Red, White & Blue Margaritas

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These Red, White & Blue Margaritas are the perfect refreshing cocktail for the 4th of July or Memorial Day!

Red, White & Blue Margaritas platingsandpairings.comHey there – You know what’s right around the corner and has red, white and blue all over it? The 4th of July! It’s this weekend. How did that happen? Toast to the long weekend with these yummy Red, White & Blue Margaritas!!!

It may be a bit more red, white and purple – But I was trying to avoid the overly fake, neon blue mixers here. Save those for Hawaii… Instead, these margaritas are made with yummy blueberries. A red, white and blue(berry) margarita. Speaking of which, why are there blue raspberry flavored candies? Who has ever seen a blue raspberry? They sure taste good though… Maybe someday there will be a genetically modified blue raspberry – Is it bad that I would buy it?…

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So… Blueberries, Strawberries and Coconut. CREAM of coconut – Super rich and creamy. It blends so well when it melts together with the tangy berry flavors of this cocktail. Kind of like a berry creamsicle… Who can resist?! If you can’t find cream of coconut in your store, go ahead and use coconut milk, but opt for the full fat version (not the lite) – It’s a holiday. Holidays are for splurges…

The one time I really miss being in New York is the 4th of July. The fourth is a big event in small town NY. The streets are closed off, street vendors sell elephant ears, corndogs, and neon glow necklaces, which everyone dons for the night. At least they did in the 90’s – Things may have changed since then. It was amazing there – Set off over Lake Chautauqua, the fireworks reflect off the water and the “grand finales” can’t be beat! I just haven’t found anything like that here in the Pacific NW. If any of my locals know where to go, fill me in!

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Wishing you all a sun-filled, cocktail-drinking, fireworks-watching, BBQ-having kind of 4th of July. Cheers!!!

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Red, White & Blue Margaritas

Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 Margaritas
Author: Erin @ Platings & Pairings - Inspired by Ali at Gimme Some Oven
These Red, White & Blue Margaritas are the perfect refreshing cocktail for the 4th of July or Memorial Day!
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Ingredients

  • Simple Syrup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • Strawberry Margarita Layer
  • 2 cups frozen strawberries 12 ounces
  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup simple syrup
  • Ice if needed
  • Coconut Margarita Layer
  • 1/2 cup cream of coconut
  • 1/2 cup silver tequila
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup simple syrup
  • Ice if needed
  • Blueberry Margarita Layer
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries 12 ounces
  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup simple syrup
  • Ice if needed

Instructions

Simple Syrup

  1. Place water and sugar in a container with a tight fitting lid. Shake vigorously for 3 minutes. Let rest for about 1 minute. Shake again for 30 seconds before using.
  2. Alternatively, you can heat the water and sugar in a small saucepan, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Cool completely before using.

Margarita

  1. For each of your margarita layers, add the ingredients to a high-powered blender. Process until smooth, adding additional ice if needed, to get the consistency to that of a thin sorbet.
  2. Rinse the blender between batches and keep the previously prepared layers in the freezer until ready to assemble.
  3. Use a spoon to place your first layer in the glass. Repeat with the next remaining layers, spooning the mixture first around the edges and then filling in the middle. This helps keep the layers from running together.
  4. Enjoy!

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26 comments

  1. Create/Enjoy

    I love cream of coconut! =) What a beautiful and fancy drink!

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    1. Erin

      Ditto – I love the “creamsicle” effect that it creates in this drink!

      Reply

  2. Marlynn @UrbanBlissLife

    This looks like the perfect 4th of July drink! Cheers!

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    1. Erin

      Cheers to you too Marlynn! Enjoy the holiday!

      Reply

  3. Kristyn

    What lovely photos! Sounds yummy.

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    1. Erin

      Thanks Kristyn! These cold margaritas are perfect for the heat wave that we’re having the Pacific NW right now!!!

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  4. Rachel Lloyd

    I love the garish! So festive and “portland”

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    1. Erin

      Thanks for the suggestion Rachel! Where is the garish? I’ve only been in PDX a couple years now and would love to know of a new spot! We’re headed out of town to Sun River this year…

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  5. Ali

    WOW. This looks so incredibly good. Especially the coconut layer!

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    1. Erin

      Thank you Ali! If you’re a coconut fan, this one’s for you! For all those non-coconut fans, feel free to leave out the coconut and add a little triple sec instead. https://www.platingsandpairings.com/wp-admin/edit-comments.php#comments-form

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  6. Danielle

    God bless America and especially you for putting this recipe together. I think I’ll be celebrating Independence day long after its passed with this margarita 😉

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    1. Erin

      Cheers Danielle! Have a great 4th!

      Reply

  7. Mary

    I love that you posted this! I have been looking for a perfect drink to serve at my 4th of July celebration!

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Glad I could help Mary! Have a great 4th of July weekend!

      Reply

  8. Kristi

    That looks so good! I lot of work, but really delicious. I love your photos. Great styling.

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    1. Erin

      Thanks Kristi – It’s not too much work once you get going. It helps to juice your limes into a liquid measuring cup all at once and then add it to each batch along with the fruit/coconut ingredients. At then end, you can relax with a yummy margarita… That you just made 😉

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  9. kelsey

    these look cute and really refreshing on this HOT day!

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    1. Erin

      Like today – Right NOW!

      Reply

  10. Tina Marie

    Wahoo! Can’t wait for the weekend! This is going to make a wonderful drink sitting at camp by the water.

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    1. Erin

      Enjoy Tina!!! Happy 4th 🙂

      Reply

  11. Aubrie LeGault

    Looks tasty and fun. Although I have to admit that it looks like a lot of work when it’s 95 out. I think I’d just like someone to serve me a margarita. lol

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    1. Erin

      Where’s the cabana service?

      Reply

  12. Geoff (Steep Stories)

    I would definitely try this recipe, but I’d probably substitute the “tequila” with “iced tea”. Because . . . teetotaler.

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    1. Erin

      Tea in this would be amazing as well!

      Reply

  13. Michelle | A Dish of Daily Life

    What a fun idea! This is absolutely perfect for the 4th of July and we have a party every year. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Erin

      Of course Michelle – I hope you enjoy!

      Reply

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