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Blueberry Vodka Lemonade

There’s nothing quite like a glass of cold lemonade on a hot summer day. Unless it’s a glass of cold Blueberry Vodka Lemonade! This summer cocktail is the perfect balance of tart and sweet and can also easily be made into a blueberry lemonade mocktail. 

(This recipe for Blueberry Vodka Lemonade was originally posted in June 2014, but the post has been updated with new photos and content.)

Glass of magenta colored blueberry vodka lemonade in a glass with eyes topped with a skewer of blueberries and a lemon wedge on a marble platter with blueberries and lemons in the background and "Blueberry Vodka Lemonade" in text at the top

Sometimes I wonder if guests coming into our home for the first time think my husband and I may have a teeny tiny alcohol problem. We have an ungodly amount of liquor on our family room bar-top; we’re talking 30 bottles or so. Not to mention, the inside of the bar is packed full of wine. The thing is, most guests don’t go down to my basement… Where there’s another pretty large stash of liquor. To be honest, I probably have a drink 2-3 times a week and most of those times it’s just one glass of wine or one beer. But because I love making cocktails so much, I like to have my bar fully stocked, so when I need elderflower liquor, I have elderflower liquor. And when I need campari, I have campari. And when I want to sip on a glass of Fernet-Branca after a long day, I don’t want to leave my house to get it (side note, do you like fernet?? It’s a highly controversial digestif, but I LOVE it).

Always be prepared is the Girl Scout motto and while they probably didn’t mean that sentiment to be followed by, “so when you want a cocktail, you have a fully stocked bar,” but I’m owning it.

OK, even if you’re not a big cocktail drinker, you still need to make this blueberry simple syrup and just keep a jar of it in your fridge. I love this blueberry vodka lemonade, but I’d also be totally happy with a virgin blueberry lemonade mocktail, too. It’s the perfect drink for kids or for sitting out on your deck in the sun. You can also add the simple syrup to soda water for a delicious water that will basically taste like blueberry pie.

Collage showing blueberry simple syrup making process, including simple syrup boiling in saucepan and simple syrup being strained into bowl

Once you have the simple syrup made, this cocktail will literally take you 10 minutes. The hardest part is juicing the lemons. Other than that, you put all the ingredients in an ice-filled shaker, shake away, and then pour them into an ice-filled cocktail glass.

Close-up of a magenta blueberry vodka lemonade cocktail topped with skewer of blueberries and lemon wedge with blueberries and lemons in background on a marble platter

Absolutely obsessed with the color of this cocktail! I’ve noticed that every time I’ve made the blueberry simple syrup, it comes out a slightly different hue and I have to say this is my favorite color yet. It’s just such a happy cocktail.

Bird's eye view of magenta blueberry vodka lemonade on a marble platter and topped with arrow skewer of blueberries with blueberries and lemon wedges in the backround

I’m in love with this blueberry vodka lemonade in large part because of the balance of flavors involved. It’s a little bit tart from the lemon, but also nice and sweet from the blueberry simple syrup. Basically everything I love in life.

Bird's eye view of two blueberry vodka cocktails topped with arrow skewers of blueberries and lemon wedges on a marble platter with blueberries and lemon wedges in the background

You’ll also be quite happy to hear that you don’t actually need a fully stocked bar in your home to make this cocktail a dream come true. Just vodka!! And if you’re a cocktail drinker/maker, chances are you already have vodka at home. It’s kinda one of those must-haves. We pretty much ONLY drink Tito’s Vodka in my house because my husband is obsessed. He’s all hipster about it and constantly talks about how he drank it before anyone else knew about it (insert eye roll emoji here). But it’s fine because I love it, too, and the price is always right.

Glass of magenta colored blueberry vodka lemonade in a glass with eyes topped with a skewer of blueberries and a lemon wedge on a marble platter with blueberries and lemons in the background

Even though my recipe below is for one blueberry vodka lemonade cocktail, please note that it’s super easy to make a big batch of this cocktail. I actually just made a pitcher of it for Mother’s Day! You should be able to get about 6 cocktails from the simple syrup, but that’s also a very easy recipe to double (and I highly recommend doing so, so you have extra in your fridge!). I do love the recipe as a single serving cocktail because it’s so hard to find small batch lemonade recipes and sometimes you just want a glass of vodka lemonade to cool down with on a hot summer day without having to spend hours juicing lemons!

Do you have a fully stocked bar at home?

I’d totally share photos of my bar with you, but I’m slightly embarrassed. LOL!

