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This blueberry lemonade with vodka is the best refreshing, fruity cocktail recipe! Make up a big pitcher for parties.

Blueberry Vodka Lemonade

Here’s a tasty, sweet tart cocktail that’s perfect for summer sipping: Blueberry Vodka Lemonade! In warmer weather, we start craving flavors like blueberry and lemon. So why not combine them to make the ideal sweet tart drink? Make up a big pitcher of blueberry lemonade, then spike each drink with vodka. It’s so delightfully tangy and fruity, it’s hard to stop sipping! Here’s how to make this tasty drink.

What’s in blueberry vodka lemonade?

This blueberry vodka lemonade has two components: homemade blueberry lemonade and vodka. The lemonade is simple to whip up and makes a large pitcher. The nice thing about this recipe is that you can build the vodka lemonade in the glass, so you can have servings for kids and people who want to avoid alcohol, too! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • Granulated sugar
  • Blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • Water
  • Vodka
Blueberry Vodka Lemonade

Tips for making blueberry vodka lemonade

The key to blueberry vodka lemonade is a high-quality homemade lemonade. This recipe makes a pitcher of 8 to 9 cups, which is 8 servings of vodka lemonade. It’s got just the right amount of sugar, but it’s not too sweet. Here’s what to do:

  • Juice the lemons. This is the most time consuming part! How to juice lemons quickly? A citrus press juicer makes quick work of it: this is our preferred juicer.
  • Blend and strain blueberries and sugar. Pull out your blender and whiz up blueberries, water and sugar, then press it through a fine mesh sieve to remove the blueberry skins.
  • Add everything in a pitcher with water. Combine the lemon juice, blueberry mixture and water in a pitcher.
  • Build the blueberry vodka lemonade in the glass. Pour 1 cup blueberry lemonade and ¼ cup vodka into each ice filled glass. Of course, if you like you can combine the vodka in the pitcher too.

Make ahead notes

Can you make this blueberry vodka lemonade ahead of time? Yes! Mix up the blueberry lemonade, then refrigerate it for up to 3 days before serving. (Technically it lasts even longer, but we like it when it’s as close to fresh as possible.)

We recommend keeping the vodka separate from the lemonade when you’re making it ahead. Then add the vodka in the glass when serving, or to the pitcher if you like.

Blueberry vodka lemonade

Variations on blueberry vodka lemonade

There are many ways to mix up this blueberry vodka lemonade: you can make it sparkling, spiked with other liquor, or change up the fruit flavor. Here are a few ideas:

  • Sparkling: Make Sparkling Lemonade by stirring in 4 cups soda water instead of cold water in Step 3 below.
  • Gin lemonade: Instead of 2 ounces vodka per serving, use 1 ½ ounces gin.
  • Tequila lemonade: Swap the vodka for tequila.
  • Strawberry vodka lemonade: Make Strawberry Lemonade instead and mix with vodka.
  • Raspberry vodka lemonade: Make Raspberry Lemonade and mix with vodka.
  • Watermelon vodka lemonade: Make Watermelon Lemonade and mix with vodka.

And that’s it! Let us know what you think in the comments below.

More blueberry drinks

Love berry-flavored beverages? Here are a few more blueberry drinks you might enjoy:

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Blueberry vodka lemonade

Blueberry Vodka Lemonade


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 drinks 1x

Description

This blueberry lemonade with vodka is the best refreshing, fruity cocktail recipe! Make up a big pitcher for parties.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 ½ cups fresh squeezed lemon juice (7 to 8 large lemons)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 6 cups water, divided
  • 16 ounces vodka
  • To garnish: lemon wedges and fresh blueberries

Instructions

  1. Juice the lemons.
  2. Add the blueberries, sugar, and 2 cups warm water to a blender and blend until smooth. Strain through fine mesh sieve into a large pitcher, using a spatula to push the liquid through.
  3. Add 4 cups cold water and the fresh squeezed lemon juice to the pitcher. Fill each highball glass with ice, then pour in 1 cup blueberry lemonade and 2 ounces (¼ cup) vodka. Garnish with lemon wedges and fresh blueberries.
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Pitcher
  • Cuisine: Cocktails
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: Blueberry lemonade vodka, blueberry vodka lemonade

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you’ll want to make again and again.

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4 Comments

  1. If you use frozen blueberries, do you need to thaw them first? Or is the warm water enough to break them down.

  2. I’m just curious, I just made this but it looks way darker than the picture on here 😅 still tastes amazing but I’m just wondering why it’s darker