Spring weather comes on with a vengeance in central Oklahoma, where I grew up. I miss it. I miss the way the energy crackles in the air as the warm, southern winds crash into the cooler winds from the north. I miss the eerily still, humid mornings that prickle the back of my neck and tell me something isn’t quite right. Inevitably, on those days, the wind will pick up and my hair will turn into a million little whips again, all flailing in different directions.
Sometimes the clouds turn black, the air goes green and the tornado sirens start wailing. Spring in Oklahoma is rarely boring, oftentimes terrifying and mostly exhilarating.
Kansas City has been covered up by gray clouds for days. Days upon days upon days, with a few hours of sunshine and some rain here and there. I can’t recall a more dreary, boring spring. I want to poke the clouds and shout, “Do something!” We caught some much-needed sunshine yesterday afternoon and we’re supposed to get more this afternoon, before the sky goes gray again. Gray for days, I tell you.
I took advantage of the sunshine yesterday to bring you some refreshing blueberry margaritas, which would be just perfect for storm sipping. They’re modeled after the blueberry margaritas at The Mont in Norman, Oklahoma, which is an institution. My grandmother went there in college and I did, too!
Blueberries aren’t quite in season yet, so I used frozen organic blueberries, which are actually preferable because they help lend a slushy consistency to the drink. I really recommend silver or blanco tequila for this drink, rather than reposado (rested) or añejo (aged). I used reposado for the margaritas you see here, and its oaky notes muddied up the delicate blueberry flavor.
I know, I know, you and I both had some bad experiences with frozen cocktails in college, but give this one a chance! It’s made with all-natural ingredients and it is definitely not too sweet. That means you can sip a frozen cocktail and stay classy at the same time. Cheers!
West Elm Carat Glassware
Vitamix Professional Series 750 Blender (c/o)
OXO Steel Angled Measuring Jigger
Chef’n FreshForce Citrus Juicer, Lemon
Tovolo King Cube Ice Tray
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Frozen Blueberry Margaritas
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 cocktail 1x
- Category: Cocktail
- Cuisine: Mexican
These cold, refreshing blended blueberry margaritas are made with all natural ingredients! You can make multiple drinks in your blender at once; just don’t fill the blender past the maximum fill line (trust me!).
Per margarita, multiply as necessary
- 2 ounces 100% agave silver/blanco tequila
- 1 ½ ounces fresh orange juice
- 1 ounce fresh lime juice
- 1 teaspoon agave nectar or simple syrup, more to taste
- ½ cup frozen or fresh blueberries
- ½ cup ice cubes
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- Optional: ½ teaspoon chili powder (for a little kick)
- Small orange wedge
- First, prepare your glasses: Pour the salt and optional chili powder onto a very small plate. Run a small wedge of orange around the upper outer rim of your glasses (I prefer to only salt half of the rim). Roll the dampened rim into the salt mixture.
- In a blender, combine the tequila, orange juice, lime juice, agave nectar or simple syrup, blueberries and ice cubes. Blend until smooth.
- Taste and add more a bit more agave nectar if the mixture tastes harsh or just doesn’t quite sing, then blend again. Pour the mixture into your prepared glasses. Carefully drop one big ice cube or a few smaller ice cubes into the drinks to keep them cold. Serve immediately!
Recipe inspired by The Mont in Norman, Oklahoma and adapted from my skinny margarita recipe.
Tequila recommendations: My favorite brands are Espolón and Milagro.
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This sounds so delicious – I bet even sans tequila it is a lovely refreshing drink!
Oh yes, I think it would be!
LOVE this idea! And look at that color! Mexican food always sounds good to me during the summer, and I’d bet that these margaritas would pair perfectly with our weekly burrito bowls! Pinned!
Erin @ The Almond Eater
Loving the blueberry/orange combination, and let’s be honest–we could all use a margarita on a Monday!
I love your vivid description of growing up in Oklahoma! As someone who has only lived on the coasts it paints a very clear picture and reminds me that no matter where we grew up, we all have memories like that.
Thanks, Jenna! I’m glad you can relate.
Tessa | Salted Plains
It has been a bit of a boring spring here, hasn’t it? I think I’m ready for full-fledged summer. I really love the sound of this margarita – such a pretty color too!
Come over and I’ll make you one! :)
Blueberries are in season where I am! Yes, it’s so chilly here in LA though which is extremely odd! In fact, we just had a few rainy days and nights last week! Then again, California is the weirdest state of all in terms of weather!
Sara @ Cake Over Steak
Blueberry margarita?! Whoa! I’d try it. I love a strawberry margarita so I’m guessing a blueberry one won’t be too far off. Plus for me, a margarita + any fruit = party time. Heck yessssssss!!
Heck yes is right! Hope you find an excuse to try these margaritas soon, Sara!
