Blend until the blueberries have broken down and are well combined (about 15-30 seconds).
- Place a mesh strainer on top of a pitcher or large measuring cup (see note 2). Slowly pour the mixture into the strainer. Use a spatula or spoon to push the liquid through the strainer. Discard what is leftover in the strainer.
- Rim the glasses with sugar (see note 3). Pour the margaritas into the glasses over ice. Garnish with lime wedges and a few blueberries (optional). Enjoy!