Homemade Blueberry-Infused Vodka

Published April 18, 2022
Blueberry infused vodka

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups fresh blueberries, slightly crushed
  • 750mL vodka
  • Two large clean bottles or jars
  • Cheesecloth or other fine strainer
  • Funnel

Instructions

  1. Thoroughly wash blueberries and pat dry or allow to air-dry.
  2. In a large clean bottle or jar, add prepared blueberries and vodka.
  3. Cap the bottle and gently swirl the container.
  4. Store your infusing vodka in a cool, dark place for 3 to 4 days, swirling the container gently each day.
  5. Take a taste! If you want a more intense flavor, steep it longer until you find the right balance.
  6. Carefully remove blueberries and discard.
  7. Using a funnel lined with cheesecloth, pour the infused vodka into the second clean bottle and seal.

If you can't wait (because yum! Blueberries!), use the infused vodka right away. Store what you don't use tightly sealed in a cool, dark place for one to two years. Discard when the flavor starts to fade or tastes "off."

Variations of Blueberry-Infused Vodka

Blueberry's juicy flavors bring to mind summer and dessert. You can meet those flavors or give them an unexpected twist.

  • Go with a savory, nutty blueberry vodka by adding half to a three-quarter cup of coarsely chopped almonds, pecans, or walnuts.
  • Keep things in the berry family with a cup of slightly crushed blackberries, raspberries, or hulled and sliced strawberries.
  • If you want to live out your fruit and blueberry dreams, go ahead and add a clean, whole sliced apple, peach, pear, or peeled and sliced mango. Or you can add a half to a full cup of a sliced apricot, nectarine, pineapple, or watermelon.
  • Suppose you're dreaming of a whisper of citrus? That's simple, too! Add two to three clean, whole sliced lemons or limes, or a whole orange.
  • Give your blueberry vodka a savory touch with three whole sticks of cinnamon, a tablespoon of whole cloves, a quarter cup of peeled and sliced ginger, three to four sprigs of fresh mint, or a whole vanilla bean.
  • Make things a little sweeter by adding a quarter to half cup of molasses, maple syrup, or honey simple syrup. You can keep it even more straightforward by adding a teaspoon or two of white or brown sugar.

Blueberry-Infused Vodka Cocktails

With blueberry vodka, you can go traditional cocktails or make a few modern drinks to wow anyone.

Blueberry Martini

Blueberry Martini

Keep it light, keep it bright, keep it fresh with a classic blueberry vodka martini.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces blueberry-infused vodka
  • ¾ ounce elderflower liqueur
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ ounce grenadine
  • Ice
  • Blueberries and thyme sprig for garnish

Instructions

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

Blueberry Margarita

Blueberry Margarita

Take a walk with tequila to bring new and exciting flavors to a classic margarita riff.

Ingredients

  • Lime wedge and salt for rim
  • 1½ ounce blueberry-infused vodka
  • ½ ounce tequila
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • ¼ ounce agave
  • Ice
  • Blueberries and lemon slices for garnish

Instructions

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

Blue Sky Lemonade

Blue Sky Lemonade

Pop your blueberry vodka in with a bit of lemonade for an afternoon pick-me-up or a fantastic new brunch drink.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces blueberry-infused vodka
  • 4 ounces lemonade
  • ½ ounce honey liqueur
  • Ice
  • Lemone wedge, blueberry, and thyme sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, blueberry vodka, lemonade, and honey liqueur.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with lemon wedge, blueberry, and thyme sprig.

Blueberry Vodka Sour

Blueberry Vodka Sour

Surprise yourself with just how tasty this sour blueberry cocktail is. Not to mention the swoon-worthy color!

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces blueberry-infused vodka
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ ounce blueberry simple syrup
  • 1 egg white or aquafaba
  • Ice
  • Edible flower petals for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add blueberry vodka, lemon juice, blueberry simple syrup, and egg white.
  3. Dry shake for approximately 45 seconds to mix ingredients and create a froth.
  4. Add ice to shaker.
  5. Shake to chill.
  6. Strain into chilled glass.
  7. Garnish with flower petals.

Mixers for Blueberry Vodka Drinks

As quick as you can down a pint of blueberries, you can add a mixer to your infused vodka for a quick and easy drink.

  • Lemonade
  • Limeade
  • Amaretto
  • Cognac
  • Ginger beer
  • Ginger ale
  • Orange liqueur
  • Berry liqueur
  • Honey liqueur
  • Maple syrup
  • Orange juice
  • Peach nectar or syrup
  • Pear nectar or syrup
  • Pineapple juice
  • Port
  • Rum
  • Plain club soda
  • Flavored club soda, such as lemon, lime, orange, vanilla, berry, or coconut
  • Coconut water
  • Tonic water
  • Watermelon juice
  • Lemon-lime soda

A Juicy Explosion of Blueberry-Infused Vodka

Once you share your blueberry-infused vodka with your friends and family, you may quickly find no one expects you to bring a dessert to events. And if you really want to make everyone happy, you can provide miniature bottles as presents. Who knew blueberries could be so beneficial for a good life?

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