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The blueberry martini is full of sweet tart, pure fruity flavor! Berries, vodka and lime make a memorable cocktail.

Blueberry Martini
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Here’s a fruity drink you won’t be able to put down: try the Blueberry Martini! This combination of fresh berries, vodka and lime juice is irresistibly sweet tart and the ideal drink for any occasion. You’ll be surprised by the way a few simple ingredients come together to make magic. Alex tinkered around with a few different combinations and finally landed on this one. On our first sip, we were both sold!

What’s in a blueberry martini?

A blueberry martini is a spin on the flavored vodka martini using fresh blueberries or blueberry vodka. As you may know, the vodka martini is related to the classic Dry Martini in name only. Vodka martinis became popular in the 1990’s, essentially defined as a drink with vodka served in a martini glass. For the blueberry spin you can use the fresh or frozen fruit. The ingredients in a blueberry martini are:

Blueberry martini recipe

Fresh vs frozen fruit

This blueberry martini is best with fresh berries: but you can also use the frozen fruit! Because the berries are blended together with vodka, there’s not a huge advantage to using fresh here. We do find that fresh berries are slightly sweeter than frozen, but it is usually a pretty subtle difference.

Can I make it with blueberry vodka?

There are many types of blueberry vodka on the market, which is vodka with an artificial blueberry flavor. It’s perfect for a blueberry martini! You can simply substitute it for the standard vodka in the recipe below. Combining it with fresh blueberries makes an even more intense blueberry flavor.

How to make a blueberry martini

After you assemble all the ingredients, making a blueberry martini is a breeze! Here are the basic steps, or jump to the recipe below:

  • Blend: Blend the berries and vodka in a blender.
  • Shake: Add all ingredients (see below) to a cocktail shaker. Add 1 handful of ice and shake until cold!
  • Strain & garnish: Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with extra berries or lime wedges if you’d like.
Blueberry martini

More blueberry cocktails

Got berries? Here are a few more blueberry cocktails you’ll enjoy:

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Blueberry Martini

Blueberry Martini


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x
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Description

The blueberry martini is full of sweet tart, pure fruity flavor! Berries, vodka and lime make a memorable cocktail.


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup fresh blueberries (or substitute frozen)
  • 3 ounces vodka*
  • ½ ounce Cointreau or triple sec
  • ½ ounce lime juice
  • 1 ounce simple syrup

Instructions

  1. Place the blueberries and vodka in a blender and blend until very smooth. Strain through a fine mesh strainer into a container.
  2. Place the blueberry vodka, Cointreau, lime juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Add 1 handful of ice and shake until cold. Strain into a martini glass. If desired, garnish with more blueberries and a lime wedge.

Notes

*If you’re looking for a way to use blueberry vodka, you can use it in place of the vodka for an even more intense berry flavor.

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: Cocktails
  • Diet: Vegan

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes and the joy of cooking! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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4 Comments

  1. Robert Anderson says:

    Can you muddle the blueberries and then add everything else to it? Most shakers have screens.






    1. Alex Overhiser says:

      That would be good flavor wise, but you won’t get the color.

  2. Deb c says:

    Reminds me my favorite martini while sitting overlooking the water in bar harbor Maine!

  3. Sonja Overhiser says:

    Let us know if you have any questions!