Friday, May 25, 2012

Blueberry Thyme Margarita

Happy Friday friends, it’s the hubs here again and here’s to a well deserved LONG weekend. Sure, it’s summer time and no summer day is complete without a tasty, fresh and fruity margarita.

The best part about this drink is the blueberry thyme syrup.  I really think you could serve this with anything.  The color is absolutely brilliant and the flavors scream summer time.  I will disclose that a little thyme goes a long way.  I love herbs but if you get heavy handed with this guy, you will be re-making another batch of syrup.  You might see this concoction in another drink down the road because it is that good!  Hence the reason why bright blueberries and lemony thyme work so well with Tina’s favorite cocktail of all time (The Margarita).

Speaking of all time, here’s to the all time greatest country in the history of mankind and to those who stand up and defend our freedoms and protect the world from tyranny.  We celebrate those who gave everything this weekend so keep that in mind at the beach, on the boat and behind the grill.  Here’s to the weekend and all our heroes.

CHEERS!

The Hubs

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Blueberry Thyme Margarita

Yield: 1 cockatil

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10-15 minutes

Total Time: 15-20 minutes

Ingredients:

For the Blueberry-Thyme Puree:
1 12 ounce bag of frozen blueberries
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup lemon juice

2-3 sprigs of thyme

For the Margarita:
2 1/2 ounces blueberry thyme puree
2 ounces tequila
1 ounce lemon juice
1 ounce simple syrup (equal parts sugar & water... heated and sugar dissolved)

Directions:

For the Blueberry-Thyme Puree:
Place all ingredients (EXCEPT THYME) in a saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat until sugar is dissolved and berries start to burst (5-10 minutes). Remove from heat and steep 2-3 sprigs of thyme in the mixture for 3 minutes and then remove. Blend mixture in blender or food processor until smooth. Strain through a fine mesh strainer to remover any remaining skins and refrigerate until ready to use.

For the Margarita:
Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously until chilled. Serve over ice with a sprig of thyme for garnish.

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18 Responses to “Blueberry Thyme Margarita”

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    Maria — May 25, 2012 @ 9:12 am

    Such a pretty drink! Have a great weekend!

    • Tina replied: — May 25th, 2012 @ 9:16 am

      thanks Maria! You too!! See you soon!!! Are you bringing that little cutie of yours?!

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    Nancy — May 25, 2012 @ 9:20 am

    YUMMY!!! Hubs… we are waiting for an invite!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — May 25, 2012 @ 9:27 am

    Such gorgeous color! Ps- I think you forgot the thyme in the first part of the recipe directions?

    • Tina replied: — May 25th, 2012 @ 10:22 am

      good catch! thanks girl ;)

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — May 25, 2012 @ 9:52 am

    So fun! Love the look of this!

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — May 25, 2012 @ 10:20 am

    This is just gorgeous! The color is perfect!

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    Stacey — May 25, 2012 @ 3:11 pm

    Happy Friday! I don’t think I’ve ever commented before, but The Hubs’ shout out to the real meaning of Memorial Day prompted me to. Thank you for sharing that beautiful sentiment, and for the awesome reminder. Hope you guys have a beautiful weekend!

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    Heidi — May 25, 2012 @ 7:26 pm

    I cannot wait to try this this weekend! Thanks Hubs :)

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    Nancy — May 25, 2012 @ 8:57 pm

    My goodness, blueberry and thyme! You are quite the mixologist!

    This is the kind of drink that belongs in a super trendy, 4 star, 3 money sign restaurant with a bar/lounge. Probably in some large city, like Los Angeles or New York, and they have tables outside so you could drink these in the sunshine.

    Basically, this looks awesome.

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — May 26, 2012 @ 9:58 am

    What a great recipe! I love it!!! I think I have to try this, this holiday weekend!! I can see sipping it, while enjoying some sunshine and bbq! Have a wonderful weekend!!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — May 28, 2012 @ 1:21 am

    What a fun drink! I will most certainly be sipping on this tomorrow :)

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    Ramona Collins — June 6, 2012 @ 11:15 am

    You and Tina sure know how to make summer fun! This recipe looks delicious. Happy summer! – Ramona from Sam’s Club

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    Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — June 7, 2012 @ 7:54 pm

    Just found your site! Love! Off to pinn this!

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    Frozen Margarita — June 14, 2012 @ 7:42 pm

    Wow that drink has a really great color. I wonder how this would be in a frozen version.

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    Meaghan — June 24, 2012 @ 9:14 am

    I made up a batch of these on Memorial Day for our neighborhood shrimp boil. The margaritas were really great but surprisingly strong…I later realized that my single glass to pitcher math was off (thanks to a couple of pre-margarita beers) and I had DOUDBLED the tequila needed! Still a yummy drink though!

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    Shiloh — June 24, 2012 @ 10:49 pm

    This was a great drink!!

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    The Novice Chef » Blueberry Corn Muffins with a Vanilla Glaze — May 20, 2013 @ 11:07 pm

    […] I brought out my shaker with the plans to make a Blueberry Thyme Margarita but I was out of Tequila! The shame!! So instead I decided Blueberry Muffins would do the trick. […]

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