Summer has made itself known here, and an icy, frozen margarita is a foolproof way to cool down and enjoy your summer at the same time! This Blueberry Jalapeño Limeade Margarita has got your back.
Margaritas are my all-time favorite alcoholic drink. I am always up for a good margarita – especially when I’ve got some chips and queso to complement it – and it’s perfect for any situation.
Date night? Each person should get a different flavor and then you can share (and even try mixing the two flavors together!)
Bad Day at the Office? Is there a better after-work drink? (The correct answer is ‘no,’ fyi.)
Girls’ Night Out? Good friends and margaritas are like peanut butter and jelly – perfectly paired.
Lunch Date with Your Mom? Margaritas and chimichangas for the win!
Summertime Chilling on Your Patio? Yes, please! Sunshine and margaritas!
When I first met my husband, he bought the store-mix, added tequila and called it good. But homemade margaritas are so easy and so, so much better than any store-bought mixture. Once I started making my own, I vowed never to buy that bland mix again. And this Blueberry Jalapeño Limeade Margarita will make you vow the same!
What is a Margarita, Exactly?
The definition of a classic margarita is a drink consisting of tequila, orange liquor (such as triple sec), and lime juice. It is usually served on the rocks (with ice in the glass) or frozen (blended with ice).
There’s a lot of debate about where and when it was invented, and more than likely it was just a variation on another cocktail.
But to whomever made the first margarita: thank you! We appreciate your ingenuity!
Alright, let’s get down to business. Today we’re making a spin on the classic margarita: a Blueberry Jalapeño Limeade Margarita.
What You’ll Need:
To make two margaritas, you’ll need:
- 1/2 c. good quality tequila
- 1/4 c. triple sec
- 1/2 c. Trader Joe’s jalapeño limeade (or plain limeade)
- 1/4 c. fresh blueberries
- 2 1/2 c. ice
Note: The only place I know to find jalapeño limeade is at Trader Joe’s. If you don’t have one near you, you can use plain limeade; you just won’t have the little kick of heat from the jalapeño. You could also make your own jalapeno simple syrup and use 6 tablespoons regular limeade and 2 tablespoons simple syrup. If you are making your own, here’s how to tell if the jalapeño you are using will be spicy or mild.
Making the Blueberry Jalapeño Limeade Margarita
Making a margarita at home is relatively simple.
Gather all your ingredients together. Measure and pour everything into a strong blender.
Blend for about 1 minute, or until your margarita has reached your desired slushy consistency.
Pour into salt-rimmed glasses (see how-to below) and garnish with a lime wedge. Serve immediately for best slushy quality.
Enjoy with a healthy amount of sunshine, porch-sitting, and chips and queso for maximum satisfaction.
How to Salt the Rim of a Glass:
Pour a small amount of liquid (limeade, lime juice or water) into a bowl that has a larger bottom than the top of the glass.
Dump an amount (probably about 1/4 -1/2 cup) of coarse salt onto a plate or into another large-bottomed bowl. I used lime salt for this recipe, but if you can’t find lime salt, you can use any kind of coarse salt. The lime salt was an item I found at a local spice shop, so definitely check locally!
Turn your glass upside down. Submerge the top of the glass about 1/2 inch into the limeade and swirl it around to make sure it gets the glass wet!
Immediately dip the glass into the salt. You might have to push the salt up against the edge of the glass to help it stick.
Turn the glass right side up and carefully pour your margarita into it.
You can also buy fancy little margarita glass salt rimmers to make it even simpler. They’re less than $10 on Amazon, and if you make a lot of margaritas, it’s probably worth it!
Variations and Notes
Try switching up the blueberries with a different berry, like strawberries or raspberries. Or mix all three together and try a Mixed Berry Jalapeño Limeade Margarita. In fact, I think this is on my porch-sitting-drink list for tonight!
Mix it up by using lemonade and jalapeño simple syrup instead of jalapeño limeade.
Serve the Blueberry Jalapeño Limeade Margarita on the rocks: shake all the ingredients together, except the ice. Add ice to 2 glasses (with salted rims) and pour margarita mix over top.
Blueberry Jalapeno Limeade Margaritas
- 1/2 c. tequila
- 1/4 c. triple sec
- 1/2 c. jalapeno limeade or regular limeade
- 1/4 c. fresh blueberries rinsed
- 2 1/2 c. ice
- coarse salt for salting rim of glass
To make the margarita:
- Place all ingredients except salt in a powerful blender.
- Blend until slushy (or until desired consistency)
- Pour into salt-rimmed glasses and serve immediately.
- Makes 2 servings.
To salt rim of your glass:
- Pour a small amount of limeade (use lime juice in a classic marg) into a wide bottomed bowl. Spread coarse salt onto a small plate.
- Turn your glass upside down. Dip about 1/4-1/2 inch deep into the limeade and then press it into the salt.
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