On rare occasions, cocktails will feature the sweet-tart taste of those delicious little blueberries. They can be used fresh, as a juice, or in the form of a blueberry-flavored vodka or liqueur. The flavor is unique in mixed drinks and if you're looking for a fabulous, fresh taste, one of these blueberry cocktails may be the recipe you need.
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You will need: vodka, orange liqueur, blueberry juice, mango juice
Blueberry juice takes center stage in this fantastic vodka martini. It is fruity, refreshing, and an impressive cocktail that may just be a little too fun. The addition of mango is fascinating and it works surprisingly well.
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You will need: rum, lavender honey, blueberry shrub, sparkling water
If you love to make your own mixers for drinks, then this recipe is perfect for you. It requires you to make two ingredients from scratch, but both are very easy, you will just want to give yourself a few days to make the shrub.
Also known as a drinking vinegar, a shrub is flavored and sweetened vinegar and shrubs are one of the latest old-fashioned ingredients to be revived in the cocktail world. They're very easy to make... and this blueberry-flavored shrub is the ideal introduction.
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You will need: gin, simple syrup, lime juice, bing cherries, blueberries, club soda
The American Collins is a delightfully, garden-fresh take on the popular Tom Collins cocktail. This one features a great gin in Bombay Sapphire that tops a muddle of fresh blueberries and cherries.
If you cannot find bing cherries, don't worry too much. Bing cherries are darker than normal cherries though any cherry will do. You can also pair raspberries or blackberries with the blueberries for an equally... enjoyable summertime drink.
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You will need: cachaca, lime, lemon, blueberries, sugar
This take on the popular Caipirinha cocktail is one of the easiest blueberry cocktails you can mix up. All you need is a muddler and a great cachaca such as Leblon.
Once you have all your ingredients gathered, you will simply smash the citrus fruits together, top it with cachaca and finish it off with a few blueberries. When you need a quick cocktail on a hot afternoon, few will be as refreshing (or fresh) as this one.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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You will need: acai-blueberry vodka, Chambord, triple sec, cranberry juice
The Cosmopolitan is a fantastic cocktail and a favorite for many drinkers. It is also an excellent foundation for expansion as we see in the Very Berry Cosmo.
This particular vodka comes from Van Gogh and the blend of blueberries and the acai berry is exotic and one that you need to take the time to appreciate because it is unusual. The Chambord sweetens the mix and marries the vodka to the cranberry base that is the... signature of a Cosmo.
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You will need: moonshine, brandy, lemon, mint, almond syrup, blueberry preserves
Here's your chance to mix up a great drink with that bottle of moonshine you have stashed away. The corn whiskey is softened by the brandy and the fresh citrus and mint help cool the alcohol down as well.
It is not until we get to the sweeteners that the French Quarter Smash becomes really interesting, though. For one, you get to mix up a simple almond syrup with almond extract. Then, you get to add a dollop of... blueberry preserves. When it all comes together, a fantastic and truly unique cocktail is waiting for you.
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You will need: tequila, blueberries, raspberry-lavender syrup, lime, lavender soda
Fresh from the garden, the Garden Patch Smash is the ultimate summer cocktail that takes full advantage of the season's produce. It is a medley of berries accented with lavender and lime along with a tequila base.
For this recipe, you have the opportunity for another DIY mixer in the raspberry-lavender simple syrup and it is very easy to make at home. Once that is muddled with a handful of fresh blueberries,... you're ready to shake up this fun, fruity drink.
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You will need: cachaca, blueberry liqueur, blueberries, lavender syrup, lime
Have you noticed that we really enjoy placing lavender and blueberries in the same drink? It is a fantastic pairing and one of the best you will find for these berries.
In the fancy Paulista cocktail, the two come together once again in harmony against a cachaca base. The addition of a blueberry liqueur just sweetens the deal, though it can be a challenge to find.
You can, of course, make your own blueberry liqueur and... it's very similar to others like this lychee liqueur. Then again, a number of small distilleries offer a fantastic blueberry liqueur or you can always revert to blueberry schnapps, brandy, or creme de myrtille.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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You will need: blueberry vodka, absinthe, simple syrup, lemon, raspberry liqueur, ginger beer
If you enjoy the Moscow Mule, then this fascinating cocktail will be quite the treat. It prefers a blueberry vodka, which is not common but is offered by a number of vodka brands. As an alternative, you can do your own vodka infusion while the fruits are in season.
To the vodka, we add an interesting array of flavors and the anise found in absinthe is probably the most surprising. While it may be... tempting, try not to skip this ingredient as it truly does take the drink into another realm.
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You will need: rosé wine, blueberries, pink lemonade, lemon-lime soda
To the wine we add blueberries and pink lemonade for a bright, fruit base to the punch. It all comes together with a little soda sparkle and it's ideal for weddings, brunch, or similar affairs.