Monday, August 1, 2011

O Monday, Monday

Ever have a case of the Mondays?  Well here's a remedy that will be sure to get you out of the slump! 

In just 5 minutes, you can have a delicious drink that will be sure to bring you back to happier when you were on vacation.   I had a similar drink when I went to Nantuckett, with the boy, Liz, and Lloyd.  It had tequila, blueberries, and mint--sooo good! After seeing Jess doing a margarita with strawberries, I knew I had to try to replicate the drink that I had when I wasn't working...for two weeks...and my idea of a busy day was walking on the beach.

I had one of these on Saturday while watching Beauty and the Beast--this may sound juvenile, but I am a firm believer that Belle is the best princess...  She read books, wouldn't settle for that jerk Gaston, and looked past outside appearances to the big heart that was the beast!
*Le sigh*

Anyways.. I hold firm to the fact that since alcohol was involved, this was an activity that adults can do without being embarrassed and I highly recommend it!!

Especially when you drink this...
Blueberry Margarita
Inspired by How Sweet Eats 
1.5 shots of Tequila
2 shots of Cointreau (or if you aren't a grad student...Grand Manier)
2 shots lime juice
2 shots blueberry simple syrup (recipe below)

For simple syrup, start with this as a base.  ----I made a huge batch of this about a month ago, and still use it when I have a margarita craving : ) 

Add simple syrup and one cup of blueberries to a blender.  Pulse until combined.
After---the color is gorgeous!
 Fill a glass with ice.  Add all ingredients.  Stir/Shake.  Enjoy!!!! 
Notice the flecks of blueberry and THE COLOR! So refreshing :)

I think this would have been fabulous with mint, but alas, I didn't have any mint.  So I added an extra half a shot of tequila to balance it out (....). 

Delish! Belle would definitely approve!


  1. LOVED this post- obvi! Want that drink... now!

  2. I think this may just have replaced the Mojito as my favourite cocktail. Delighted to meet you Rachel. Buzzzz!