Blondie Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol %:20

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Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Blondie cocktail is a delightful blend of sweet and sour, perfect for those who enjoy a balanced drink. It's a relatively new concoction, but it has quickly gained popularity among cocktail enthusiasts for its refreshing taste and appealing look. It's a favorite among those who prefer lighter, fruitier cocktails.

How Blondie Cocktail Tastes?

The Blondie cocktail boasts a sweet yet tangy taste, with a hint of citrus. It's light, refreshing, and slightly fruity, making it a perfect choice for a warm summer day.

Interesting facts about Blondie Cocktail

  • The Blondie cocktail is often served in a highball glass, which allows the drinker to fully appreciate its vibrant color and aroma.
  • Despite its light taste, the Blondie cocktail can pack a punch with its alcohol content.
  • The cocktail's name, 'Blondie', is thought to be inspired by its light, golden color.


A few good options for Blondie Cocktail are:

  • Grey Goose
  • Belvedere
  • Khor
  • Smirnoff

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A few good options for Blondie Cocktail are:

  • Brockmans
  • Silent Pool Gin
  • Hendrick's Gin

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It's the spirit base of the cocktail giving it that kick you're looking for. At 1.5 oz, it's just enough to let you know it's there without knocking your socks off. Too little and it's a lemonade, too much and you're in for a wild night.

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Lemon Juice

Pucker up buttercup! This bright citrus is bringing freshness and acidity that balances the sweet, sitting at 1 oz to engage your taste buds but not overwhelm. Robot without batteries if skipped.

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Honey Syrup

Sweetness level: bear hug. At 0.5 oz, it's there to smooth over the tart edges from the lemon without taking over the show. No honey? No problem, but you might miss the velvety touch. Try simple syrup or agave for a different kind of sweet sensation.

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Ginger Beer

Spice is nice! Providing a zesty kick and effervescence at 2 oz, it tops off the cocktail like a crown. Miss it, and the kingdom falls into dullness. Swap with soda water for a lighter version or ginger ale for less spice, but remember: without the ginger zing, it's just not the same thing.

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Recipe. How to make Blondie Cocktail Drink

  1. Fill a highball glass with ice.
  2. Pour in the vodka, lemon juice, and honey syrup.
  3. Top with ginger beer and stir gently to combine.
  4. Garnish with a lemon wheel and enjoy.

Pro Tips

  • Use fresh lemon juice for the best flavor.
  • Chill your glass before making the cocktail to keep it cold for longer.
  • Don't over-stir the cocktail as it can dilute the flavors.

Perfect Pairings

Food Pairings

  • Appetizers: The fresh and zesty nature of the Blondie Cocktail pairs beautifully with light appetizers like shrimp cocktail or sushi. The ginger note in the ginger beer complements seafood particularly well.
  • Salads: A crisp, green salad with vinaigrette dressing will match the acidity of the lemon juice in the cocktail. Go for salads that include fruits like apple or pear for a harmonious pairing.
  • Grilled Poultry: Chicken or turkey that's been grilled or roasted, with a side of honey-glazed carrots, would create a delicious balance, echoing the honey syrup in the drink.

Drink Pairings

  • Water: Keeping it simple with water, specifically sparkling water with a squeeze of lemon to cleanse the palate between sips of the cocktail and food bites.
  • Tea: A glass of chilled, lightly sweetened iced tea can be a nice non-alcoholic alternative that still respects the cocktail's balance of sweetness and acidity.

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What you could change in Blondie Cocktail

  • Vodka: You can substitute the vodka with gin for a different flavor profile.
  • Honey Syrup: If you don't have honey syrup, you can use agave syrup or simple syrup instead.

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Blondie with a Twist of Mint

Ingredients: Add a few mint leaves. Recipe: Muddle the mint leaves with lemon juice and honey syrup before following the original recipe. This adds a refreshing herbal touch to the cocktail, perfect for a hot summer day.

Spicy Blondie

Ingredients: Add 1 thin slice of jalapeño. Recipe: Muddle the jalapeño slice with lemon juice and honey syrup for a fiery kick that heats things up, then proceed as normal. This spicy twist adds a thrilling contrast to the cocktail's sweet and tart profile.

Bourbon Blondie

Ingredients: Swap the vodka for bourbon. Recipe: Replace vodka with the same amount of bourbon to introduce a rich, oaky depth to the drink, elevating its complexity. This twist is for those who favor a heavier spirit with notes of vanilla and caramel complementing the ginger beer.

In case you forgot basics how to make Blondie Cocktail

Insert the spoon into the glass until it touches the bottom. Keep the back of the spoon against the inside wall of the glass, and stir in a smooth, circular motion. The goal is to swirl the ice and ingredients together without churning or splashing.

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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Blondie Cocktail

What type of vodka is best for a Blondie cocktail?

It's recommended to use a good quality, mid-shelf vodka for a Blondie cocktail. This is because the subtleties of a high-end vodka can be lost among the cocktail's other flavors.

Can I make a batch of Blondie cocktails ahead of time for a party?

Yes, you can mix together the vodka, lemon juice and honey syrup ahead of time. However, do not add the ginger beer until you're ready to serve as it could lose its fizziness.

Is the Blondie cocktail sweet?

The Blondie cocktail is a balanced drink with both sweet and sour notes. If you find it too sweet, you can adjust the amount of honey syrup to your taste.

Can I use another type of beer instead of ginger beer?

The ginger beer contributes significantly to the taste and character of the Blondie cocktail. Using a different type of beer could alter these, creating a different drink entirely.

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Blondie cocktail?

Yes, you can make a non-alcoholic or mocktail version of the Blondie by simply leaving out the vodka. Even without the alcohol, the drink will still have a refreshing and pleasant taste due to the other ingredients.

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