For a refreshing and tangy cocktail on a hot summer day, make this blueberry vodka lemonade recipe. The delicious concoction combines the zesty flavors of fresh lemons with the sweetness of blueberries.
You get an exquisite blend of flavors in every sip of this adult beverage. The vodka's smoothness perfectly balances the lemon's tartness and the blueberries' sweetness.
Like our iced sweet blackberry tea, the deep purple color makes it a visually appealing drink. The recipe is also easily customized to make the perfect cocktail.
Reasons to Love
- Customizable sweetness and strength. You can adjust the sweetness level and have control over how strong or mild you want the vodka flavor.
- A healthier alternative to store-bought cocktail mixes. Store-bought mixes often contain excessive amounts of sugars and artificial ingredients.
- Opportunity for flavor experimentation. You can get creative by adding other ingredients, like strawberries or raspberries, for an extra burst of freshness.
You can quickly whip up this easy blueberry vodka lemonade cocktail at home with simple ingredients.
Here are the items needed to make this sweet and tangy drink:
- lemon juice
- sugar or sweetener of choice
- ice in tall glass
Scroll down to the recipe card for quantities used.
To make this delicious fruity vodka cocktail recipe, start by gathering the ingredients. Then, follow these step-by-step directions.
In a 2-cup microwavable measuring cup, add water.
Pour in freshly squeezed lemon juice.
Add in blueberries and sugar. Microwave on high until blueberries pop, about 60 to 90 seconds.
Pour the hot blueberry simple syrup through a metal strainer over a heat-safe container to remove blueberry skins and pulp. Let cool in freezer for five minutes.
Add vodka over ice in the tall glass.
Pour in the cooled homemade blueberry syrup.
Stir and garnish with fresh blueberries.
If desired, add a lemon slice to the rim of the glass.
Hint: If you want to make a pitcher of the homemade blueberry lemonade cocktail, you can increase the number of servings on the recipe card. You can also make the blueberry syrup on the stovetop by simmering the ingredients.
There are a variety of ways to make this blueberry drink to suit your own taste preferences.
- Non-alcoholic: If you prefer a non-alcoholic version, omit the vodka from the recipe. You will still be left with a delicious blueberry-infused lemonade that all ages can enjoy.
- Modify the flavor: Substitute regular vodka with flavored vodka or add mixed berries for extra flavor. You can also try options like raspberry or blackberry instead of blueberries to switch things up.
- Make the drink sparkle: Use club soda instead of water for a refreshing cocktail with bubbling fizz.
You can also try adding a splash of vodka to our strawberry lemonade recipe.
Here are some tips to make blueberry vodka lemonade perfectly every time:
- Always use freshly squeezed lemon juice to achieve the most flavor.
- Use ripe and juicy blueberries to get the best overall taste.
- Chill all the ingredients before mixing for a more refreshing and well-balanced cocktail.
It's the perfect drink for summer parties and backyard barbecues. The vibrant blueberry flavor combined with the tartness of lemonade in this summer cocktail creates a thirst-quenching beverage. It pairs perfectly with BBQ chicken and outdoor festivities.
For a summery meal, you can enjoy this refreshing drink with grilled shrimp skewers. The sweet and tart flavor of the cocktail complements the smoky notes of grilled seafood. Light salads with fresh greens, tangy dressings, and crisp veggies are also excellent accompaniments.
It is best to consume the cocktail fresh for optimal flavor. However, if you have leftovers, you can store the blueberry vodka lemonade in the fridge for up to 2 days. Just make sure to give it a good stir before serving again.
Want a few more refreshing drinks for summer? These recipes are all super easy to make.
- Iced Americano provides a quick boost of energy.
- Shirley Temple drink is an easy drink to make for kids.
- Vanilla bean frappuccino has a smooth and creamy texture.
- Creamy espresso martini is a delightful and indulgent cocktail.
- Cherry limeade is a tangy beverage with a vibrant red hue.
Blueberry Vodka Lemonade
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- ¾ cup water
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 tablespoons blueberries
- 1 ounce vodka
- In 2 cup microwavable measuring cup, add lemon juice, water, blueberries, and sugar. Microwave on high until blueberries begin to pop, about 60 to 90 seconds.
- Pour through metal strainer over large heat safe container to remove blueberry skins and pulp. Let cool.
- Pour vodka over ice in tall cup. Pour cooled blueberry mixture over. Stir with a straw and garnish with fresh blueberries and a lemon slice.