July 18, 2023 by Anna-Bet Stemmet
- 1. Blueberry Daiquiri
- 2. Blueberry Bourbon Smash
- 3. Blueberry Vodka Smash
- 4. Blueberry Gin Smash
- 5. Blueberry Lemon Drop
- 6. Blueberry Margarita
- 7. Blueberry Vodka Lemonade
- 8. Blueberry Mojito
- 9. Bluebird Sky Sour
- 10. Blueberry Sangria
- 11. Blueberry Colada
- 12. Blueberry Martini
- 13. Blueberry Old Fashioned Cocktail
Blueberry cocktails are our newest obsession this summer. From fruity Blueberry Daiquiris to classic Blueberry Martinis, explore a range of enticing recipes that will elevate your cocktail game. Learn how to infuse your drinks with the natural sweetness of blueberries and create unique flavor combinations. Whether you’re hosting a gathering or simply looking to enjoy a creative drink, these blueberry-inspired recipes are sure to impress.
1. Blueberry Daiquiri
Ah, the darling Daiquiri—a warm-weather balm if ever there was one! If you’re experimenting with blueberry cocktails this summer, definitely try one of these. Add 2 oz Wray & Nephew White Rum, 1 oz fresh lime juice, 1 oz simple syrup (adjust to taste), and 0.5 cup fresh blueberries to a blender with 0.5 cup of ice. Blend until smooth and pour into a chilled glass. Adjust sweetness or tartness to preference.
2. Blueberry Bourbon Smash
For a blueberry cocktail with a dapper bourbon backbone, go with the Blueberry Bourbon Smash. In a cocktail shaker, muddle 8-10 fresh blueberries and fresh mint leaves together. Add 2 oz Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon, 1 oz fresh lemon juice, 1 oz simple syrup, and a handful of ice cubes to the shaker, and shake vigorously to combine. Strain the mixture into a glass filled with ice cubes.
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3. Blueberry Vodka Smash
If you love a pretty vodka cocktail in summer, you’ve got to try this Blueberry Vodka Smash. Blueberry vodka cocktails are such a lovely color since the vodka makes a nice neutral carrier for the pigments in the fruit.
In a cocktail shaker, muddle 8-10 fresh blueberries and fresh mint leaves together. Add 2 oz SKYY Vodka, 1 oz fresh lemon juice, 1 oz simple syrup, and a handful of ice cubes to the shaker, and shake vigorously to combine. Strain the mixture into a glass filled with ice cubes.
4. Blueberry Gin Smash
On the other hand, you could also usher your blueberry mixed drinks into the verdant gin-laced space. In a cocktail shaker, muddle 8-10 fresh blueberries and fresh mint leaves together. Add 2 oz Bulldog Gin, 1 oz fresh lemon juice, 1 oz simple syrup, and a handful of ice cubes to the shaker, and shake vigorously to combine. Strain the mixture into a glass filled with ice cubes.
Learn more: What is Gin Made From: The Ori(gin) Story & More
5. Blueberry Lemon Drop
The Lemon Drop Martini is a dainty darling in our summertime cocktail lineup, and this Blueberry Lemon Drop follows right in her graceful footsteps. Cocktails with blueberry juice seldom come more graceful than this.
Start by rimming a chilled cocktail glass with sugar. In a shaker, combine 2 oz SKYY Vodka, 1 oz blueberry syrup or liqueur, 1 oz fresh lemon juice, 0.5 oz simple syrup, and a handful of ice cubes. Shake vigorously for 15-20 seconds to thoroughly mix and chill the ingredients. Strain the cocktail into the sugar-rimmed glass and serve.
Learn how to make blueberry syrup for cocktails here: Easy Syrup Variations for Cocktail Making
6. Blueberry Margarita
Looking for the best Margarita cocktail to try at home? Put the Blueberry Margarita on your list right now. Add 2 oz Espolòn Tequila Blanco, 1 oz blueberry liqueur or syrup, 1 oz fresh lime juice, and 0.5 oz agave syrup or simple syrup to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously with ice for 15-20 seconds. Strain the mixture into a salt-rimmed glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with fresh blueberries and a lime wedge.