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
After blueberry season I always have a gazillion frozen blueberries to use up. This sounds perfect for that time!! And now…yum!
this looks amazing!!! I’ll do it and I’m sure it will surprise my friends :)
Absolutely awesome. Bookmarked and happening this weekend for sure!
Ooh I’ve never tried a blueberry margarita before but these sound delicious. Definitely going to be making these once the sun comes out in Scotland (which may be a long time away sadly!!)
YUM! Sounded so good I even went to the store for OJ and Tequlia. Just made them but added in a sprinkling of blackberries for good measure. Good – not overly sweet. Good thing I made a double batch.
Thank you, Diane! Delighted to hear that you enjoyed these!
Laura (Tutti Dolci)
Yes please, that color is gorgeous!
Amy @ Thoroughly Nourished Life
Kate, one of the things I love the most about living in my town (Brisbane, Australia) is our variety of weather through the year, especially our summer storms (which are now chasing us into winter too).
These margaritas will be perfect to make and sit on the porch watching the lightening play across blackened skies. I hope your spring weather comes around soon!
Super awesome recipe! I’ve never had a blueberry margarita before…
Angela - Patisserie Makes Perfect
These look delicious and I love baking and working with frozen fruit. It keeps the price down and gives drinks/smoothies and breakfasts a delicious texture.
This is definitely going on my list of things to try.
That’s a really good point, Angela. Hope you love the margaritas!
I love the way you captured the light in these photos, Kate!
I’m one of those people whose mood is affected by the sun. I’m much happier when I’m outside. Days of cloudy gloom would get me down too!
Thanks, Trisha! Hope you and I both get a good dose of sunshine this weekend!
Stephanie | Worth Whisking
Kate, these margaritas look so refreshing! Ready to bring on summer!
I love this! I am dying for one of these right now!!!
Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits
What a beautiful drink! So perfect for warmer weather.
genevieve @ gratitude & greens
We had wonderful warm weather for a while but now it’s been to being grey… Once the sun comes out I’ll have to whip up these frozen margaritas!
I had these last night with cauliflower-crust pizza…awesome! Can’t wait to make them or a ladies night meal!
Hooray! So glad you enjoyed the margaritas!
Kelly @ Nosh and Nourish
Soooo lovely! And I love the suggestion of chili powder for a little kick!
Oh. My. Gosh! I went to OU, too (class of 2011) and lived at the Mont, as everybody does. I’m pretty sure they put everclear in just about everything (why do two swirls knock me straight on my ass?). Definitely excited to try your version instead! Now, can you figure out how to recreate the cheese fries…
Those swirls are dangerous!!! Now I want Mont cheese fries… :)
Pili/All The Vegetables
Dang this looks amazing! Even though it’s FREEZING here in Minnesota I think the hubby and I will be having these for Valentines day this weekend :)
Pili/All The Vegetables
I was wondering what I was going to whip up at the beach this summer!
I’m in love with you margaritas recipes, and sipping this one right now (it’s happy hour somewhere…). I stopped ordering margaritas at bars as I couldn’t stand all the sugar, so I was very happy to see this absolutely perfect alternative! Thank you!
oh my gosh….i’m drinking, (compliments to your recipe) blueberry margarita as we speak (read) and wowzers! yummmm there is one problem….lmao boy oh boy soooo many trips back to the blender….hahahhaha oh well the price we pay for yummy blueberry margaritas….ty for posting
These are great! And my girlfriends loved them too. Thanks for the healthier and tastier alternative to bottled sour mix.
You’re welcome! Fun drink to have with girlfriends. I appreciate the review, Michelle.
This might be one that we start making often. Very, very good… and good for you (the blueberries). I used a bit of Triple Sec for the orange flavor, since I didn’t have orange juice. What a great way to use up those frozen blueberries from last years crop.
Thanks for sharing, George!
Absolutely loved this, perfect for a warm birthday evening in lockdown London!
I made this, however, I thought I had blueberries but I didn’t so I substituted raspberries and for my simple sugar I used about 2 teaspoons of sugar. Just what the doctor ordered :-)
Barry R. Benton
“Well I’ve never been to Spain but I’ve been to Oklahoma…” Great drink. Thank you. Not too sweet with the subtle taste of blueberries.
From some houses you hear the whining of a drill or saw. From mine the grinding of a blender.
Great! one of my favorite smoothie.
Your recipe turned out great! I made some adjustments that worked very well. I had no OJ so I used pineapple juice, no lime juice but I had lemon. Instead of rimming the glass with salt, I used fruit spice called Taijin which is a nice salty and sour taste. Because I am a health nut (I’m not) I added two tsp of chia seeds for an easy way to get some extra fiber.
Thank you for sharing, Michael!