Blueberry Margarita – Cure for the Summertime Blues

A good heatwave can crank up the thirst level like nobody’s business!  After a week of summertime heat with triple digits in full effect, it was time for a little quenching. 

Coinciding with said heat-generated thirst crisis, there happened to be a large container of blueberries in the fridge.

Hmmm…     Blueberries…     Thirsty…
And just like that, visions of blueberry margaritas danced in my parched frontal lobe.  I decided to conjure up a simple recipe for this blue-tinted elixir.  As with all things cocktail, there are 387,000 different variations of each recipe in the ether.  Mine is purposefully streamlined with minimal ingredients and easy to adjust if need be.  Construction is as follows:

For 2 cocktails…
·         ½ cup blueberries
·         Juice of 2 limes
·         4 oz. blanco tequila (good quality is a must)
·         1.5 oz. Cointreau
·         Splash of agave nectar to taste

Muddle blueberries with lime juice.  Strain into cocktail shaker.  Add remaining ingredients with ice and shake to combine.  Pour over ice in two rocks glasses.  Garnish with skewered blueberries or a lime wedge.
Done…      Thirst vanquished…!

A quick and simple recipe for a hot summer’s eve.  Feel free to edit things to your liking.  My half-cup of blueberries was overflowing.  You can also dial up or down the nectar and try taking the Cointreau down to 1 oz. and see how it works for you. 

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