Blue Margarita

Blue Margarita Recipe

Blue Margarita Recipe

In the 12th Century, artists began portraying the Virgin Mary in the color blue, because a rare ultramarine pigment, not found in Europe, was thought to be the finest and was the most expensive blue used by Renaissance painters. Subsequently, the color became associated with holiness, humility and virtue. Prior to that period, Mary was portrayed in dark colors.


  • 1 tablespoon coarse salt, to rim glass
  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1 ounce blue curacao
  • 1 ounce Cointreau
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 1 lime wheel


  1. Rub the rim of a margarita glass with the lime wheel.
  2. Apply the salt by gently rolling the rim of the margarita glass in the coarse salt.
  3. Shake the tequila, blue curacao, Cointreau and lime juice in a cocktail shaker with ice.
  4. Strain the contents of the shaker into the prepared margarita glass.
  5. Garnish with the lime wheel, and serve.
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