Blueberry Ginger Margaritas
Blueberry Ginger Margaritas- made with muddled blueberries and fresh ginger syrup, these margaritas are as delicious as they are beautiful!
Who’s ready for a margarita?
As things are starting to come to life with our home renovation, I find myself in need of a drink more often than not. It’s been an enlightening experience, to say the least, but also very exciting and hopefully rewarding when all is said and done. I’ve been sharing videos of the process on Instagram but I’ll probably do a before and after post once things start wrapping up.
In the meantime, let us focus on celebrating the upcoming holiday with a Blueberry Ginger Margarita.
Besides the typical offenders in a standard margarita (tequila, lime juice, and orange flavored liqueur) this version is made with a fresh ginger syrup and muddled blueberries. Yep, it’s just as delicious as it sounds.
To make the ginger syrup, all you have to do oil simmer fresh minced ginger with agave nectar (or honey) and a little bit of water. After the ginger infuses the liquid, you strain out the ginger pieces and BOOM…you’ve got yourself ginger syrup.
From there we muddle blueberries with lime juice, add the tequila, triple sec, and ginger syrup, and shake up a storm in a cocktail shaker (or a jar sealed with a lid). Then you just strain out the liquid and serve over ice.
Overall they’re a little more work then your typical margarita but they’re so worth it. I mean just look at the color.
Speaking of color, you can use fresh or frozen and defrosted blueberries for this recipe. Frozen wild blueberries will actually give you the most vibrant color but it’s nice to have a few fresh blueberries for garnish. So you might want to get both and just eat whatever’s left of the fresh blueberries.
Blueberry Ginger Margaritas
Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
For the Margaritas
- 1/2 cup fresh (or frozen and defrosted) blueberries
- 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice (1-2 limes)
- 1/3 cup tequila silver
- 3 tablespoons ginger syrup (see recipe below)
- 1 tablespoon orange liqueur
- crushed ice for serving
For the Ginger Syrup
- 1 tablespoon (about 1-inch) minced fresh ginger
- 2 tablespoons agave nectar (or honey)
- 1/2 cup water
Make the ginger syrup: In a small saucepan, combine the fresh ginger, agave, and water. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer and cook for 35 minutes. Careful not to cook at too high of a temperature or the ginger will burn. Set aside to cool.
Make the margaritas: In a cocktail shaker (or a large jar) muddle the blueberries and lime juice until the blueberries are pulverized. Add the tequila, ginger syrup, orange liqueur and a handful of ice. Shake vigorously for 15 seconds. Add ice to two glasses then (using the cocktail shaker or a fine mesh sieve) strain the liquid into the glass. Garnish with lime and blueberries, serve and enjoy!
To make this non-alcoholic, omit the liquor and substitute soda water.
Did you try this recipe? Please let me know how it turned out by leaving a comment below or sharing a picture on Instagram with the hashtag #makingthymeforhealth. I love hearing your feedback!
What a beautiful cocktail! Almost too pretty too drink ;)
I’ve been loving seeing your videos! Renovation is so interesting to me and I can’t wait to see what it looks like when it’s all finished! I can pretty much always use a drink too haha! These are so pretty and vibrant and perfect for the summer!
Thanks Izzy! It’s been equal parts stressful and fun. I’ll be happy when it’s over, lol!
Do you deliver? ;) They look so refreshing and I LOVE margaritas.
haha! These might be a little tricky to ship but I’d totally make one for you! xo
These cocktails look delicious! Tequila and I are not friends ever since a certain 18th birthday celebration – ha! – but I would love to try this with vodka or rum.
I’ve totally been there, haha! I drank tequila and ate Reeses peanut butter cups…worst night of my life! For some reason I can tolerate it in margarita form though. ;)
That ginger syrup, Sarah! I’m in loooove! I don’t mind spending time on cocktails if there as good as this. I’ve actually got some frozen blueberries from last summer I need to use up. Hello weekend margaritas!
I’ve been LOVING watching your house renos on Instagram! I would definitely not be as brave as you guys (I have ZERO handy skills and my husband has even less lol) but it’s been so fun watching your process! Have an extra one of these for me this weekend <3
Oh my gosh, we aren’t doing any of the work! Lol! We hired a general contractor who is running the show. There’s now way we could take on this big of a project by ourselves. We wouldn’t be moving in until next year if that was the case. ;)
Renovating a home isn’t easy…it’s downright stressful! But it’s nothing that a beautiful margarita can’t fix. :) Blueberries are my favorite fruit and you better believe I’ll be making this cocktail soon — it’s so pretty!
Hello Sarah, your margarita recipe is awesome. I made it in a house party all of them love it congratulate me. But original credit goes to you. Thank you for giving such good idea.
Hello Sarah,This cocktail is awesome. Thank you!
I’m looking for some drink recipes for this weekend party.
Your margaritas recipe seems easy and delicious. I’m going to try it out tonight.
Thank you for your sharing, Sarah.
Love this recipe, it is easy and so tasty!!! I just finished it last night and the result was unexpected, my wife and daughter both liked it, which made me happy. Thanks for your recipe