Blueberry Vodka Lemonade – 4 ingredient fresh squeezed blueberry lemonade with vodka. From scratch – it’s the ultimate refreshing cocktail on a hot summer day!

side view of blueberry vodka lemonade garnished with lemon slice and blueberries

The best drink of summer is just 4 simple ingredients and 15 minutes away.

Homemade blueberry simple syrup, fresh squeezed lemonade, spiked with vodka and loaded with delicious fresh blueberry flavor.

If you’re looking for a signature drink of the summer – or at home happy hour – this refreshing blueberry vodka lemonade cocktail is it.

2 glasses of blueberry vodka lemonade garnished with lemon slices and blueberries

This summer drink recipe will also be a huge hit with kids – just leave the vodka out!

Delicious cocktail – or mocktail – homemade blueberry lemonade is a perfect balance and the best combo of summer flavors!

WHAT’S IN BLUEBERRY VODKA LEMONADE?

This is a simple recipe with only a few ingredients you can easily find at the grocery store.

Fresh lemons and blueberries are the key to this perfect summer cocktail.

It’s ideal after a long day or on a hot summer afternoon. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • fresh squeezed lemon juice from 6-8 large lemons1 cup fresh lemon juice (approx. 5-7 large lemons)
  • blueberry simple syrup (recipe below)
  • your favorite vodka
  • water

BLUEBERRY SIMPLE SYRUP:

The blueberry simple syrup is made of equal parts water, sugar and blueberries.

blueberries in colander for blueberry vodka lemonade

  1. granulated sugar
  2. fresh blueberries
  3. water
  • You’ll also need a fine mesh sieve to strain the berries.
  • If wild blueberries are in season where you are, they’d be delicious in this recipe.

HOW TO MAKE BLUEBERRY VODKA LEMONADE:

Blueberry Simple Syrup:

Add blueberries, sugar and water to a small saucepan over medium heat.

Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 8-10 minutes or until the sugar is dissolved and the berries have burst.

As the berries are simmering, use a fork or the back of a spoon to gently mash the berries.

Drain the syrup through the fine mesh sieve into a glass jar or container getting as much of the juice without pushing the berries through. 

Discard the remaining berry skins. Cool completely and refrigerate. 

NOTE: this can be made up to 3 days ahead of time.

Lemon Juice:

white bowl with lemons to be juiced for blueberry vodka lemonade

Using a citrus juicer, squeeze lemons to get about 1 cup of lemon juice.

Assembly:

overhead view blueberry vodka lemonade garnished with sliced lemons and blueberries

To a pitcher add lemon juice, vodka and blueberry syrup. Stir to combine.

Add ice to glasses then fill with Blueberry Vodka Lemonade.

Garnish with lemon slices, blueberries and a sprig of fresh mint then enjoy right away!

VARIATIONS TO THIS RECIPE:

  • Add a splash of club soda just before serving for a bubbly cocktail.
  • Garnish with fresh basil leaves instead of mint.
  • Try other fresh fruit simple syrup like blackberry or raspberry.
  • Add triple sec for an extra punch of citrus.

WHAT TO DO WITH LEFTOVER SIMPLE SYRUP:

Any leftover blueberry syrup can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 3 days.

Use for more cocktails or spoon over ice cream.

WHAT TO SERVE WITH BLUEBERRY VODKA LEMONADE:

Lemon Garlic Grilled Shrimp

Grilled Flank Steak

Caprese Skewers

Grilled Bone-In Chicken Breast

LOOKING FOR MORE SUMMER COCKTAILS?

Raspberry or Classic Mojitos

Watermelon Frose

Seabreeze Cocktail

Grapefruit Margaritas

Enjoy!

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Blueberry Vodka Lemonade

4-ingredient Blueberry Vodka Lemonade with fresh squeezed lemonade and blueberry simple syrup.
5 from 1 vote
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course cocktail
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories

Equipment

  • fine mesh sieve

Ingredients
  

Blueberry Vodka Lemonade

  • 6-8 large lemons juiced
  • 1 cup blueberry simple syrup recipe below
  • 3/4 cup vodka your favorite brand
  • 3/4 cup water or more to taste

Blueberry Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup water

Instructions
 

Blueberry Simple Syrup

  • Add blueberries, sugar and water to a small saucepan over medium heat.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 8-10 minutes or until the sugar is dissolved and the berries have burst.
  • As the berries are simmering, use a fork or the back of a spoon to gently mash the berries.
  • Drain the syrup through a fine mesh sieve into a glass jar or container getting as much of the juice without pushing the berries through. 
  • Discard the remaining berry skins. Cool completely and store in the refrigerator. This can be made up to 3 days ahead and stored in the fridge.

The Cocktail

  • Using a citrus juicer, squeeze lemons to get about 1 cup of lemon juice.
  • To a pitcher add lemon juice, vodka and blueberry syrup. Stir to combine.
  • Add ice to glasses then fill with Blueberry Vodka Lemonade. Garnish with lemon slices, blueberries and a sprig of fresh mint then enjoy right away!
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