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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Poor Mans Knock Off For BJ's Very Berry Margarita And Juicing Tip


I recently had a chance to eat at BJ's Restaurant and Brew House in Reno, Nevada. Everything was delicious including the Very Berry Margarita I ordered. My husband and I thought it would be fun to have Margarita's on Cinco De Mayo. I decided I would attempt to recreate BJ's cocktail, but the poor mans way,  with no top shelf liquors. In this post I will share how to make our frugal knock off margarita on the rocks, my favorite way to enjoy it, and blended, how my husband prefers it. If top shelf is how you roll, no worries, I will share that recipe too.

 
Pictured above BJ's Very Berry Margarita Menu Description and Cocktail


On The Rocks Poor Mans BJ's Knock Off Very Berry Margarita 
Ingredients:
(Serves 2)

 Juice of 7 Fresh Strawberries Stem Removed
Juice of 14 Fresh Blackberries
Juice of 1 Fresh Lime
2 Shots of Dekuyper Triple Sec Orange Liquor
2 Shots of Jose Cuervo Blue Agave Silver Tequila
2 Shots of Rose's Sweetened Lime Juice

Directions:

After juicing your fresh strawberries, blackberries, and lime, you should end up with approximately 2 shots of juice. Mix juice with the remaining ingredients, and serve over ice. Garnish with fresh lime, salted rim optional.



Quick Juicing Tip:

I have a great tip, for a quick make shift juicing station. Cleaning an electric juicer can be chore, here is a much easier hand juicing method. Use your hand held lime or citrus juicer to not only juice your lime, but to squish your berries. Then take your softened berries and put them into a tea steeper or strainer, and extract remaining juice simply by squishing berries with the bottom of your shot glass.


Blended Poor Mans BJ's Knock Off Very Berry Margarita 
Ingredients:
(Serves 2)

 7 Fresh Strawberries Stem Removed
14 Fresh Blackberries
Juice of 1 Fresh Lime
2 Shots of Dekuyper Triple Sec Orange Liquor
2 Shots of Jose Cuervo Blue Agave Silver Tequila
2 Shots of Rose's Sweetened Lime Juice

Directions:

Put all of your ingredients into your blender, along with a few handfuls of ice, and blend until well combined. 


Garnish with fresh lime, salted rim optional.


 Top Shelf BJ's Knock Off Very Berry Margarita On The Rocks
Ingredients:
(Serves 2)

Juice of 7 Fresh Strawberries Stem Removed
Juice of 14 Fresh Blackberries
Juice of 1 Fresh Lime
2 Shots of Cointreau Orange Liquor
2 Shots of Patron Silver Tequila
2 Shots of Rose's Sweetened Lime Juice


Directions:

After juicing your fresh strawberries, blackberries, and lime, you should end up with approximately 2 shots of juice. Mix juice with the remaining ingredients, and serve over ice. Garnish with fresh lime, salted rim optional.



I hope you will enjoy our newest Very Berry Margarita. This cocktail is very refreshing and perfect after a long warm day. Well that's what we have been up to, what about you? Come share at our Anything Goes weekly linky party.

Please drink responsibly.

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