Blueberry Vodka Lemonade

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This blueberry vodka lemonade is flavored with an easy blueberry simple syrup for the perfect combination of tart and sweet. Just add vodka for the perfect cocktail to cool down on a hot summer day!

Blueberry Vodka Lemonade

If you love blueberries or are simply looking for more delicious recipes for summer entertaining, this refreshing cocktail is the perfect summer drink to try out. This blueberry vodka lemonade was inspired by a leftover batch of blueberry mint syrup I had after making my favorite blueberry mint margarita recipe

All you need to whip up this vodka cocktail is your favorite vodka, fresh lemons, frozen blueberries, sugar, and a few mint sprigs. I’ve tried a lot of flavored lemonade variations, but something about the combination of blueberries and lemon is just perfection. This blueberry lemonade cocktail is vibrant, easy to make, and bursting with fresh flavors. 

One of the things I love most about cocktail recipes like this one is that there are plenty of ways to switch things up depending on your mood and what you have at home. For instance, you could easily swap out frozen blueberries for fresh blueberries in the blueberry mixture to make your simple syrup. You could also swap lemon juice for lime juice to make a refreshing blueberry limeade. The options are pretty much endless.

Whether you’re gearing up for a cookout with neighbors or a pool party with friends, this quintessential summer cocktail guarantees to satisfy a crowd. If you plan on having kids in attendance, you could easily make a pitcher without vodka for a delicious blueberry lemonade mocktail. Get ready for your new favorite summer drink!

Blueberry Vodka Lemonade

Key Ingredients

Let’s break down the key ingredients you’ll need to make this blueberry vodka lemonade recipe.

  • Frozen Blueberries: Using frozen blueberries ensures you can make this cocktail any time of the year. I always recommend opting for organic because it offers a better flavor, and conventionally grown blueberries are saturated with pesticide chemicals. Feel free to use fresh blueberries if you prefer.
  • Lemons: I grew up enjoying fresh-squeezed lemonade, so there’s nothing you could say that would make me choose store-bought lemonade over the real thing. If you want the best lemonade, you’ve got to use the freshest ingredients.
  • Sugar: I only use the best when it comes to granulated sugar. Imperial Sugar is non-GMO, so I know it’s a brand I can trust. 
  • Vodka: You can use any kind of plain vodka you like to make this blueberry lemonade. I’ve tried this recipe with bottom-shelf, mid-shelf, and top-shelf vodka—all of them have turned out great. Just use your favorite brand!

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How to Make Blueberry Vodka Lemonade

This easy vodka lemonade recipe can be divided into two components: making the blueberry syrup and making the lemonade. Be sure to check out the recipe card below for the full recipe and exact measurements.

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How to Make Blueberry Mint Syrup

Step 1: Heat a medium pot over medium heat and add blueberries, mint, sugar, and water. Bring to a boil, then remove from the heat.

Step 2: Add to a food blender and blitz on high for 30 seconds or until smooth. Then, strain the syrup through a fine-mesh strainer over a bowl and add it back to the pot. Bring to a boil, remove from heat and cool for 5 minutes.

Blueberry Vodka Lemonade Recipe

Step 1: In a gallon pitcher, stir the ice, lemon juice, vodka, remaining water, and blueberry mint syrup. Cover and place in the refrigerator or serve immediately over a glass filled with ice, a few blueberries, and a sprig of mint.

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Recipe Tips and Tricks

Here are some of my top tips to help you make the best blueberry lemonade cocktail:

  • For the best-tasting blueberry vodka lemonade, make your own blueberry simple syrup. It takes a little more effort than simply adding sugar, but the end result is beyond worth it. 
  • If you’re pressed for time, you could try using a blueberry-flavored vodka and regular store-bought lemonade, but you’ll be sacrificing tons of flavor.
  • Try using lemon-flavored vodka like Deep Eddy for an extra tart flavor.
  • I highly recommend juicing your own lemons and not substituting them for store-bought lemonade. Those tend to come loaded with sugar, which would make the result overly sweet once you’ve added in the blueberry simple syrup.
  • For an eye-catching summer cocktail, save a few mint sprigs and blueberries for the garnish. 
  • Try adding a splash of sparkling water or club soda for a sparkling lemonade cocktail.

