Blueberry Martini 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 Martini is a modern twist on the classic martini, which dates back to the late 19th century. This fruity variation is perfect for those who enjoy a sweet, refreshing cocktail with a hint of sophistication. Ideal for summer parties, romantic evenings, or simply sipping by the poolside.

  • The classic martini is said to have originated in the 1860s
  • The blueberry variation gained popularity in the early 2000s
  • This cocktail is enjoyed by those who appreciate a fruity, yet elegant drink

How Blueberry Martini Tastes?

The Blueberry Martini is a delightful combination of sweet, tart, and slightly tangy flavors. The blueberries provide a fruity and refreshing taste, while the vodka adds a subtle kick. The lemon juice balances the sweetness, giving the cocktail a crisp, clean finish.

Interesting facts about Blueberry Martini

  • Blueberries are considered a superfood, packed with antioxidants and nutrients
  • The Blueberry Martini is sometimes referred to as a 'Blue-tini'
  • The vibrant blue color of the cocktail is achieved by using fresh blueberries or blueberry-flavored liqueur


A few good options for Blueberry Martini are:

  • Grey Goose
  • Belvedere
  • Khor
  • Smirnoff

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The 2 oz of vodka creates the strong backbone for this cocktail. It's the perfect amount to allow the blueberry flavor to shine, without completely inebriating you after one sip! Less vodka, and it's a blueberry splash, more, and you're swimming in strong seas without a berry in sight.

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Blueberry Liqueur

The 1 oz of blueberry liqueur is the heart of this drink. It provides the sweet, deep berry flavor we're craving. Omit this, and it's like a summer without sun – everything's dull. No alternatives recommended, this one's non-negotiable.

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Fresh Blueberries

1/4 cup of fresh blueberries is what makes this martini farm-to-glass. They add freshness and authenticity to the flavor. Use frozen as a backup band; fresh is the lead singer here.

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Lemon Juice

The 1/2 oz of lemon juice cuts through the sweetness and provides a zesty zing. Without it, the cocktail would be like a dance party with no music – lacking that necessary spark.

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Simple Syrup

1/2 oz of simple syrup brings balance by adding a touch of sweetness. It's the peacemaker between tart and sweet. Too much, and you're in syrupy swamp - too little, and the tartness might pucker your lips more than your first kiss!

Emma Rose


About 1 cup of ice chills the drink; it's the silent hero. Imagine sipping on a warm martini – no thanks, right? Ice, ice, baby – don't forget it.

Mary Mitkina

Garnish: Lemon Twist

And finally, the garnish – a lemon twist. It's not just for show, it adds an aromatic before the sip. A martini without a garnish is like a comedian without a punchline; it still works, but the final flourish is missing.

Alex Green

Recipe. How to make Blueberry Martini Drink

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the fresh blueberries to release their juice
  2. Add the vodka, blueberry liqueur, lemon juice, and simple syrup to the shaker
  3. Fill the shaker with ice and shake vigorously for 15-20 seconds
  4. Strain the mixture into a chilled martini glass
  5. Garnish with a lemon twist

Pro Tips

  • Use high-quality vodka for a smoother taste
  • Chill the martini glass in the freezer for 10-15 minutes before serving
  • For an extra touch of elegance, rim the glass with sugar before pouring the cocktail

Perfect Pairings

Cheese Platter

Pair your Blueberry Martini with a cheese platter featuring creamy cheeses like brie or goat cheese. The creaminess of the cheese will balance out the tartness of the blueberry and lemon.


Serve with light desserts, such as lemon bars or blueberry cheesecake, to complement the fruity and sweet flavors of the cocktail.


Opt for appetizers like bruschetta or shrimp cocktail. A savory contrast to the fruity martini helps cleanse the palate between sips.

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What you could change in Blueberry Martini

  • You can replace the blueberry liqueur with blueberry-flavored vodka or blueberry syrup
  • If fresh blueberries are not available, frozen blueberries can be used

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Wild Berry Martini

  • Use a berry-flavored vodka.
  • Mix in a handful of muddled mixed berries.
  • Garnish with a skewer of assorted berries. The wild cousins of our classic have joined the party! It'd be fruitier, like a bear at a berry buffet – just watch out for the berry-induced happiness overload!

Tropical Blueberry Martini

  • Swap blueberry liqueur for tropical passion fruit liqueur.
  • Add a splash of coconut cream.
  • Garnish with a slice of pineapple. Now we're on a beach in our minds, and each sip is a wave of tropical bliss washing over you. You'll almost feel the sand between your toes.

Herbal Blueberry Martini

  • Add a few leaves of fresh basil or thyme to the muddle.
  • Use a splash of elderflower liqueur instead of simple syrup.
  • Garnish with a small spring of thyme. Herbs have entered the chat, and they've brought complexity and a hint of garden vibes. It's like a sophisticated garden party in a glass.

In case you forgot basics how to make Blueberry Martini

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.

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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.

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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.

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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 Blueberry Martini

What form of vodka works best for a Blueberry Martini?

While the recipe recommends using high-quality vodka, you may choose any form you have at your disposal. However, unflavored vodka is often preferred as flavored vodkas might modify the blueberry taste.

Can I replace vodka with gin in a Blueberry Martini?

Yes, substituting vodka with gin is possible. However, it will change the overall flavor profile of the martini, as gin has more herbal notes.

How do I infuse the vodka with blueberry instead of using a blueberry liqueur?

To infuse vodka with blueberry, you would need to add fresh blueberries in a jar with vodka and allow it to sit for a few days. However, this method will take longer than simply using a blueberry liqueur.

Does the glass type or shape matter for a Blueberry Martini?

Cocktails, in general, are served in certain types of glasses to improve their presentation and sometimes their taste and aroma. However, while traditionally served in a martini glass, a Blueberry Martini can be enjoyed in other kinds of glasses too.

Is a Blueberry Martini a strong beverage?

With vodka and blueberry liqueur, a Blueberry Martini isn't a weak drink. However, the strength can be adjusted based on personal preference by varying the amount of alcohol added.

Why is shaking essential in the preparation of a Blueberry Martini?

Shaking the mixture is important to chill, dilute, mix, and aerate the drink. In particular, shaking helps to properly bring together the vodka, blueberry liqueur, and the muddled blueberries.

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