20 Blueberry Cocktails to Satisfy Fruity Cravings

Published August 30, 2022
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Blueberry takes the cake when you're looking to add a flavorful touch and pop of color or completely make over your favorite cocktail. Blueberry cocktails--from mojitos to old-fashioneds to a simple highball and beyond--prove that the juicy flavors of blueberry belong in your drinks. So grab some blueberries, assess your ingredients on hand, and narrow down where you want to start on this list of beautiful blueberry drinks with alcohol.

Blueberry Lemonade

Blueberry Lemonade

There are a few ways to punch up that purple hue that only blueberries can give. The easiest way is to use pink lemonade and add a splash of grenadine, but if you think that's cheating your way to that violet color, then a half ounce of blueberry simple syrup will get you that color and flavor.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces blueberry-infused vodka
  • 5 ounces lemonade, traditional or pink
  • Ice
  • Blueberries and lemon slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a highball glass, add ice, blueberry vodka, and lemonade.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Garnish with blueberries and lemon slice.

Blueberry Martini

Blueberry Martini

There's nothing delicate about the blueberry martini. It may look unassuming and fruity, but it's packed with flavor and perfect for sipping.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • ½ ounce blueberry liqueur
  • ½ ounce freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ ounce orange liqueur
  • Ice
  • Orange ribbon for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vodka, blueberry liqueur, lemon juice, and orange liqueur.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with orange ribbon.

Blueberry Cosmo

Blueberry Cosmo

This is the absolute perfect cosmo riff for the friend that will never betray their cosmo cocktail for anything else. It's just different enough to be enticing but not so different that they'll reject it after just one sip. Baby steps.

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces blueberry vodka
  • ½ ounce cranberry juice
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • ¼ ounce freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • Ice
  • Orange ribbon for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, blueberry vodka, cranberry juice, orange liqueur, and lime juice.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with orange ribbon.

Blueberry Mule

Blueberry Mule

Fresh fruit is a great, easy, and quick way to give a spin to your usual drinks. The classic Moscow Mule benefits in flavorful ways from muddling a couple of blueberries. It may just become your new favorite crush. Yum!

Ingredients

  • 6-10 fresh blueberries
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • ½ ounce freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • Ice
  • Ginger beer to top off
  • Lime wedge, blueberries, and mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle blueberries with lime juice.
  2. Add ice and vodka.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into copper mug or rocks glass over fresh ice.
  5. Top off with ginger beer.
  6. Garnish with lime wedge, blueberries, and mint sprig.

Blueberry Margarita

Blueberry Margarita

Strawberry takes the night off when you decide to incorporate blueberries into your soul-soothing margarita. It's sweet, tart, fruity, and balanced. Delish!

Ingredients

  • Lemon wedge and sugar for rim
  • 2 ounces silver tequila
  • ¾ ounce blueberry simple syrup
  • ¾ ounce freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • Ice
  • Lemon slice and blueberries for garnish

Instructions

  1. To prepare rim, rub the rim of the glass with the lemon wedge.
  2. With the sugar on a saucer, dip either half or the entire rim of the glass in the sugar to coat.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, tequila, simple syrup, lime juice, and orange liqueur.
  4. Shake to chill.
  5. Strain into prepared glass.
  6. Garnish with lemon slice and blueberries.

Blueberry Daiquiri

Blueberry Daiquiri

If you enjoy the no-nonsense classic daiquiri, don't skip this blueberry riff. It's just as boozy and tart, but with the perfect amount of berry flavor.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces blueberry-infused rum
  • 1 ounce freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Cherry for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, blueberry rum, lime juice, and simple syrup.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with cherry.

