Blueberry Margarita

Everyone loves a good margarita.  Especially me.  The best margarita I ever had was at the bar across the street from the Hotel California in Mexico when KB and I were visiting his aunt and uncle.  We got the secret recipe, bought a few bottles of the secret ingredient to take home with us and had an unforgettable Ugly Sweater Christmas party that year.  Of course we haven’t made them since.  Probably because we have 2 kids now.

Anyways, around Cinco de Mayo this year I started getting the craving for a margarita.  I wonder why.  And I decided to make a blueberry margarita on Seis de Mayo (since I didn’t have time on Cinco de Mayo).  It turned out to be more of a mixed drink than a margarita, but it did have tequila in it to give it that margarita flavor.

So I started by making a blueberry simple syrup.  Put blueberries, sugar and water in a saucepan over medium heat.

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Cook down and reduce until thick.  Strain blueberries.

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Mix all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice.  Enjoy!

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Recipe:

2 oz tequila
1 oz blue curacao
1 oz blueberry simple syrup
squeeze of lime juice

blueberry syrup
1 cup blueberries
1 cup sugar
1 cup water

Make blueberry simple syrup – add blueberries, sugar and water to a saucepan and cook over medium heat until reduced.  Strain blueberries.  For the margarita: mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.  Serve and enjoy!  **Add a dash of tonic water if you like it fizzy!

xoxo

Caroline