Divalicious Blueberry Margarita:
- 2 oz. fresh blueberry puree
- 2 oz. good quality tequila
- 1 oz. Cointreau
- juice of 1/2 lime
Pour one pint of rinsed fresh blueberries into a blender. Puree on high until liquefied and smooth. Taste for sweetness, adding 1 tsp. of agave nectar or some sugar if desired, puree again until combined. (Since its not quite blueberry season, I did add a tsp. of agave nectar to my puree.)
For the Margarita:
Fill a martini shaker with ice and to it add the blueberry puree, tequila, Cointreau and lime juice. Shake well and strain into an ice filled tumbler. Garnish with a slice of lime or salt the rim of the glass, if desired.
To salt the rim, run a wedge of lime around the rim of the glass and dip the rim into a dish of Kosher salt.
As written this recipe will make one delicious cocktail! Serve and enjoy, repeat as necessary!
I somehow doubt I've invented this lovely little cocktail, its just too good to be new. The blueberry/tequila combination is fabulous! If you're a stickler for detail, I suppose you could strain that blueberry puree to rid it of the darker bits of peel ... but why bother? I prefer to leave the puree as is, so it obvious the drink has been made with fresh fruit. Do as you see fit.
Either way, you'll be rewarded with a stunning, purple-hued beverage that goes down smooth. It tastes every bit as good as it looks and, in my book at least, counts as a serving of fruit for the day!
In other blueberry news, my friend The Wino - of Spot O Wine - has put my blueberry syrup to brilliant use in creating a scrumptious summer salad. She used the syrup as the base for a delicious Blueberry Clementine Vinaigrette that I cannot wait to try. Surf on over and take a look ... she'll make you hungry, I promise!
So, what's your favorite Margarita flavor? Are you an on the rocks purist, or a frozen strawberry quaff-er? Thirsty Diva wants to know.