Blueberry Margarita

by Dorothy Reinhold on July 11, 2016

Print This Post Print This Post Refreshing and gorgeous Blueberry Margarita hits the spot on a warm summer evening. How pretty is this watercolor painting of the recipe, from

Blueberry Margaritas on a hot summer evening? I’m first in line.

Seriously, don’t try to take cuts.

Blueberry Margarita

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 drink

Refreshing and gorgeous Blueberry Margarita hits the spot on a warm summer evening.


  • 1/2 lime
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 shot tequila (Reposado or Anejo)
  • 1/2 shot Cointreau
  • 3-4 ice cubes
  • Carbonated or sparkling water
  • Fresh Mint


  1. Rub rim of glass with some lime juice and dip it into a plate of sugar.
  2. Add brown sugar and frozen blueberries to the glass and muddle.Add tequila and Cointreau and stir. Add a few cubes of ice and top off the glass with carbonated or sparkling water.
  3. Garnish with a lime slice and fresh mint.
  4. Serves 1.


Note: This works great as a hand-mixed or blended drink. For a blended version, you don't need to add ice since the blueberries are frozen. She uses 1 1/2 cups frozen berries per drink. Keep the other ingredients the same and only add carbonated water if the drink is too thick to pour.

Recipe source: Berry Margarita from "The Starving Artist Cookbook," by Sara Zin (The Countryman Press/W.W. Norton & Co.; $22.95; May 2016)
I’m really enjoying a quirky new cookbook called “The Starving Artist Cookbook: Illustrated Recipes for First-Time Cooks” by Sara Zin. She shares her journey from struggling young artist to mature adult who can feed herself well. On the path to discovering what makes her happy, Sara chose cooking as a way to find balance in her life.

Crepes with Strawberries & Cream from The Starving Artist by Sara Zin

Instead of photos, the author paints utterly charming watercolors of her food. The book is meant for new cooks (maybe a new graduate? someone buying a first home?), but the recipes are very appealing even to those of us more seasoned in the kitchen. The writing is friendly, the recipes approachable, and the vibe inclusive.

Yes, YOU can cook, and do it stylishly! Sara admits her default meal was Creamy Chicken Ramen. She’s come a looooong way!

And what’s not to love about her Blueberry Margarita?

If you want to save this recipe, pin the image below to your Pinterest board!

Blueberry Margarita from The Starving Artist Cookbook by Sara Zin
Disclosure: The publisher sent me the book for review. 

{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes) July 15, 2016 at 2:39 pm

I love how unique this is!!!!


Dorothy Reinhold July 15, 2016 at 3:36 pm

I totally agree! It’s not the same-old, same-old marg, that’s for sure!


Cathy July 14, 2016 at 4:59 pm

What a fun cookbook. I must find it. And yes, I will be trying this margarita. 🙂


Dorothy Reinhold July 14, 2016 at 8:13 pm

I knew that you would!


Kay Little July 14, 2016 at 8:03 am

Although I do not drink alcohol, the brown sugar in with the blueberries would be great in any summer beverage.


Lane & Holly @ With Two Spoons July 13, 2016 at 6:58 pm

What a great idea! This would be such a fun gift!


Megan @ MegUnprocessed July 13, 2016 at 2:03 pm

This is creative! So many great ideas!


Kristen Chidsey July 13, 2016 at 4:29 am

This is a beautiful drink inspired from an amazing looking cookbook 🙂


Erin @ The Speckled Palate July 12, 2016 at 6:25 pm

Love this margarita! You can’t go wrong with blueberries in the summertime, and I cannot wait to try this.


Michelle | A Latte Food July 12, 2016 at 11:00 am

Those illustrations are too cute! And I am loving this recipe! Perfect for a summer afternoon!


Sabrina July 11, 2016 at 11:03 pm

This sounds like a refreshing drink! Perfect to cool off in the hot summer!


Michelle De La Cerda July 11, 2016 at 10:44 pm

What a charming cookbook. It is both art and cooking, I love it.


Amy Stafford July 11, 2016 at 6:36 pm

Great cocktail recipe, and such a cute graphic. Love it!


Amanda | The Chunky Chef July 11, 2016 at 6:25 pm

An illustrated cookbook is so unique! Great flavor in this cocktail as well 🙂


Tina Dawson | Love is in my Tummy July 11, 2016 at 3:23 pm

Oh my, an illustrated cookbook!!! How interesting! Reminds me of the Great British Bakeoff!!! 🙂


Diana Johnson July 11, 2016 at 3:03 pm

This looks like a beautiful cookbook! I love the pictures.


Marsha | Marsha's Baking Addiction July 11, 2016 at 2:20 pm

Wow, her paintings of her food looks so beautiful!


Emily July 11, 2016 at 1:56 pm

What a gorgeous margarita! I love that you don’t even need to add ice since the blueberries are frozen! I bet you could make a raspberry version of this too!


Dorothy Reinhold July 11, 2016 at 3:58 pm

I like the way you think!


Olivia @ Olivia's Cuisine July 11, 2016 at 1:51 pm

Move over cause I NEED to be first in line! This Blueberry Margarita looks amazing and I need one now! Cheers!


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