Tequila is hands down my favorite spirit during the summer months – it’s an easy sipper when mixed with ripe, fresh ingredients AND it’s the only alcohol that is a stimulant rather than a depressant (hello, fun & happy!)
Last night I whipped up this refreshing summer cocktail with a great, boutique tequila I picked up from Harvest Wine Market (absolutely love them!) and some fresh mint & blueberries. It’s a seriously FAB summer sipper! And in case you needed some extra info about why tequila is awesome, you can read this…
Ingredients: (makes one cocktail)
- 2 oz. 100% Agave silver tequila (I used Espolon)
- A handful of blueberries
- 3-4 fresh mint leaves
- 2 tbsp simple syrup
- Grapefruit Perrier
First, give the mint leaves a rough chop – this releases the oils of the leaf & enhances the flavor!
Then add the chopped mint, blueberries, and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker
Us a muddler to muddle the chopped mint, blueberries & simple syrup in the cocktail shaker
Pour the tequila into the cocktail shaker, add ice and give the mixture a good shake! You can either pour all of the contents of the shaker into a cocktail glass (like I did – I like having the whole bits!) or you can strain the liquid into a martini glass and garnish with a mint leaf & some skewered blueberries for a more sophisticated presentation.
Top off your cocktail with some grapefruit perrier for some fresh effervescence!
And voila – CHEERS!
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