Blueberry Gin Rickey

Blueberry Gin Rickey

Juicy blueberries, tart lemon, botanical gin, and a nose-tingling hit of fizz? Yes please! While a classic gin rickey is a three-ingredient cocktail containing gin, lime juice, and club soda, you can add sweet, sweet blueberry jam for a pop of flavor. No jam? Blueberry-infused gin or blueberry liqueur make great substitutes.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces gin
  • ¾ ounce seedless blueberry jam
  • ¾ ounce freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • Ice
  • Club soda to top off
  • Lime wedge for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, gin, blueberry jam, and lime juice.
  2. Shake vigorously to dissolve jam and chill.
  3. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice.
  4. Top off with club soda.
  5. Garnish with lime wedge, if desired.

Blueberry Smash

Blueberry Smash

Vodka, whiskey, or gin all make a great base in this blueberry smash. Consider offering this drink the next time you host--your guests will love a chance to try this drink, and it'll leave everyone with a smile on their face.

Ingredients

  • 6-10 fresh blueberries
  • 2 ounces gin
  • ¾ ounce freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • ¾ ounce orange liqueur
  • ½ ounce freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Fresh berries for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle blueberries with simple syrup.
  2. Add ice, gin, lemon juice, orange liqueur, and lime juice.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  5. Garnish with fresh berries.

Blueberry Mojito

Blueberry iced lemonade

Making a blueberry mojito cocktail is as simple as grabbing a small handful of blueberries and tossing them in when you muddle your mint. It's a tiny change with a huge flavor payoff.

Ingredients

  • 3-4 fresh mint leaves
  • 6-10 fresh blueberries
  • 2 ounces white rum
  • ¾ ounce freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • ¾ ounce simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Club soda to top off
  • Lime wedge, mint sprig, and blueberries for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle mint leaves and blueberries with simple syrup.
  2. Add ice, rum, and lime juice.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into rocks glass or highball over fresh ice.
  5. Top off with club soda.
  6. Garnish with lime wedge, mint sprig, and blueberries.

Blueberry Tom Collins

Blueberry Tom Collins

Simple syrup magic is all it takes to turn your usual Collins into something more colorful. Hello summer!

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • ¾ ounce blueberry simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Club soda to top off
  • Blueberries and mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a highball glass, add ice, gin, lemon juice, and blueberry simple syrup.
  2. Top off with club soda.
  3. Stir to mix.
  4. Garnish with blueberries and mint sprig.

Blueberry Sangria

Blueberry Sangria

For better or for worse, no fruit is safe from the sangria treatment. Blueberry goes incredibly well with both red and white sangria, so the choice is all yours.

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces red wine
  • 1 ounce blueberry liqueur
  • ¾ ounce elderflower liqueur
  • ¾ ounce freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • 1 ounce club soda
  • Ice
  • Blueberries and thyme sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, red wine, blueberry liqueur, elderflower liqueur, lime juice, and simple syrup.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into wine glass over fresh ice.
  4. Add club soda.
  5. Garnish with blueberries and thyme sprig.

Blueberry Bellini

Blueberry Bellini

Muddled blueberries give the biggest, boldest blueberry flavor. But if you're looking for a brunch drink at home and don't have it in you to muddle, go ahead and use a blueberry liquor or add a splash of blueberry vodka.

Ingredients

  • 4-6 fresh blueberries
  • ½ ounce peach nectar
  • Prosecco to top off
  • Blueberries for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a Champagne flute.
  2. In a cocktail shaker or rocks glass, muddle blueberries with peach nectar.
  3. Add to chilled flute.
  4. Top off with prosecco.

Blueberry Old-Fashioned

Blueberry Old-Fashioned

If you're a bourbon or old-fashioned drinker, it can feel like there aren't a ton of great options with flavored whiskey drinks. Luckily, a touch of blueberry simple syrup is all you need to make this cocktail. Do you want to jump in feet first? Make your own blueberry-infused whiskey at home.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • ¾ ounce blueberry simple syrup
  • 3-4 dashes orange bitters
  • 2-3 dashes aromatic bitters
  • Ice
  • Orange peel for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a mixing glass, add ice, bourbon, blueberry simple syrup, and bitters.
  2. Stir rapidly to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with orange peel.

Blueberry Thyme Smash

Blueberry Thyme Smash

You know what they say, there's never enough thyme. So put yours to good use in this herbaceous blueberry cocktail.

