Blueberry Cosmo Cocktail Recipe

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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 Blueberry Cosmo is a fruity twist on the classic Cosmopolitan cocktail, which gained popularity in the 1990s thanks to the TV show 'Sex and the City'. This refreshing and vibrant cocktail is perfect for those who love fruity flavors and a touch of elegance in their drinks.

How Blueberry Cosmo Tastes?

The Blueberry Cosmo has a delightful balance of sweet and tart flavors, with the blueberry and lime playing off each other beautifully. The vodka provides a smooth and clean base, while the orange liqueur adds a subtle citrus undertone.

Interesting facts about Blueberry Cosmo

  • The Cosmopolitan is believed to have originated in the 1970s, but its true origins are still debated.
  • Blueberries are known for their antioxidant properties, making this cocktail a slightly healthier indulgence.
  • The Blueberry Cosmo can be easily customized with different fruit flavors, such as raspberry or strawberry.


A few good options for Blueberry Cosmo are:

  • Grey Goose
  • Absolut Citron
  • Khor De Luxe

Learn everything on which Vodka to choose

Vodka: 1.5 oz

The vodka is the backbone of this cocktail, providing a neutral spirit base that allows the blueberry and citrus flavors to shine. It's smooth but potent; too much can overpower, too little and you lose the 'kick'. If swapped for gin, you'd introduce botanical notes that might compete with the delicate blueberry.

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Blueberry Liqueur: 0.5 oz

Blueberry Liqueur adds a sweet, fruity essence that defines the character of the cocktail. It's a delicate balance; overdo it and your Cosmo becomes syrupy, too little and you might as well call it a 'blushing cosmo'. No Blueberry Liqueur? Try crème de cassis for a currant twist.

Alex Green

Orange Liqueur: 0.5 oz

Orange Liqueur brings a sweet citrus complexity, playing well with the lime and blueberry. Balance is key! Without it, the drink lacks depth. Cointreau or triple sec can be used interchangeably here, but don't tell the brands I said that.

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Fresh Lime Juice: 0.5 oz

This adds zing and balances the sweetness with its tartness - think of it like the snare drum in a jazz band. Miss it out, and your cocktail is too sweet, a bit like a one-man-band without rhythm. If you're out of lime, lemon juice might save the gig, but it'll be a different tune.

Emma Rose

Simple Syrup: 0.5 oz

Simple syrup is the sweetener that smooths out any acidic edges. If you forget this, your taste buds might feel like they've been through a sour storm. Want a twist? Infuse the syrup with herbs like thyme for a herbaceous hit.

Alex Green

Fresh Blueberries: 6

They offer freshness and a hint of summer romance to the drink. Muddling them releases the soul of the berry – a blueberry's heart, if you will. Skimp on them and your drink becomes a wallflower at nature's dance. Try raspberries for a tart change-up.

Mary Mitkina

Garnish: Lime Wheel

The garnish is the cocktail's first impression, so make it count. The lime wheel suggests a hint of the citrus journey within. No lime? A fresh blueberry skewer still tells a tantalizing tale of the flavors that await.

Emma Rose

Recipe. How to make Blueberry Cosmo Drink

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the fresh blueberries with the simple syrup.
  2. Add the vodka, blueberry liqueur, orange liqueur, and fresh lime juice to the shaker.
  3. Fill the shaker with ice and shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds.
  4. Double strain the mixture into a chilled martini glass.
  5. Garnish with a lime wheel on the rim of the glass.

Pro Tips

  • Use fresh lime juice for the best flavor and balance.
  • Double strain the cocktail to remove any blueberry pulp and ensure a smooth texture.
  • Chill your martini glass in the freezer for a few minutes before serving for an extra cold and refreshing drink.

Perfect Pairings


  • Cheese Platters: A selection of soft cheeses, such as goat cheese or brie, can complement the fruitiness of the cocktail.
  • Seafood: Light seafood dishes like shrimp cocktail or seared scallops provide a delicate balance to the Blueberry Cosmo's sweet and tart notes.

Main Courses

  • Grilled Chicken: The citrus components of the cocktail work well with herbed chicken.
  • Pasta Dishes: Consider pairing with a light creamy pasta or a lemon-garlic angel hair pasta.


  • Lemon Tart: The zesty brightness of lemon desserts will enhance the vibrant citrus notes in the drink.
  • Dark Chocolate: A piece of dark chocolate could create a sweet and complex contrast with the blueberry and citrus flavors.

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What you could change in Blueberry Cosmo

  • Vodka: You can use citrus-flavored vodka for an extra zesty kick.
  • Blueberry Liqueur: If unavailable, you can use blueberry syrup or muddle extra blueberries.
  • Orange Liqueur: You can substitute with Triple Sec or Cointreau.

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And of course - twists🍹

Blueberry Cosmo Spritz

  • Add 1 oz of soda water for a fizzy twist.
  • The bubbles add a playful, refreshing touch.

Cosmo Noir

  • Swap in 0.5 oz of blackberry liqueur instead of blueberry.
  • A richer, deeper berry flavor for a night that calls for a touch of mystery.

Blueberry-Thyme Cosmo

  • Use a thyme-infused simple syrup.
  • The herbal notes introduce a new aromatic layer that dances with the existing fruity flavors.

In case you forgot basics how to make Blueberry Cosmo

The basic composition of simple syrup is relatively straightforward – a 1:1 ratio of sugar and water. This mixture is heated until the sugar dissolves, resulting in a clear, sweet syrup.

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Add your ingredients to the shaker first, then ice. Fill it up to ¾ of its capacity to ensure enough space for shaking. Hold the shaker with both hands (one on the top and one on the bottom) and shake vigorously. The shake should come from your shoulders, not your wrists.

Learn everything on how to shake

Place your chosen strainer on top of the shaker or mixing glass, ensuring a secure fit. Pour the cocktail into a glass through the strainer, which will catch solid ingredients and ice. If double straining, hold the fine mesh strainer between the shaker and the glass.

Learn everything on how to strain

The key to proper muddling is to crush the ingredients just enough to release their flavors and not overdo it. Over-muddling can result in a bitter taste, especially with herbs.

Learn everything on how to muddle

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 Blueberry Cosmo

Can this cocktail be made non-alcoholic?

Yes, you can substitute the vodka and liqueurs with non-alcoholic versions or fruit juices to create a mocktail.

How can I make the Blueberry Cosmo look more appealing?

You can add edible flowers as garnish or coat the rim with sugar for a fancy touch. Using cocktail glasses of different shapes can also enhance the presentation.

What are some good food pairings with this cocktail?

The Blueberry Cosmo pairs nicely with light appetizers like cheese platter, sushi or with dessert items like cheesecake or fruit tart.

Is there a specific variety of vodka that works best?

While the Blueberry Cosmo can be made with any type of vodka, top-shelf or premium vodkas tend to result in a smoother and more refined cocktail.

What's the proper way to muddle the blueberries?

Use a muddler or the back of a spoon to press the blueberries against the bottom of the shaker until their juices are released, but be careful not to over-muddle, which can make the cocktail taste bitter.

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