Blueberry Lemongrass Margarita#Improv

We do not get blueberries in winter. These berries arrive in summer. Here the summer has just began to start.
Used blueberries pie filling to make this cocktail.

The Lemongrass used is from my kitchen garden. It has a subtle citrus flavor  with a hint of spice. It works really nice in this drink without overpowering the blueberries or the tequila. This berry cocktail gives a lemony lift to a lightly sweet blueberry syrup. 

Single serving
Ingredients


1 Stalk Fresh Lemongrass
1/2 Cup Blueberry Pie filling
1 Cup Water
Juice of One Lemon
100 Ml Club Soda or Sparkling Water
60 Ml Silver Tequila


Method 

Trim lemongrass ends and peel away any tough outer leaves. Starting from the base end, cut stem into long 1-inch pieces. Smash each lemongrass piece once or twice with dull side of knife to bruise and break open.

Combine lemongrass, blueberries and water in a saucepan. Stir with wooden spoon, smashing some berries and bring it to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and  let it simmer 10  to 15 minutes or until thickened and slightly syrupy.

Line strainer with two layers of cheesecloth, and set strainer over a bowl. Pour blueberry mixture into center of cheesecloth, and let drain completely, about 10 minutes. Pull together ends of cloth, closing them up around remaining fruit, and carefully squeeze out any remaining juice. Discard solids, and stir in lemon juice. Keep this in the refrigerator to chill. Use how much required and store the remaining the 
refrigerator.
In a cocktail shaker, 4 tablespoons blueberries lemon grass syrup , ice cubes, the tequila and give it a good shake. Pour this into your serving glass and top it with club soda.
Taste and add more syrup, or club soda if desired. 

Sip this drink on a hot summer afternoon or evening. Enjoy..

My Notes:

Since I,  used blueberry pie filling did not add sugar while preparing the syrup.  If you are using fresh or frozen blueberries then add sugar to your taste.


Labels : Cocktail, Blueberry Lemongrass Margarita, Improv Cooking Challenge
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Check out what we made using blueberry and lemongrass as our ingredients this month
Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.

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  2. Great idea going with a cocktail for this challenge Sneha...why didn't I think of that? It is the perfect profile for a refreshing drink.

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