Skinny Blueberry Margarita – Quick and easy made from scratch skinny margaritas. Enjoy it on the rocks or frozen, you choose! Always a winner.
I swear I haven’t been under a rock for a past few days, I swear. I thought I might hear you say something along those lines because I am posting a margarita recipe on a Monday and right after Cinco de Mayo, well exactly 4 days after. Let me tell you the reasoning behind this margarita and why I decided to share it with you today.
So margaritas aren’t only for Cinco de Mayo or even for the weekends. Sometimes I like to cheer my Monday’s up with a fresh and skinny margarita! Monday’s can be so blah and boring, but not this one, trust me. It’s so good and refreshing on a warm day. Not saying it’s a warm day here, it’s quite chilly, to be honest. Yesterday would have been perfect with the sun shining.
A little over a month ago, the hubs and I took a long weekend trip to Charleston, S.C and I tried the best blueberry margarita I have ever had. You can read about it here where I shared 11 amazing things to do in Charleston, S.C. It was a little sweet, tart, and tasty. It’s everything I love in a refreshing cocktail. I thought I would try my hand at making a copycat version but I wanted to lighten it up and make it a skinny margarita instead. Not as sweet and not lacking any flavor.
There are a couple of different ways to make this blueberry margarita skinny. I added Truvia to water to make a simple syrup with a ratio of 1:1. You can use any sweetener you like, but remember not all sweeteners are the same. Some are stronger and only need a little bit, like Stevia.
- 1 pint fresh blueberries
- 3 ounces lime juice
- 2 ounces simple syrup*
- 3 ounces reposado tequila
- 2 ounces cointreau or other orange liquor triple sec
- salt, rim the glass
- sliced lime wedges, for garnish
- Pulse the blueberries and lime juice in a food processor until pureed. Strain the mixture using a fine mesh sieve and discard the blueberry pulp.
- Place the blueberry and lime mixture, simple syrup, reposado tequila, Cointreau, and some ice into a cocktail shaker and shake until combined.
- Take a lime wedge and run it along the rim of the glass and dip into salt, add ice and pour the blueberry margarita on top.
- Garnish with a lime wedge.