Chiks, it’s officially July! One of my favorite parts during the summer months is time I get to spend with family or friends by the water with a nice summer drink. Whether it’s by the pool, at the beach or even inside on a rainy day, I always enjoy a nice cold glass of lemonade. Almost everyone will agree that the epitome of summer is relishing in nice fruity drinks in the warm sunshine.
The Blueberry Lemonade Margarita takes everyone’s favorite summer drink and ties in some fresh fruit with a little bit of a kick. Blueberries can be switched out for other fruit you have on hand, such as peaches, strawberries or raspberries. This fun twist on a classic lemonade is perfect for a backyard BBQs or a relaxing pool day and is sure to be a hit.
Makes 4 (For 1 serving)
FOR THE SYRUP
1/2 c. granulated sugar (2 tbsp)
1/2 c. water (2 tbsp)
1 c. blueberries (1/4 cup)
Zest of 1 lime (1/4)
FOR THE MARGARITA
2 tbsp. kosher salt (1/2 tbsp)
2 tbsp. granulated sugar (1/2 tbsp)
1 lemon, cut into wedges (1 wedge)
8 oz. tequila (2 oz)
4 oz. triple sec (1 oz)
3 oz. lemonade (.75 oz)
Directions: In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar and water and stir until sugar has dissolved. Add blueberries and lime zest and bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer mixture until blueberries have burst, about 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and let cool for 10 minutes, then strain mixture into a clean jar. Let cool completely.
On a small plate, stir together sugar and salt. Rim each glass with a lime wedge, then dip in sugar salt mixture. Divide tequila, triple sec and lemonade between 4 glasses. Fill each glass with ice, then top with blueberry syrup. Garnish with a lemon wedge and serve.
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Until next time, chiks!
Blog by Editorial Contributor Shahd Abulhassan
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