If you love vodka cocktails, be sure to check out my Earl Grey Vodka Cocktail and my Grapefruit Blood Orange Cocktail.

p.s this cocktail goes perfectly with a good summer book! I just launched a new Instagram account to feature all of the books I’m reading and featured this cocktail along with The Summer List.

5 from 2 votes
Blueberry Vodka Lemonade -- There's nothing quite like a glass of cold lemonade on a hot summer day. Unless it's a glass of cold Blueberry Vodka Lemonade! This summer cocktail is the perfect balance of tart and sweet and can also easily be made into a blueberry lemonade mocktail | wearenotmartha.com
Blueberry Vodka Lemonade
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

There's nothing quite like a glass of cold lemonade on a hot summer day. Unless it's a glass of cold Blueberry Vodka Lemonade! This summer cocktail is the perfect balance of tart and sweet and can also easily be made into a blueberry lemonade mocktail. 

Course: Drink
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 cocktail
Author: Sues
Ingredients
  • Ice
  • 2 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 oz. water
  • 2 oz. blueberry simple syrup (recipe below)
  • 1 1/2 oz. vodka
Blueberry Simple Syrup
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup blueberries
Instructions
  1. In a shaker filled with ice, combine lemon juice, water, blueberry simple syrup, and vodka. Shake well.

  2. Pour cocktail into two glasses filled with ice. Garnish with additional blueberries and a lemon wedge.

Blueberry Simple Syrup
  1. Put sugar, water, and blueberries in a medium-size saucepan and bring mixture to a boil. Once boiling, lower heat and let simmer for about 15 minutes, until the mixture thickens.

  2. Strain the mixture into a bowl, being sure to press down on the berries to extract as much juice as possible. Keep syrup in bowl or pour into a mason jar and place in fridge to cool completely before using.

Recipe Notes
  • Blueberry simple syrup recipe should make about 6 cocktails.
  • Please note that recipe cook time does not account for time simple syrup needs to cool.

 

Blueberry Vodka Lemonade -- There's nothing quite like a glass of cold lemonade on a hot summer day. Unless it's a glass of cold Blueberry Vodka Lemonade! This summer cocktail is the perfect balance of tart and sweet and can also easily be made into a blueberry lemonade mocktail | wearenotmartha.com #vodka #lemonade #cocktail #blueberry #summer #mocktail

16 Responses to "Blueberry Vodka Lemonade"

  1. Justine says:

    How refreshing! I enjoy blueberry vodka too!

  2. Judy Miller says:

    I may just have to try this one Sues……..after being in Austin for a month I have come to really appreciate TIto’s…….smooth is the word!
    Good luck with the move……..excited for you both!

  3. This was our signature cocktail at my wedding!! My colors were plum & gold so it went perfectly and was SOOOO delicious! I’ll definitely have to create at home 🙂

  4. Michelle Lahey says:

    Congrats on the house!!! So exciting. I do love purging when I move, but I hate the time it takes to do so. But it is always worth it!

  5. Packing to move – UGH. We’re in the middle of that currently, and I think I’d love nothing more than to plop down on our couch (…once it’s out of storage) and sip on a blueberry vodka lemonade or three. That blueberry simple syrup sounds incredible, and I love that it makes a single serving of the lemonade portion. Good luck with your move – and congrats on the house!

  6. Odetta says:

    Everyday of the week could use one of these drinks!!!

  7. That looks so good! I could use one right about now and it’s not even 9, lol!

  8. Good luck with your move. Your cocktail will certainly be welcomed when you are in your new home after the movers leave.

  9. I love that the first thing you brought over was the liquor cabinet contents! I so wish I could drink this right now.

  10. I detest packing to move. BUT you are right, it causes you to purge. You need this lemonade for what you are doing. It looks like grand drink to me.

  11. Robin says:

    We’ve moved three times in the past month as we wait for our condo to be rehabbed. Unfortunately it looks like we have another 3-4 more weeks to wait but at least only one more move. My question is how long the blueberry simple syrup might last in the refrigerator? In case we don’t gulp it all down at once…

  12. Sues says:

    @Robin- Ah, that’s so frustrating! But congrats on almost being there! I would say this should last a month in your fridge. Maybe even longer, but it should definitely be good for at least a month!

  13. April says:

    It’s already so hot where I live – this is so refreshing! Will be on repeat all summer 🙂

  14. Linda says:

    I love cocktails like this and have a bar similarly stocked like yours. And some of the bottles actually have dust on them! Lol This is exactly the type of cocktail I love from 5e hot Florida days and since I have a ton of blueberries on hand it seems the perfect time to try this. Cheers!

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