Blueberry Vodka Cocktails

Blueberry Vodka Cocktails

Oh, the joys of Blueberry Vodka Cocktails!

Beautiful blueberries are a great way to serve a drink that isn’t just tasty but also gorgeous! Vodka is combined with infused blueberry simple syrup and crushed ice. These vodka and blueberry cocktails are easy and perfect for a night in or great for cocktails for a crowd.

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How to make blueberry simple syrup:

To begin you will need to make a blueberry simple syrup, which takes just a few minutes to put together. The simple syrup will be the base of your drink.

  • In a medium-sized pan, set over medium-high heat, add blueberries, sugar, and water. Stir to combine and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce to a simmer and break up blueberries with a slotted spoon as they start to soften
  • Simmer for about 15-minutes or until you have a syrupy consistency

How long can I store simple syrup?

The recipe below makes a full batch of the syrup (enough for about 4 cocktails) but the drink recipe is for just one cocktail. If you don’t use all of it you can store it up to 1-month, in a tightly sealed mason jar, in the refrigerator.

This simple syrup is so versatile that you can substitute any fruit in place of the blueberries. Don’t worry if your favorite fruit isn’t in season, just grab a bag of frozen fruit and use that instead. Try raspberries, blackberries, strawberries or cherries.

How to make Blueberry Vodka Cocktails

The great thing about vodka is that it pairs well with any type of fruit and because it has no color your drink takes on the beautiful hue of your fruit.

Be sure all of your ingredients are cold before you start. I keep my vodka in the freezer, so my drinks are always icy cold!

  • Start with plenty of ice in a cocktail shaker
  • Add vodka, blueberry simple syrup, and soda or sparkling water
  • Shake well and strain into a glass
  • Garnish with extra blueberries and a squeeze of lemon if desired
Vodka and Blueberry Cocktail

You will need the following ingredients:

  • Vodka
  • Blueberry Simple Syrup
  • Sparkling Water
  • Ice
  • Blueberries for garnish
Blueberry Cocktail Ingredients
Blueberry Cocktail Ingredients

Want to go alcohol-free?

If you have kids at your party or don’t want alcohol you can make a Blueberry Mocktail by simply omitting the vodka!

Serving suggestions:

To serve the drinks choose a short 8-ounce glass. I like to garnish with any edible flowers or shrubs I may have at the time in my garden. Rosemary sprigs always look nice. Try topping drinks with a few floating blueberries.

Frozen blueberries are a great way to garnish and help keep your drinks cold. If you find the drink a bit too sweet just add a squeeze of fresh lemon.

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Blueberry Vodka Cocktails

Vodka and Blueberry Cocktails are made with an easy blueberry simple syrup, vodka, and sparkling water.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 Cocktail
Calories: 155kcal
Author: Cyndy Ufkes – The Art of Food and Wine

Equipment

  • Cocktail Shaker

Ingredients

Blueberry Vodka Cocktail

  • 1 cup ice, crushed
  • 1 ½ ounces vodka, chilled
  • 4 tbsp blueberry simple syrup (recipe below)
  • 3 ounces sparkling water, or soda water
  • 1 squeeze lemon, optional
  • 4-6 blueberries, for garnish

Blueberry Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

To make your drink:

  • Fill an 8-ounce glass with crushed ice
  • In a cocktail shaker, add more crushed ice, blueberry simple syrup, vodka, and sparkling water. Shake well and strain into glass.
  • Garnish with blueberries, and a squeeze of lemon, if desired.

To make Blueberry Simple Syrup:

  • In a medium-sized pan, set over medium-high heat, add blueberries, sugar, and water. Stir to combine and bring to a boil.
  • Once boiling, reduce to a simmer for about 15-minutes. Break up blueberries with the back of a spoon. The syrup should now begin to thicken.
  • Strain into a mason jar and be sure to press on blueberries with the back of your spoon to extract all of the flavors. Discard solids. Use or let it cool completely and store up to 3-months, tightly sealed in the refrigerator. Makes enough for 4-6 cocktails.

Notes

Blueberry Simple Syrup keeps sealed in refrigerator for up to 1 month

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