Blueberry Vodka Lemonade FAQs

Here are some of the most popular questions about this blueberry vodka lemonade cocktail recipe:

What can I use instead of blueberry simple syrup?

The beautiful thing about making a flavored simple syrup from scratch is that you can choose any flavor you want. If you want to try something other than blueberries, try using strawberries, mangos, lavender, or mint. You could also use a store-bought simple syrup to make things easier. 

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Can I make this ahead of time?

Absolutely. You can make a blueberry vodka lemonade pitcher up to 2 days in advance and store it in the fridge covered until you’re ready to serve. Simply stir before serving and wait to add ice until you serve the cocktail; otherwise, you’ll wind up watering it down. You can store your leftover lemonade in the fridge for up to 7 days.

Can I make this non-alcoholic?

Yes! All you have to do is swap out the vodka to make this a mocktail. To avoid an overly sweet mocktail, I recommend adding equal parts water, sparkling water, or club soda instead of vodka. You can add a little at a time and taste as you go until you get the ideal sweetness level for your taste buds.

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More Summer Cocktail Recipes

Looking for more refreshing cocktails to enjoy all summer long? Check these out:

So, if you’re looking for a refreshing drink to cool down with this summer or want to try something new at your next party, give my blueberry vodka lemonade recipe a go. With just a few ingredients and minimal effort, it’s the perfect drink to enjoy on a hot day or while socializing with friends. Let’s pour up!

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Blueberry Vodka Lemonade

Kenneth Temple
This blueberry vodka lemonade is flavored with an easy blueberry simple syrup just add vodka for the perfect cocktail!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Cooling Time 5 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 gallon
Calories 3159 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 10 oz. frozen organic blueberries
  • 2 sprigs mint plus more for garnish
  • 1 ½ cup Imperial Sugar granulated sugar
  • 2 ½ cup water
  • 1 ½ cups lemon juice about 6-8 lemons
  • 3 cups 750 ml. bottle vodka
  • 3 cups ice
  • 6 oz. fresh blueberries garnish

Instructions
 

  • Turn the heat to high in a medium-high pot add the blueberries, mint, sugar, and 1 ½ cup water, bring to a boil, remove from the heat and cool for 5 minutes. Place in a food blender and blitz on high for 10 seconds, until smooth. You should have 3 ½ cups of blueberry mint juice.
  • In a gallon pitcher stir the ice, lemon juice, vodka, remaining water and blueberry mint juice. Cover and place in the refrigerator or serve immediately over a glass filled with ice a few blueberries and a sprig of mint. Lemonade is good for 7 days.

Notes

Recipe Tips and Tricks
  • For the best-tasting blueberry vodka lemonade, make your own blueberry simple syrup. It takes a little more effort than simply adding sugar, but the end result is beyond worth it.
  • If you’re pressed for time, you could try using a blueberry-flavored vodka and regular store-bought lemonade, but you’ll be sacrificing tons of flavor.
  • Try using lemon-flavored vodka like Deep Eddy for an extra tart flavor.
  • I highly recommend juicing your own lemons and not substituting them for store-bought lemonade. Those tend to come loaded with sugar, which would make the result overly sweet once you’ve added in the blueberry simple syrup.
  • For an eye-catching summer cocktail, save a few mint sprigs and blueberries for the garnish.
  • Try adding a splash of sparkling water or club soda for a sparkling lemonade cocktail.
  • If you want to make this non-alcoholic use 3 cups of water in place of the vodka.
Storage Absolutely.
  • You can make a blueberry vodka lemonade pitcher up to 2 days in advance and store it in the fridge covered until you’re ready to serve. Simply stir before serving and wait to add ice until you serve the cocktail; otherwise, you’ll wind up watering it down. You can store your leftover lemonade in the fridge for up to 7 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 3159kcalCarbohydrates: 390gProtein: 5gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 84mgPotassium: 751mgFiber: 12gSugar: 354gVitamin A: 352IUVitamin C: 186mgCalcium: 96mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Blueberry Vodka Lemonade
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