Blueberry Pitcher Margaritas

The classic margarita gets a bold infusion of sweet blueberries, lime and mint. Ready for a crowd, this recipe is one you'll want to make all summer long!

Margarita Recipe with Blueberries serve
Elise Bauer

I think we’ve all seen cocktails that get out of hand with creativity, and we've probably all encountered when a margarita gets a bit too crazy.

I'm thinking about margaritas made with wonky ingredients like bubblegum, fish sauce, or chocolate. I think the worst I ever saw was a dill-passionfruit flavored “margarita” where the tequila was swapped out for vodka.

Vodka! Can you imagine?!

If you’re going to riff on a classic, then the recipe should be kept simple so that the qualities that made original so spectacular still shine, but the drink can be experienced in a new way.

Take, for example, this blueberry margarita. It has all the traditional ingredients (tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice) but also the addition of blueberries and just the barest whisper of mint. The result is still distinctly a margarita, but with a bold new color and fruity flavor that compliments the tequila and lime.

  • Curious about tequila? Take a look at our comprehensive Tequila Guide!

It’s a novel cocktail to keep in mind for any impromptu hangouts you happen to host this summer—and a surefire hit with the margarita lovers in your life.

Margarita Recipe with Blueberries rim the glass with salt
Elise Bauer

Try One of These Variations!

  • Frozen Blueberry Margaritas: Feel free to use frozen blueberries in place of fresh, just be sure to thaw them first. Or don’t! Put them in frozen with four cups of ice and the mint and blend away for blueberry slushy margaritas.
  • Blackberry Margaritas: Blackberries make for a wonderful substitution in this recipe, or use a bit of both.

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Blueberry Pitcher Margaritas

Prep Time 15 mins
Infusion 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 10 to 14 servings

Buy tequila whose label indicates it has been aged for at least two months and is "100% de agave."

Ingredients

  • 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

  • Agave nectar or simple syrup, to sweeten if needed

  • Ice

  • Kosher or flake salt (not iodized salt) for rimming the glass (optional)

  • Extra blueberries and lime wedges for garnish (optional)

Method

  1. 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.

    Margarita recipe with Blueberries infuse the tequila
    Elise Bauer
  2. 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 to infuse for about five minutes.

  3. 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 all of the liquid out.

  4. Taste and sweeten if needed:

    Give the margaritas a taste and stir in agave nectar or simple syrup to sweeten, if needed.

  5. 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.

  6. Serve the margaritas:

    Pour the margaritas into the prepared glasses. Garnish with lime wedges or blueberries skewered on a cocktail spear or toothpick.

    Margarita Recipe with Blueberries serve
    Elise Bauer
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
147 Calories
0g Fat
7g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 10 to 14
Amount per serving
Calories 147
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 8mg 42%
Calcium 4mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 46mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.