Blueberry Beergaritas

by Kate on May 29, 2012

Blueberry Beergaritas

What a weekend!

Katie and Sarin’s wedding was fantastic – Katie looked beauuuuutiful, and despite the heat, everyone had a great time and loved their Chocolate covered pretzels! (even if they were a little on the melted side)

ChocolateCovered Pretzels

That’s a happy pretzel eater!

After all that dipping though, I needed a cocktail, big time.  And it was a perfect weekend to try a new drink! I’ve had margaritas on the brain with all this beautiful weather,  more specifically, though, Beergaritas.  I’ve seen a few recipes for this delicious combo of tequila and beer and while it sounds dangerous, it also sounds delicious!

One of my favorite summer time drinks is a nice cold Blueberry beer, especially when it has nice, plump, beer soaked blueberries bobbing on the top of it!  So I adapted this recipe from Eat Yourself Skinny, swapping out the regular beer for Blueberry beer, and infusing the limeade with fresh Blueberries!  OMG.

Blueberry Beergaritas
Adapted from Eat Yourself Skinny

INGREDIENTS
*yields 4 Blueberry Beergaritas

1 cup Blueberry Limeade
(recipe below)

2 shots of your favorite Tequila

1 – 6oz package of fresh blueberries

2 – 12oz. bottles of your favorite Blueberry Beer

INGREDIENTS FOR LIMEADE

1 – 6 oz container of fresh blueberries

zest of 2 limes

1.5 cups of water

1/2 cup splenda (or sugar)

2/3 cup fresh lime juice
(juice of about 8-10 limes)

1) To make Blueberry Limeade: Dump the fresh blueberries in a medium saucepan.  Take a fork or bottom of a wooden spoon to break the skin of the blueberries (this will help the juice from the berry to mix into the limeade).  Add the lime zest, water and splenda and heat over medium heat until the splenda dissolves completely.  Strain the blueberries and lime zest from the Limeade with a mesh strainer.  Let mixture cool at room temperature and then stir the fresh lime juice in.  Chill for about a 1/2 hour.

Blueberry Beergaritas

Blueberry Beergaritas

2)  For Blueberry BeerGaritas: In a cocktail shaker, take 2 shots of tequilla and 1 cup of Blueberry Limeade and shake for a few seconds until fully combined.

3) Place a few blueberries at the bottom of 4 margharita glasses (and ice if you like).  Distribute the tequilla/limeade mixture into the four glasses.

Blueberry Beergaritas

4)  Top the rest of each glass off with the 2 bottles of Blueberry beer (you could also just pour the ingredients all into one pitcher as well – either way it yields about 4 Beergaritas.)

Blueberry Beergaritas

Blueberry Beergaritas

 And to answer your question – yes, these are as good as they sound!!!!

I hope you all had a fantastic long weekend – bring on summer!

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