Mixology, Recipe

Colour Changing Unicorn Margarita

Summer is the season of love, braai’s, parties, and vacations – and there’s no better way to wash down those hot Summer days and nights than with an icy cold Iced Tea cocktail – and a bit of magic!

You’ll be the talk of the party with this show stopping delicious Colour Changing Unicorn Margarita – The use of Blue Butterfly Pea Flowers creates a pink, purple, and blue layered cocktail. It’s magical colours and flavours are definitely what you need to spruce up your Summer!

Ingredients:

  • Blue ice cubes (infuse ¼ cup butterfly pea flowers in 1 cup boiling water and place in the freezer to set) 
  • Butterfly pea flower simple syrup (mix ¼ cup butterfly pea flowers with 1 cup boiling water and 1 cup sugar) 
  • ½ cup butterfly pea flowers 
  • 90ml flavoured sparkling water (raspberry/watermelon flavour)
  • 1 fresh mint sprig
  • 1 cup sugar
  • A pinch of salt 
  • 45ml tequila 
  • 15ml Triple sec
  • 1 cup boiled water
  • 1 cup water 
  • 22ml lime juice

Pre-prep method:

 

  • Blue ice cups: Steep ¼ cup butterfly pea flowers in hot water until the water turns dark blue (approx 10 mins) then set in ice cube tray and place in the freezer 
  • Butterfly pea flower simple syrup: Bring 1 cup water to a boil on the stove and add 1 cup sugar and mix until the sugar is completely dissolved – remove the sugar syrup from the heat and add the ¼ cup butterfly pea flowers – allow the syrup to steep for a few hours before making your unicorn margarita

Method:

  1. Add 45ml tequila, 15ml triple sec, 15-20ml butterfly pea flower simple syrup to a cocktail shaker – add ice and shake well 
  2. Place blue ice cubes into your cocktail glass and pour your mixture from the shaker directly onto the blue ice 
  3. Top with flavoured sparkling water of your choice and stir 
  4. Garish with a mint sprig
  5. Pour lime juice slowly over the drink to change the colour from blue to purple to pink 
  6. Enjoy this magical cocktail!

This fun and magical cocktail is perfect for sprucing up any event or party!

Check out our Hibiscus Prosecco Iced Tea Cocktail for a splash of floral and a dash of bubbles!

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