Neato Bandito

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Blueberry liqueur isn’t the most commonly used bar ingredient in the world, but it’s a fun liqueur to play with. The Neato Bandito makes great use of it.

Beautiful blue-green Neato Bandito drink with speared blueberry garnish

The mellow sweetness of the blueberry liqueur gets sharpened by lime juice, and a pinch of salt brings all the flavors together. This is a fun drink anytime you’re in the mood for a blue cocktail, or something that uses tequila but isn’t a margarita. This is a fairly strong drink, so keep that in mind before ordering seconds.

Closeup of speared blueberries

Recipe

  • 1 1/2 ounce gold tequila
  • 1 ounce blueberry liqueur
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • Pinch of salt

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, and shake all your ingredients together. Rim a martini glass with salt, and strain the mixture into it.