7. Blueberry Vodka Lemonade
For blueberry alcoholic drinks that go down a treat at brunch or a picnic, we highly recommend our Blueberry Vodka Lemonade. Add 2 oz SKYY Vodka, 1 oz blueberry syrup or liqueur, 2 oz fresh lemon juice, and 0.5 oz simple syrup to a glass with ice. Stir well to mix the ingredients. Fill the glass with ice cubes. Garnish with fresh blueberries and lemon slices. Give it a gentle stir to distribute the flavors. Adjust the sweetness or tartness by modifying the syrup quantities to your preference.
8. Blueberry Mojito
Our list of blueberry cocktail recipes wouldn’t be complete without the superbly refreshing Blueberry Mojito. Muddle 8-10 fresh blueberries and 6-8 fresh mint leaves in a glass. Add 2 oz Wray & Nephew White Rum, 1 oz fresh lime juice, and 1 oz simple syrup. Fill the glass with crushed ice and stir well. Top it off with club soda. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint and a few blueberries.
9. Bluebird Sky Sour
We adore a frothy sour cocktail, and the Bluebird Sky Sour is a completely delightful example of this time-honored drink staple. The blueberry honey syrup adds a touch of sweetness to this whiskey cocktail.
To make the syrup, combine in a small saucepan over medium heat: 8 oz water, 4 oz honey, 4 oz sugar, and 4 oz blueberries. Muddle the blueberries, stir until the sugar dissolves, then let cool and strain into an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator.
For the cocktail, shake with ice in a shaker: 2 oz whiskey, 0.75 oz blueberry honey syrup, and 0.5 oz fresh lemon juice. Strain into a glass over fresh ice, and garnish with fresh blueberries.
10. Blueberry Sangria
For a refreshing blueberry drink to serve a crowd, go with Blueberry Sangria. In a large pitcher, combine 1 bottle of red wine (such as Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon), 1 cup SKYY Blueberry Vodka, 0.5 cup blueberry syrup, 1 cup blueberries, and slices of 1 orange and 1 lemon. Gently stir to mix the ingredients. Cover the pitcher and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight to let the flavors blend.
When ready to serve, add ice cubes to individual glasses and pour the Blueberry Sangria, including the fruit, into each glass. Optionally, top with 2 cups of ginger ale or lemon-lime soda for fizz.
11. Blueberry Colada
If a creamy Piña Colada ticks all your must-have DIY cocktail boxes, it’s time to make the Blueberry Colada, bestie! Add 2 oz Wray & Nephew White Rum, 1 oz blueberry syrup or blueberry liqueur, 2 oz coconut cream, 2 oz pineapple juice, and 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries to a blender. Add a handful of ice cubes and blend until smooth and creamy. Adjust the consistency by adding more pineapple juice or a splash of water, if desired. Pour the Blueberry Colada into a glass and garnish with fresh blueberries and a pineapple wedge.
12. Blueberry Martini
Of course, you also have to try a Martini dressed up in its blueberry finest! Add 2 oz SKYY Vodka, 1 oz blueberry liqueur or syrup, 0.5 oz fresh lemon juice, and 0.5 oz simple syrup to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for 15-20 seconds to thoroughly mix and chill the ingredients. Strain the martini into a chilled glass. You can modify the amount of simple syrup or lemon juice to suit your taste.
Read next: 22 Types of Martinis You Should Know
13. Blueberry Old Fashioned Cocktail
The Old Fashioned is a slow sipper that never seems to go out of style, and the Blueberry Old Fashioned is a completely amazing riff on the classic. Muddle a few fresh blueberries with 0.5 oz blueberry syrup in an old-fashioned glass. Add ice cubes and pour 2 oz Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon or whiskey over the ice. Include 2 dashes of bitters. Gently stir to blend the flavors. Garnish with an orange peel twist and a few fresh blueberries and adjust the sweetness by modifying the amount of blueberry syrup according to your preference.
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