This Blueberry Sunrise Margarita is a refreshing take on a Tequila Sunrise recipe. Made with fresh wild blueberries, tequila, orange juice, orange liqueur, and lime juice, this drink is sure to become a favorite.
How to make a Blueberry Sunrise Margarita
This margarita might be one of my best margarita recipe is a long time. It's my take on a Tequila Sunrise, the drink with the layers of yellow (from OJ) and orangeish-red (from grenadine), so it looks like the sky when the sun is rising.
Watch the video on how to make a margarita
Mine has blueberries in it instead of the grenadine. Once the drink is mixed up, it looks more like a blueish-pinky-purple sunset than a sunrise; however, it doesn't really matter the color.
Drink a few of these Blueberry Sunrise Margaritas and it will look any color you want it to be.
I used blueberries for this margarita because I live in New England and blueberries are a big thang up here. Wild blueberries are all over the place up here.
Literally, blueberries just grow rampant in people's backyards, including mine, so this is my little homage to nature's most potent antioxidant.
Speaking of antioxidants, this margarita could be considered a health drink because of the blueberries, OJ, and fresh lime juice.
Now, I'm not a licensed Doctor, but I like to play one on this blog, so take this 411 and run with it.
Like really run with it...down the street...to your neighbors and let them know that they too can partake in the many health benefits of this Blueberry Sunrise Margarita.
Breakfast will never be the same...or the neighborhood because now you'll have a bunch of drunkards for neighbors. #dontblameme
Be sure to make this Blueberry Sunrise Margarita your go-to tequila recipe for all your parties!
Blueberry Sunrise Margarita
- ½ cup fresh wild blueberries , can use frozen
- 1 tablespoon organic blue agave sweetener
- 4 ounces Tequila
- 1 cup orange juice
- 2 ounce orange liqueur , like Grand Marnier
- 2 ounces fresh lime juice
Optional: fresh lime slices for garnish & sugar to coat rim of glass
- In a small saucepan, cook blueberries and agave over medium-high heat over 3-5 minutes, stirring and mashing the blueberries with a spoon to break them up. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
- In a small pitcher, combine the tequila, orange juice, orange liqueur, and lime juice. Set aside.
- Place some sugar on shallow bowl or plate, wet the rim of two glasses with a lime slice and dip into the sugar so it coats the rim on all sides. Divide the cooled blueberry mixture among the two glasses, then add the desired amount of ice to each glass. Carefully pour the prepared margarita mixture evenly into the two prepared glasses and stir to mix together the flavors. CHEERS!
The Hungry Mum
Your cocktail is waaaay prettier than the original and I bet it tastes even better. This looks like a glass of happiness
Well, how can I resist one of these?? Gonna make myself one of these babies today, thanks for tip!
How did I miss this one?? Loving everything about it! The blueberry touch is so unique and so good! And I agree, that yellow rim is appealing to the eye and lovely to the mouth. We are not skilled in cocktail making, I'd really love that someone would prepare this blueberry sunrise margarita for us!
That rim! And the flavor combo of this margarita sounds like fruity perfection. Where's Friday when I need it!?
This looks so refreshing! I so could use one of these today!!! Cheers!
I hear 'Sunrise, Sunset" (from Fiddler on the Roof) every time I stumble upon this beauty! hahaha! The flavors and colors are so pleasing! This will be added to the summer list, for sure! Pinned!
This sounds fun. The margaritas I make are very serious. I need to try this recipe. Then maybe I wouldn't have to limit myself to two drinks!
Cathleen @ A Taste of Madness
Can you believe I have never made a margarita before??? This looks SO good, too bad I missed Cinco de Mayo
Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks
I' already surrounded by a bunch of drunkards so this blueish-pinkey-purple margarita will fit right in! I'm jealous of your rampant growing blueberries! I can't imagine how awesome that would be. Happy Margarita Week!
It sounds like this drink needs to be enjoyed... WITH THE SUNRISE. I mean, that's one way to start the day! #forgetbreakfast
Agness of Run Agness Run
So refreshing and delicious, Karrie! Perfect for the upcoming summer days!
Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop
This is a beautiful looking margarita! Just what I need for a Friday evening and Cinco de Mayo!
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
Lol. I call the drink you are referring to a sunset. Now I'm going to have to google the shhhh out of that and see who's right. LOL! Kidding. I don't have time for that nonsense. I am SOOO LOVING your take on whatever that drink is called, K! The colors are FABULOUS! And the flavor sounds AMAZING! I want a pitcher of this beauty IMMEDIATELY! Pinned! Cheers, sweetness! XO
Milena | Craft Beering
I am good with it looking like sunset:). That would be a great time to have more than one margarita:) I am very jealous about your abundant blueberries, I bet they taste so much better than store bought. Cheers!
Love this!! And I love that I have all of the ingredients to make this. This may just be my drink of choice for tomorrow! Great recipe. Happy Cinco de Mayo!!
Oh Karrie! what a great margarita mix!! loving this post! I love the rim idea! Thank for sharing!
Dawn - Girl Heart Food
Girl, you sure do give good health advice Does that mean I can drink for breakfast? No? Too far? Yeah, kinda thought so
Bahaha....all I'm picturing now is people running around like crazy, drinks in hand, falling around and eating blueberries cause they have the munchies from drinking a few of these Blueberries grow awesome here too and I think we have some of the best anywhere.....though, that's just me Love the take on this recipe using them and the rimmer you used is the perfect colour/flavour contrast. Pinning, of course! Cheers girlie! XOXO