Blueberry Vodka Lemonade Cocktail

This blueberry vodka lemonade is the perfect cocktail for summer. The easy drink features a easy homemade blueberry syrup, sparkling water, lemon juice, simple syrup and of course, vodka.

Incredible refreshing and so easy to prepare, this drink will be a rockstar in your parties!

Blueberry vodka lemonade cocktail

DISCLAIMER: As it comes to obvious, this blueberry vodka lemonade recipe is neither Mexican, nor Italian (as the majority of recipes in this blog). I posted it because I loved how easy and delicious is this drink and wanted to share it with you, hope you understand and however, give it a try!

I love blueberries, in all ways possible. From a delicious blueberry and lemon cupcake to a light and fun salad with berries and Feta. But having them in a drink takes my favourite berries to the next level. So no wonder why I love this blueberry vodka lemonade and also has become one of my most requested drinks in summer. It’s delicious, refreshing and simple, yet so fancy to serve.

Just look at those bubbles from the sparkling water! That’s what it makes this blueberry vodka lemonade cocktail so fun!

Closeup of sparkling water on a cocktail.

The star of this cocktail is the blueberry syrup and in order to make it work, you gonna have to make this syrup at home.  Yes, you can also get store-bought syrup, but believe me, making it at home is definitely a better idea.

The taste is a lot better and is very simple to make! You can even have it sitting in your fridge and use it during summer to make not only this recipe but also other kind of recipes that calls for blueberry syrup. Thanks to the sugar, it last forever!

Ingredients for simple blueberry syrup

  • BLUEBERRIES – If you can’t find fresh blueberries, use frozen, not need to thaw them.
  • SUGAR – White refined sugar, or for a little bit of different taste, cane sugar is a nice option too.
  • LEMON – For a sour-citrus flavour. And because, well, its blueberry vodka lemonade after all!
Three glasses with blueberry and lemonade cocktail.

How to make blueberry syrup for cocktails

  • Place blueberries, sugar, water and lemon juice in a medium saucepan, mix well and place the pan over medium-high heat.
  • When you see that the mixture start to boil, set the heat to low and let it gently simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes or until the mixture thickens and coats the back of a spoon.
  • Smash the blueberries using a potato smasher or a spoon. If you have a minipimer you can use that too, just a couple of pulses and it will have the right texture.
  • Strain throughly the mixture into a container and discard the skins of the blueberries.
  • Allow the blueberry’s mixture to cool down completely. Place in the fridge for 2 hours before using it. Or…
  • Transfer to a bottle and store in the fridge for up to 3 months!
Pouring blueberry syrup in a glass with sparkling water.

How to make the blue berry vodka lemonade cocktail

  1. In a cocktail glass add some ice cubes.
  2. Add vodka then lemon juice, fill 2/3 of the glass with sparkling water then pour the blueberry syrup to fill the glass completely.
  3. Garnish with lemon wedges and blueberries.
  4. Serve and give a good mix before drinking you blueberry vodka lemonade!
The blueberry vodka lemonade cocktail after mixed, showing a bright red-ish hue.

Useful Notes

  • Is important to strain the blueberry syrup so the skins won’t end in the cocktail.
  • What to know what’s the best vodka brand for this recipe? Head over Thrillist and check out their list of best vodka for mixing cocktails, their bartender’s advice list is to not miss!

More summer drinks

If you liked this blueberry vodka lemonade recipe, here’s also a list of other summer drinks you don’t want to miss!

  • Tejuino – a fermented mexican drink – Learn how to make this amazing fermented corn drink that dates since prehispanic times.
  • Strawberry horchata – A nice twist on the traditional Mexican horchata.
  • Cucumber and lime fresca – Refreshing, healthy and so easy to prepare, this fresca recipe is a must in summer.
  • Tepache – This might be the most know fermented Mexican drink, but, do you know how to make it? Here we leave you with a detailed step-by-step recipe and all tips and tricks you need.

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Blueberry vodka lemonade cocktail

Blueberry vodka lemonade cocktail

Refreshing and so summery, this blueberry vodka lemonade cocktail will become one of your favourites to serve in your summer gatherings.
4.91 from 10 votes
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Servings: 1
Author: Maricruz

Ingredients 

For the blueberry syrup

  • 1 ¼ cup Blueberries
  • 1 cup White sugar
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon juice

For 1 cocktail

  • 1 fl oz Vodka (30)
  • Ice cubes
  • Sparkling water
  • 1 fl oz Blueberries syrup (30)
  • 1 ½ Tbsp Lemon juice (20)

for garnish

  • Lemon wedges
  • Blueberries

Instructions

Make the blueberry syrup

  • Place blueberries, sugar, water and lemon juice in a medium saucepan, mix well and put the pan over medium-high heat.
  • When you see that the mixture start to boil, low the heat and let it simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes or until the mixture thickens and coats the back of a spoon.
  • Smash the blueberries using a potato smasher then strain them throughly the mixture into a container.
  • Turn off the heat and let it cool completely. Place in the fridge for 2 hours before using it.

Make the cocktail

  • In a highball cocktail glass add some ice cubes.
  • Add vodka and lemon juice.
  • Fill ⅔ of the glass with sparkling water then pour the blueberry syrup to fill the glass almost completely
  • Add some more blueberries and lemon wedges for garnish, serve and give a good mix before drinking.
Nutrition
Calories: 82kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 52mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg
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7 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I highly recommend to try it! I love how simple it is! It’s great to do something different, even more during these times! I did it to surprise my husband with a nice small picnic at home and he loved it! Now I’m curious about all the combinations and variety I can create with this drink. Hope to see more options for next time thanks!

  2. 5 stars
    Thank you for the recipe, I had some store-bought syrup at home so I used that. Next time I’ll make my own :)

  3. 5 stars
    Not so much into alcohol but this cocktail is so freaking good.
    Made it for me and my wife after a looong and rough day. Was nice sitting in our porch, just talking and sipping this refreshing drink.
    Il totally subscribe to your blog. Love the content!

  4. I am a regular visitor of your website . I can enrich my cooking skill by seeing your blog. this Blueberry vodka lemonade is a perfect cocktail for the summer . i used to made it during summer

  5. 5 stars
    I am a regular visitor of your website . I can enrich my cooking skill by seeing your blog. this Blueberry vodka lemonade is a perfect cocktail for the summer . i used to made it during summer.