Spicy Blueberry Peach Shrub Margaritas
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Recipe type: Drinks
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Serves: 2 margaritas
 
These spicy blueberry peach shrub margaritas are refreshing, easy to make and perfect for patio season. Plus, you can drink any extra blueberry peach shrub with sparkling water on those non-patio nights.
Ingredients
For the blueberry peach shrub:
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup peaches, peeled and diced (about 3½ peaches)
  • ½ cup vinegar*
For the spicy blueberry peach shrub margaritas**:
  • ⅓ cup tequila (depending on preference)
  • ½ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ⅔ cup blueberry peach shrub
  • ½ a jalapeno, sliced and seeds removed
  • Jalapeno Lime Salt for rimming the glass
  • ice
Instructions
Fo the blueberry peach shrub:
  1. Add the water and maple syrup to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil
  2. Allow to simmer for a couple minutes before adding the fruit
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil again, then reduce to a low simmer, while stirring occasionally
  4. Once the liquid begins to turn the colour of the fruit (purple/blue) and the berries start looking limp, add the vinegar and continue to heat until it begins to simmer
  5. Remove from the heat, strain the mixture and allow the liquid (the shrub) to cool. Discard or reserve the fruit for another use***
  6. Refrigerate until ready to use
For the spicy blueberry peach shrub margaritas:
  1. Rub the rim of 2 glasses with a lime wedge, dip the glasses lightly in jalapeno lime salt and set aside
  2. Add all ingredients for the margaritas into a shaker and shake vigorously
  3. Pour into the glasses and garnish with more jalapeno slices if desired
Notes
* I used ¼ cup apple cider vinegar and ¼ cup California Balsamico Blanco with Honey
** I like my margaritas heavy on the lime and light on the tequila but you can adjust to suit your tastes
*** I ate the leftover fruit with ice cream and it was amazing
**** Cook time doesn't include cooling time for the shrub
Recipe by Diary of an ExSloth at http://www.exsloth.com/blueberry-peach-shrub-margaritas/