Making and serving my margaritas at southern junction has been so rewarding and fun! I love experimenting with different flavors. some of the flavors we have served are texas peach, raspberry rose, agave jalapeno, strawberry, and blueberry.
the blueberry flavor is our top seller. i think the blueberry flavor pairs very well with tequila and orange liqueur. but what i truly like about this recipe is that it is made with a blueberry jam instead of a syrup. It allows for a margarita on the rocks to have fuller body and it doesn't make you miss a frozen margarita. It is thick and full and has chunks of berries in the mix.
when a guest orders the blueberry margarita for the first time, they seem a bit hesitant, but you could see the "mmmm" on their face after the first sip. that guest always comes back for another, and even has a difficult time deciding to try another flavor during their next visit to the bar.
so the creation of the Blueberry Margarita, and all Margaritas, begin in my home. it's simple and easy to make at home. I freeze berries, because they release so much juice when defrosted. you could use frozen berries, but i like to freeze fresh berries, because the ripeness and quality of the berries make a difference. I heat it up in a pot with organic pure cane sugar. You could use regular sugar but again, the pure cane makes a difference and adds to the "love" of the cocktail. For this particular flavor, I do add Raw Honey and a few squeezed tangerines. I've actually made it without and it was still delicious, but what I like about it, is that the honey thickens the cocktail and adding orange hits helps to balance it.
so after you make the jam, put it in a jar, keep it in the fridge, and scoop a bit out to add to your tequila.
the recipe is simple
- 2 spoonfuls of jam
- 1.25 oz fresh sqeezed lime
- 1 oz tequila
- 1 oz orange liqueur
- shake vigurously. poor in glass. dont use a strainer.
- salt rim.
- top with fresh lime squeeze. and fresh blueberries.
if you serve it to a friend or family member, be sure to serve it with a smile!!!