A margarita is a cocktail traditionally consisting of tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice often served with salt on the rim of the glass. For this recipe, there’s an added twist of adding blueberries. And since most of the ingredients exhibit low pH levels, this drink is perfect to be paired with richberry.
· 4 cups tequila blanco (also called plato or silver tequila)
· 2 cups orange liqueur such as Triple Sec or Cointreau
· 1 cup lime juice
· 3 cups blueberries
· A few sprigs of mint
· Kosher or flake salt (not iodized salt) for rimming the glass (optional)
· Extra blueberries and lime wedges for garnish (optional)
· 1/4 cup simple syrup
Infuse the tequila: Place the tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, and blueberries in a blender and pulse 8 to 10 times. Allow the ingredients to infuse for at least 30 minutes.
Muddle the mixture: Pour the mixture into a bowl, add the mint, and muddle together (i.e., bruise up the mint) with a muddler, dowel, or a wooden spoon. Allow infusing for about five minutes.
Strain the solids: Pour the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a pitcher filled with ice. Press the solids with the back of a spoon to get the entire liquid out.
Rim the glass: If you like margaritas with salt on the glass then take a small plate or bowl and fill it with the salt. Next, take a glass (a cocktail or coupe glass will do, but a canning jar is just as easy) and rub the rim of it with a wedge of lime. Dip the glass into the salt and give it a turn or two.
Serve the margaritas: Pour the margaritas into the prepared glasses. Garnish with lime wedges or blueberries skewered on a cocktail spear or toothpick.
Consume Miracle Berry: Just before digging in, chew 1 or more freeze-dried miracle berry (this can also be done during the preparation of ingredients). Ensure to remove pits to avoid a bitter taste.
Fact: The active ingredient miraculin from miracle berry will turn sour foods such as lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, non-fat yoghurt and other citrus food to taste sweet without adding sugar. We recommend two halves or 2 servings for maximum effectiveness. Make sure to follow instructions from the back of the packaging.
1/4 cup simple syrup145 Calories