This Frozen Blueberry Margarita is cold, refreshing, and perfect for the summer. It is sweet and delicious, made with tequila, frozen blueberries, plus a few other simple ingredients. Make this frozen treat to sip on any day of the week!
We have a little less than a month until summer is over and fall is upon us. Now even though I am looking forward to the season of all things pumpkin, I cannot help but try and squeeze in as many summer recipes as I can. Which means a few more delicious margaritas.
When it comes to margaritas there are so many ingredients to make a new cocktail concoction. However, I also love keeping my drink recipes simple by focusing on a single ingredient. Today I will be primarily using blueberries.
Fresh blueberry season has ended here in Florida, but blueberries are still easy to find in the grocery store. This recipe will require frozen blueberries. Which I know you can locate in the freezer section of the grocery store. I also prefer to buy a large batch of fresh blueberries and keep them stored in my freezer at home.
This makes them perfect to use in frozen smoothies and drinks. Like the one that I will be sharing with you today and that is a blender pitcher of frozen blueberry margaritas.
WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE NEEDED TO MAKE FROZEN BLUEBERRY MARGARITAS?
- Frozen Blueberries – For this ingredient, you can use fresh blueberries that you have frozen before making this recipe. However, I prefer to just use blueberries that are already frozen and can be located at the frozen fruit section of the grocery store.
- Lime juice – Use fresh limes or a lime juice that is 100% lime juice without any other ingredients. This is the most important part of the margarita in my opinion, so fresh lime juice is the best option to use.
- Tequila – This truly comes down to preference, for this recipe I chose to use reposado tequila. This tequila is aged in oak for two months up to a year and this softens the taste a bit making it perfect for using in any margarita recipe. Other tequilas that are available are joven, anejo and blanco.
- Orange-flavored liqueur – For this, you may choose to substitute orange juice. However, some particular brands of orange-flavored liqueur that are available are Triple Sec, Cointreau, Grand Marnier, and Curaçao. Go with whichever you prefer, I enjoy Cointreau personally to make my margaritas.
- Maple syrup – This twist really takes the flavor of the margarita up a notch. It provides so much depth and I prefer to use it instead of simple syrup. If you prefer to use simple syrup, simply mix one part cane sugar and mix with one part warm water until the sugar dissolves.
- Ice – Crushed or cubed. You will need less of this ingredient since the blueberries are frozen.
See the recipe card below for exact ingredient quantities.
HOW TO MAKE THE BEST BLUEBERRY MARGARITA:
Begin the recipe by grabbing a blender along with all of the ingredients to make this margarita. Into the blender pitcher, add in the frozen blueberries, lime juice, tequila, orange-flavored liqueur, maple syrup, and ice.
Place the lid onto the blender and blend on high until the margarita mixture is smooth and creamy, about 30 seconds.
Pour the frozen margarita from the blender into a glass. Serve and enjoy!
Hint: For a salt-rimmed glass, take a lime wedge and run it along the rim/top of each glass before dipping and turning in some large flake salt to coat the top of the entire glass. I like to use the Jose Cuervo Margarita Salt in a container to make the process easier.
WHAT KIND OF TEQUILA SHOULD I USE?
With so many different options and brands when it comes to tequila, it can be a very overwhelming choice. There are five different kinds of tequila and I will try to break them down for you.
- Respasado – Rested or aged tequila, my personal favorite to use for drinks.
- Blanco – Also known as clear, white or silver tequila. Bottled right after being distilled. This is most commonly used in margaritas.
- Joven – This tequila is also known as gold and has a golden color and is similar to blanco but may contain additives to give it color.
- Anejo – Extra aged or vintage. This tequila is aged in oak barrels for at least one year.
- Extra Anejo – A new class of tequila also known as ultra aged because it is aged in oak barrels for at least three years.
FROZEN BLUEBERRY MARGARITA
- 12 ounces frozen blueberries
- 2 ounces fresh lime juice (2 limes)
- 4 ounces tequila
- 2 ounces orange-flavored liqueur or orange juice
- 1 ounce maple syrup or simple syrup
- 1 ½ cups ice
- lime wedge to rim glasses
- coarse salt or sugar to rim glasses
- Begin the recipe by grabbing a blender along with all of the ingredients to make this margarita recipe.
- To the blender pitcher, add in the 12 ounces frozen blueberries, 2 ounces lime juice, 4 ounces tequila, 2 ounces orange-flavored liqueur or orange juice, 1 ounce maple syrup or simple syrup, and 1 ½ cups ice.
- Place the lid onto the blender and blend on high until the mixture is smooth and creamy, about 30 seconds.
- Pour the margarita from the blender into a glass. Serve and Enjoy!
- For a salt-rimmed glass, take a lime wedge and run it along the rim/top of each glass before dipping and turning in some large flake salt to coat the top of the entire glass.
*All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands used, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.
- Non-alcoholic – To make this recipe a mocktail/virgin instead, simply omit the tequila. Also substitute the orange-flavored liqueur with orange juice.
- Sugar – If you prefer more sweeteness, rim the glass with coarse raw sugar instead of salt.
- Sweetener substitutions – You can use simple syrup, maple syrup, or agave nectar.
WHAT EQUIPMENT TO USE?
To make a frozen blueberry margarita, you will need a blender! Any blender will work and it does not necessarily have to be a high powered expensive blender. The blender that I use and love is a Vitamix Professional Series 750.
Be sure not to add too much ice or blend the margarita too long or it will become watery and not be thick the way a frozen margarita should be. Blending for about 30 to 40 seconds should be enough time to get the perfect texture.
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