Blueberry Pineapple Margarita
February 22, 2018 by Nicole Collins
Happy National Margarita Day!
I feel like this is the type of national holiday that warrants the day off of work.
Who's with me?
First off, can I tell you how much I love that pretty much every food and drink has its own national holiday now? I don't know who determines that or when it officially became a thing, but it's so much fun to eat or drink something just because it's its special day.
Side note...check out that it's/its proper grammar usage right up there. I'm really good at their/there/they're, you're/you, and two/to/too too!
I'm not already a few margaritas in. I promise.
Anyone that knows me knows that “margarita” is the magic word for me. I can hear someone pouring a margarita from a mile away! And, I will never, ever turn down the chance to enjoy a margarita.
I'm pretty traditional when it comes to margaritas. Tequila, lime, simple syrup, with salt, on the rocks...done. That's how I like it. I'm not huge on the frozen margaritas, but I meant it when I said I'd never down any margarita. I just don't prefer them frozen.
Whenever I visit my friends in Florida, they know that at some point I'll request a margarita in Mexico (at Epcot). And, that's exactly what I did a couple of weeks ago while I was there. But, it was the weirdest thing. The stand that I usually get my amazing margaritas from was only serving classic margaritas frozen. They wouldn't give it to me on the rocks. So, I ended up with a cucumber lime margarita, and I had to specifically request the salt rim. It was so strange! But, it was still good though.
I do like to dabble here and there in flavored margaritas, despite my love for the classic. So, that's what we're doing today.
I mean, it is National Margarita Day. What kind of margarita fangirl would I be if I didn't indulge in one ( or a few) today?!?
I'm giving you a good one today, guys. Today, we're having Blueberry Pineapple Margaritas!
This margarita is like summer in a glass, if you ask me. And, summer can't get here fast enough!
This margarita is so simple and so refreshing. There are only a couple of ingredients required, but the flavor is out of this world.
We start by muddling some blueberries with some freshly squeezed lime juice and a little agave syrup. The goal is to break the blueberries down enough to get the sweet juice out of them. That's where the pretty color comes from too! It's ok if you don't own a muddler. I don't. You can use a flat wooden spoon to help squish the berries too!
From there, we add 2 shots of tequila and some pineapple juice to the muddled blueberries. Shake it up, pour it over ice, and enjoy! But, don't forget to rim the glass with sea salt first. That's the best part!
If you want to be really fancy, garnish the drink with some blueberries and pineapple speared on a cocktail pick and a lime wedge on the rim. It is important to snack while you drink, right?
This margarita is a little sweet, a little tangy, and a lot delicious. Plus, you can't beat that color. You have to go make yourself a margarita, like right now.
Alright guys. I hope you enjoy National Margarita Day as much as I plan to today. But please, be safe and drink responsibly!
Enjoy, and let's drink!
Blueberry Pineapple Margarita
Serves: 1 Print
½ cup blueberries
juice of 1 lime
½ tbsp agave syrup
3 oz tequila gold
4 oz pineapple juice
sea salt, for the rim
pineapple and blueberries for garnish, optional
In a cocktail shaker or glass, muddle blueberries, lime juice, and agave syrup until blueberries have released all of their juices. Add tequila and pineapple juice. Shake or stir to combine.
Run a wedge of lime around the rim of your glass. Dip the rim into a plate of sea salt to salt your rim. Add ice to the glass. Pour the margarita mix in to the glass, straining out the blueberry skin either through the cocktail strainer or a fine mesh sieve. Enjoy!
*Muddling means to break down fruit or herbs, generally with the drink's sweetener, to help extract more flavor. You usually do this before you add the rest of the liquids in the drink so the flavors will blend well. (And so you don't make a big old mess!)
*If you don't have a muddler, you can use a flat edged wooden spoon to muddle your blueberries.
*3 oz is a weird measurement, but it equals 2 shot glasses full.
*If your blueberries are not very sweet, you could add up to a tsp more of agave syrup.
*Please drink responsibly!