Blueberry Smash 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 Smash cocktail is a refreshing and fruity concoction that gained popularity in the early 2000s. It is a favorite among those who enjoy fruity and refreshing cocktails, perfect for summer parties and gatherings.

  • Originated in the United States
  • Became popular in the early 2000s
  • Perfect for summer parties and gatherings

How Blueberry Smash Tastes?

The Blueberry Smash has a sweet and fruity taste, with a hint of tartness from the fresh blueberries. It is a well-balanced cocktail with a light and refreshing finish.

Interesting facts about Blueberry Smash

  • Blueberries are known for their high antioxidant content
  • The Blueberry Smash is a versatile cocktail that can be made with various spirits, such as vodka, gin, or rum
  • This cocktail is perfect for showcasing fresh, seasonal blueberries


  • Fresh blueberries: 10
  • Simple syrup: 0.5 oz(15ml)
  • Lemon juice: 0.5 oz(15ml)
  • Mint leaves: 6
  • Vodka: 2 oz(60ml)
  • Club soda: 2 oz(60ml)
  • Ice: As needed
  • Mint sprig: 1
  • Blueberries: 3

A few good options for Blueberry Smash are:

  • Grey Goose
  • Belvedere
  • Khor
  • Smirnoff

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Fresh blueberries

Blueberries add sweetness and a vibrant color. Why 10? Just the right number to get that berry-licious flavor without turning it into a smoothie. No blueberries? Your cocktail will lose its signature taste and look. As a twist, try raspberries for a different berry vibe.

Emma Rose

Simple syrup

Sweetness balancer alert! Why 0.5 oz? Too little and the drink's too tart, too much and it's a sugar rush. It's the Goldilocks dose. Alternative? Agave syrup can jump in for a slightly different sweet profile.

Alex Green

Lemon juice

Zesty zing for a fresh punch! Why 0.5 oz? Because you want to wake up your taste buds, not suck on a lemon. Skip it? Get ready for a too-sweet, flat experience. Lime juice could sub in for a tropical twist.

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Mint leaves

They're your fresh breath in a glass. Why 6 leaves? Enough for minty whispers without a shout. No mint? It's like a garden without flowers. Maybe try basil for an herby change-up.

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The boozy backbone. Why 2 oz? It's the sweet spot for a nice buzz without forgetting your name. Vodka-less? It's basically a fancy blueberry soda. Gin could be an interesting alternative with a botanical kick.

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Club soda

Effervescent excitement! Why 2 oz? To lighten the drink and add some sparkle. No soda? Say goodbye to the fizz and hello to a more intense flavor. Tonic water can make a quinine cameo if you fancy a bitter edge.

Mary Mitkina


It's all about temperature and dilution. As needed because too little, and you've got lukewarm sadness, too much, and it's a cold soup. No ice? You're hot-headed, literally.

Emma Rose


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Mary Mitkina

Mint sprig & a few blueberries

For the 'gram and a teaser of the flavors to come. Skip the garnish? It's like forgetting to smile. They add aroma and a visual pop. Lemon twist or edible flowers can be alternatives for a different look and scent.

Emma Rose

Recipe. How to make Blueberry Smash Drink

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the fresh blueberries, simple syrup, and lemon juice
  2. Add the mint leaves and gently muddle to release their flavor
  3. Fill the shaker with ice and add the vodka
  4. Shake well until chilled
  5. Strain the mixture into a glass filled with ice
  6. Top with club soda
  7. Garnish with a mint sprig and a few blueberries

Pro Tips

  • Use a wooden muddler to gently crush the blueberries and mint leaves, releasing their flavors without breaking them apart
  • For a sweeter cocktail, increase the simple syrup amount
  • For a more tart cocktail, increase the lemon juice amount

Perfect Pairings

Cheese & Crackers

  • Blue cheese offers a strong flavor that would contrast well with the sweetness and acidity of the cocktail.
  • Goat cheese provides a creamy texture and tanginess that would complement the blueberry and lemon.


  • Smoked salmon on crostini: The smoky flavor pairs nicely with the fruit and crisp vodka.
  • Bruschetta: The fresh tomatoes and herbs can harmoniously blend with the mint and blueberry notes.


  • Lemon sorbet: Its icy lemon flavor would be a refreshing match after the citrusy kick of the cocktail.
  • Chocolate tart: The richness of chocolate could balance the tartness and sweetness of the Blueberry Smash.

Suggested Pairing Drinks

  • Chilled white wine: Can be sipped alongside for those who prefer wine over cocktails.
  • Cold brew coffee: For a non-alcoholic option, the bitterness of cold brew can cut through the cocktail's sweetness.

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What you could change in Blueberry Smash

  • Vodka can be substituted with gin or rum for a different flavor profile
  • If fresh blueberries are not available, frozen blueberries can be used

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And of course - twists🍹

Blueberry Basil Smash

  • Swap mint with basil and add a dash of elderflower liqueur.
  • Creates an herbal twist with subtle floral notes enhancing the cocktail's complexity.
  • Perfect for those exploring an aromatic garden in a glass.

Tropical Blueberry Smash

  • Use coconut vodka and lime juice, top with pineapple soda.
  • A vacation in a glass with tropical fruits welcoming your senses to the beach.
  • Sip under the sun or dreaming of sunny escapades.

Spicy Blueberry Smash

  • Muddle in some jalapeños and use a splash of ginger beer instead of club soda.
  • Zesty and spicy to tickle your adventurous taste buds.
  • For fans of a flavorful heat wave that dances with the blueberry's sweetness.

In case you forgot basics how to make Blueberry Smash

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 Smash

Which type of vodka is best to use in this cocktail?

Any type of vodka can be used in this cocktail. However, using a premium brand of vodka can elevate the quality of the cocktail and create a more refined taste.

Is there a specific type of glass to serve this cocktail in?

The Blueberry Smash is typically served in a highball glass. However, it can also be served in a rocks glass or any other type of glass you prefer.

How can I make a non-alcoholic version of this cocktail?

Replace the vodka with a non-alcoholic spirit or just with more club soda for a refreshing, alcohol-free version of this cocktail.

How can I infuse more blueberry flavor into the cocktail?

Adding a teaspoon of blueberry jam or a few drops of blueberry extract can enhance the blueberry flavor in the cocktail.

Is it possible to pre-mix this cocktail for a large party?

Yes, you can pre-mix everything but the club soda. When ready to serve, simply top off with club soda.

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