Enjoy your booze with benefits in this healthy drink made with antioxidant-rich berries.

By Alyssa Sparacino
Updated: December 02, 2016

Your first thought when you hear the name of this healthy recipe-Something Blue? Probably that it was meant to be served at a wedding reception. Second thought? That it's blue. Well, neither is true. You don't need to be married or be going to a wedding to enjoy this boozy drink (but if you wanted to serve it at your reception as a cute play on words, no one would blame you). And the word "blue" in the name actually gets its origins from what's inside, not what you see on the outside.

Muddled blueberries are at the base of this healthy cocktail-and you'll feel good knowing there's not a ton else that gets between you and those antioxidants and fiber. Just a simple syrup, lemon juice, and white tequila top off the fresh fruit for a clean drink that's refreshing any time of the year.

For more ways to enjoy your booze with benefits, look to this kale and gin cocktail recipe or this delish boozy banana smoothie recipe. Looking for something nonalcoholic? Blueberries are also fabulous in plain H2O for a tasty way to enjoy infused water.

Something Blue Cocktail

Ingredients

2 oz. blanco tequila (such as Patrón)

3/4 oz. lemon juice

1/2 oz. simple syrup made with turbinado sugar

6 to 8 blueberries, muddled

Directions

  1. Drop a handful of fresh blueberries into shaker. Muddle (aka crush) the berries until they form a rough paste.
  2. Add simple syrup and lemon juice to the shaker, followed by tequila.
  3. Add ice, cover, and shake.
  4. Use a second small strainer to double-strain the drink into a glass. Enjoy.
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