Ingredients

  • 1 sprig fresh thyme
  • 6-8 fresh blueberries
  • 2 ounces bourbon, gin, or vodka
  • ¾ ounce freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • Crushed ice
  • Thyme sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle thyme and blueberries with simple syrup.
  2. Add ice, preferred spirit, and lemon juice.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into rocks glass over crushed ice.
  5. Garnish with thyme sprig.

Blueberry Sour

Blueberry Sour

This rich and delectable sour recipe calls for egg white. Feel free to use aquafaba in its place, or omit those ingredients altogether if that texture isn't something you enjoy.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces gin or vodka
  • 1 ounce blueberry simple syrup
  • ¾ ounce freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 egg white
  • Ice
  • Blueberries for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add gin, simple syrup, lemon juice, and egg white.
  2. Dry shake for approximately 45 seconds to mix ingredients and create a froth.
  3. Add ice to shaker.
  4. Shake to chill.
  5. Strain into a chilled coupe or in a rocks glass over fresh ice.
  6. Garnish with blueberries.

Blueberry Bramble

Blueberry Bramble

Let the flavors of blackberry and blueberry get to know each other in a riff on the classic gin bramble.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ ounce blackberry liqueur
  • ½ ounce blueberry liqueur
  • Ice
  • Blackberry and mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, gin, lemon juice, blackberry liqueur, and blueberry liqueur.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with blackberry and mint sprig.

Blueberry Mint Julep

Blueberry Mint Julep

Cross the finish line as much a winner as the lead horse on the track with a blueberry mint julep that'll be an excellent addition to any party--Kentucky Derby or otherwise.

Ingredients

  • 8 fresh mint leaves
  • 1¼ ounces bourbon
  • ¾ ounce blueberry vodka
  • ¼ ounce simple syrup
  • Crushed ice
  • Mint sprig and blueberries for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a rocks glass or Julep cup, muddle mint leaves with simple syrup.
  2. Add bourbon and blueberry vodka.
  3. Top with crushed ice.
  4. Stir until glass is frosty.
  5. Garnish with mint sprig and blueberries.

Blueberry Botanist Highball

Blueberry Botanist Highball

Dabble into a little bit of botany with a blueberry highball that'll feel like you're sitting in a garden.

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces vanilla vodka
  • 1 ounce freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • ¾ ounce blueberry liqueur
  • ½ ounce elderflower liqueur
  • Ice
  • Club soda to top off
  • Thyme sprig, blueberries, and lemon wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add vanilla vodka, lemon juice, blueberry liqueur, and elderflower liqueur.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice.
  4. Top off with club soda.
  5. Stir to mix.
  6. Garnish with thyme sprig, blueberries, and lemon wedge.

Blueberry Aperol Spritz

Blueberry Aperol Spritz

Make no mistake, the Aperol spritz is perfect as is. But that doesn't mean you can't make a few tweaks and adjustments to craft this blueberry Aperol riff. It's its own kind of perfection.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Aperol
  • ¾ ounce blueberry vodka
  • 3 ounces prosecco
  • 2 ounces club soda
  • Ice
  • Lime wheel, blueberries, and mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a wine glass, add ice, Aperol, blueberry vodka, prosecco, and club soda.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Garnish with lime wheel, blueberries, and mint sprig.

Blueberry Spritz

Blueberry Spritz

Build and enjoy this spritz all in one glass. Who wants to do extra dishes? Nobody, that's who.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces blueberry-infused vodka
  • ¾ ounce freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • Ice
  • Club soda to top off
  • Lemon slice for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. In a rocks glass, add ice, blueberry vodka, lemon juice, and orange liqueur.
  2. Top off with club soda.
  3. Garnish with lemon slice, if desired.

Cocktails With Blueberry to Satisfy and Delight

Take a stroll among the blueberry patch with any of these blueberry drinks with alcohol. Any style of the blueberry cocktail, will all result in the same ending: a deep sigh.

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