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Blueberry Pineapple Tequila Sunrise

Blueberry Pineapple Tequila Sunrise ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #tequila #cocktail #recipe

I still have some blueberry pineapple tequila left after making that blueberry pineapple margarita … so then the question became … what ELSE can I make with blueberry pineapple tequila? The first thing that came to mind was a tequila sunrise. Grenadine didn’t seem like the right thing to use with blueberry pineapple tequila, so I made a blueberry simple syrup to go with it. The colors in the photos look a little unexpected–I was thinking they should be more blue or purple, but keep in mind my infused tequila is several weeks old now, so the color isn’t as vibrant as it was when I first made it, but the flavor is still wonderful.

If you think about which part of the world each of these fruits grow, it’s a bit of a modern miracle that we can even create this beverage. Some might argue that it’s ethically wrong … that we should eat local, and parts of me agree with that sentiment. I do try to eat local as much as I can. But I love pineapple too much to pass it by when I see a beautiful ripe pineapple at the grocery store.

Blueberry Pineapple Tequila Sunrise

Blueberry Pineapple Tequila Sunrise

Ingredients

    For the Blueberry simple syrup:
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar (for a "skinny" cocktail, use an equivalent amount of Stevia or a mix of Stevia and sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • For the cocktail:
  • 3 - 6 oz. pineapple juice or pineapple orange juice
  • 1 oz. blueberry pineapple infused tequila (recipe here)
  • 1/2 oz. blueberry simple syrup

Instructions

  1. Three days before, start the blueberry pineapple tequila. It will take three days for the blueberries and pineapple flavor to infuse into the tequila.
  2. To prep the blueberry simple syrup, put the blueberries, water, sugar and vanilla in a small saucepan, bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer and cook for about 15 minutes, stirring frequently or until the blueberries have all popped and the juices are distinctly purple. Strain out the berries by pouring the mixture through a cheesecloth or through a very fine-mesh sieve, mushing the berries to release all their juices.Store the syrup in a sealed bottle in the fridge.
  3. To make the cocktail: fill a glass most of the way with ice. Pour the juice into the glass, filling it 2/3 - 3/4 of the way.
  4. Pour the tequila and syrup into a small vessel that pours well. Pour the purple liquid over the juice.
  5. Serve immediately. Garnish with blueberries, pineapple wedges, and/or edible flowers.

Notes

RECIPE SOURCE: http://www.sumptuousspoonfuls.com/

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Blueberry Pineapple Tequila Sunrise ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #tequila #cocktail #recipe

This recipe was shared at Tuesday’s Table, Foodie Friends Friday, Friday FrenzyThe Weekend Social, The Weekend Retreat and Moonlight & Mason Jars.

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2 Responses

  1. Pinning! I love how fresh and beautiful this lovely drink is to make! Thank you for the recipe <3

    June 6, 2014 at 6:02 am

  2. Thank you so much for stopping by The Weekend Social Link Party over at Kitchen Dreaming. We have pinned your recipe. Hope to see you next time!

    June 6, 2014 at 7:40 pm

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