Blueberry Tequila Smash Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol %:11

Created by

Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Blueberry Tequila Smash is a modern twist on classic smash cocktails. Originating from the whiskey smash, bartenders have experimented with various fruits and spirits to delight patrons with refreshing and fruity combinations.

  • Who Would Like It?
    • Fans of fruity cocktails.
    • Tequila enthusiasts looking for a twist.
    • Anyone who enjoys a balance of sweet and tart flavors.

How Blueberry Tequila Smash Tastes?

The Blueberry Tequila Smash is a harmonious blend of sweet and tart with a tequila kick. The muddled blueberries provide a fresh and fruity base, while the mint adds a cool, refreshing undertone. The agave syrup rounds out the sweetness, and the lime juice brings a zesty tang.

Interesting facts about Blueberry Tequila Smash

  • The 'smash' in the name refers to the muddling of the blueberries, which releases their flavor and color.
  • Tequila is made from the blue agave plant, primarily in the area surrounding the city of Tequila, Mexico.
  • Blueberries are not only delicious but also packed with antioxidants and vitamins.


  • Tequila: 2 oz(60ml)
  • Fresh blueberries: 0.5 oz(15ml)
  • Mint leaves: 6
  • Lime juice: 0.75 oz(23ml)
  • Agave syrup: 0.5 oz(15ml)
  • Club soda: Top off
  • Ice cubes: As needed

Tequila: 2oz

  • Why it's used: As the base spirit, tequila provides the cocktail's backbone, offering a smooth, slightly sweet flavor that complements the blueberries. Using less would weaken the drink and diminish its character, while more could overpower the other ingredients.

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Fresh Blueberries: 0.5oz

  • Flavor enhancement: The blueberries add a burst of sweet and tart flavors, as well as a vibrant color to the drink. Without them, you'd miss out on the namesake flavor. Frozen blueberries can be a substitute; just remember they might be less sweet.

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Mint Leaves: 6

  • Refreshing element: Mint introduces a cool, aromatic quality, which is essential for balancing the sweetness. Too few leaves might result in an underwhelming mint presence, while too many can lead to a drink that tastes more like mouthwash.

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Lime Juice: 0.75oz

  • Acidic balance: Lime juice adds zing and balances the cocktail's sweetness. Miss it out, and the drink could become overly sweet. Lemon juice could be an alternative, offering a slightly different kind of tartness.

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Agave Syrup: 0.5oz

  • Sweetness: It bridges the flavors, smoothing out sharpness from lime and alcohol. Using less could render the cocktail too tart, more might make it syrupy. Honey could be an alternative sweetener, but it would bring a different flavor profile.

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Club Soda: Top off

  • Fizziness: Adds that refreshing fizz and dilutes the cocktail to the right drinking strength. Without it, the drink would be too strong and less refreshing. Sparkling water is a fine alternative if you prefer less sweetness.

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Ice Cubes: As needed

  • Chill factor: Ice cools the drink and adds a bit of dilution, which is essential for the balance and mouthfeel. No ice equals a warm and overly-concentrated cocktail, which is not very appealing.

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Recipe. How to make Blueberry Tequila Smash Drink

  1. In a shaker, muddle the fresh blueberries and mint leaves.
  2. Add the tequila, lime juice, and agave syrup.
  3. Fill the shaker with ice and shake vigorously.
  4. Strain into a glass filled with ice.
  5. Top with club soda.
  6. Garnish with a few whole blueberries and a sprig of mint.

Pro Tips

  • Use fresh blueberries for the best flavor and muddle them gently to release their juices without turning them into a puree.
  • Chill the glass before serving to keep the drink cooler for longer.
  • If you want a stronger mint flavor, slap the mint leaves between your hands before adding them to the shaker.

Perfect Pairings

Food Pairing

  • Grilled Seafood: The smoky flavors from grilled shrimp or scallops create a delightful contrast with the sweet and fruity elements of the cocktail.
  • Spicy Dishes: Tacos or a spicy Thai curry can match the intensity of the cocktail while the mint and blueberry offer a refreshing counterbalance.
  • Cheese Platter: A selection of cheeses, especially those with tanginess like goat cheese, pairs well as the cocktail's acidity and fruit notes cut through the creaminess.

Drink Pairing

  • Cold Brew Coffee: The smooth and bold flavors of cold brew can complement the lively and fruity notes of the Blueberry Tequila Smash for those looking for a non-alcoholic option.

Dessert Pairing

  • Lemon Tart: A zesty lemon tart will echo the citrus in the cocktail while providing a different texture and sweet contrast.

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What you could change in Blueberry Tequila Smash

  • Tequila: You can use mezcal for a smokier flavor.
  • Agave Syrup: Honey or simple syrup can be used as a sweetener substitute.
  • Club Soda: Tonic water or sparkling water can be used for a different kind of fizz.

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And of course - twists🍹

Strawberry Basil Smash

  • Replace blueberries with fresh strawberries and mint with basil for a sweet and peppery change of pace. Muddled strawberries will make the drink sweeter, so you may want to reduce the agave syrup slightly.

Spicy Blueberry Tequila Smash

  • Add a few slices of fresh jalapeño to the blueberries and mint when muddling. The heat will add a spicy kick that contrasts beautifully with the sweet and refreshing elements of the original cocktail.

Blueberry Tequila Fizz

  • Swap club soda for ginger beer and add a dash of bitters for an effervescent cocktail with a spicy twist. The ginger and bitters will add complexity and depth to the flavor profile.

In case you forgot basics how to make Blueberry Tequila Smash

Add your ingredients to the shaker first, then ice. Fill it up to ¾ of its capacity to ensure enough space for shaking. Hold the shaker with both hands (one on the top and one on the bottom) and shake vigorously. The shake should come from your shoulders, not your wrists.

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Place your chosen strainer on top of the shaker or mixing glass, ensuring a secure fit. Pour the cocktail into a glass through the strainer, which will catch solid ingredients and ice. If double straining, hold the fine mesh strainer between the shaker and the glass.

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The key to proper muddling is to crush the ingredients just enough to release their flavors and not overdo it. Over-muddling can result in a bitter taste, especially with herbs.

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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Blueberry Tequila Smash

How can I tell if my blueberries are ripe enough for the cocktail?

Ripe blueberries are plump, firm, and have a deep blue color with a silvery bloom. Avoid berries that look dull or shriveled.

Is there a specific type of tequila that works best in a Blueberry Tequila Smash?

A clear, unaged tequila like blanco or silver is preferred to maintain the fresh and fruity profile of the cocktail.

What is the best technique for muddling the ingredients?

Use a muddler to gently press the blueberries and mint against the bottom of the glass to release their flavors without shredding the mint leaves.

Can I prepare a Blueberry Tequila Smash in advance?

It's best served fresh, but you can prep the blueberries and mint in advance and mix the drink when ready to serve.

How do I properly slap mint leaves?

Place the mint leaves in one hand and use the other hand to clap them gently. This action releases the oils without damaging the leaves.

What's the difference between club soda, tonic water, and sparkling water?

Club soda is carbonated water with added minerals, tonic water is carbonated with added quinine and sugar, while sparkling water is naturally carbonated mineral water.

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