This Blueberry Vodka Lemonade is sweet, slightly tart, and infused with plenty of blueberry flavor. It's made with tons of freshly squeezed lemon juice and lightly sweetened with my homemade blueberry simple syrup. Great for warm nights, pool days, and summer BBQs.
📋 About the Recipe
- Easy homemade cocktail for beginners. If you are intimidated by making cocktails at home, this blueberry vodka lemonade is a great starting point. No fancy bar tools necessary and comes together with just a few ingredients. Just as simple as my blackberry bourbon smash!
- Full control over the amount of sugar. My vodka lemonade is made with homemade lemonade, meaning you can make it as sweet or as tart as you'd like!
- Single serve or party sized pitcher options! Make this vodka lemonade for yourself to lay by the pool or make enough for a party! Both measurements included and easy to follow.
A few notes about the ingredients:
- Blueberry simple syrup - My homemade simple syrup is made with just 3 ingredients and is bursting with fresh blueberry flavor. It is the perfect way to sweeten this vodka lemonade.
- Lemon juice - Fresh lemon juice is going to make the best, strongest tasting lemonade. Follow this tutorial to learn how to cut lemons into slices and wedges!
- Vodka - I prefer to use blueberry vodka to enhance the blueberry flavor but you can substitute in plain vodka if necessary.
- Sparkling water - Sparkling water is used to top off the lemonade and adds the perfect bubbly finish. Any plain seltzer or club soda will work here, so use what you have on hand.
- Prepare the blueberry simple syrup. Follow the simple instructions for my homemade blueberry simple syrup, then allow the syrup to cool completely.
- Prepare the pitcher. Add a single layer of ice to the bottom of a pitcher. Stir vodka, lemon juice, and blueberry simple syrup in the pitcher to mix together.
- Muddle the blueberries in individual drinking glasses. Add ¼ cup of fresh blueberries to each glass. Muddle the blueberries enough to help release the juices.
- Add ice on top of the blueberries, then fill the glasses. Fill the glasses ¾ of the way with ice, then top with the blueberry vodka lemonade. Stir to incorporate the muddled blueberries.
- Enjoy immediately! Garnish with fresh mint leaves, lemon slices, and additional blueberries, and serve immediately.
⁉️ Substitutions and Alterations
Looking to make a single serving? If you want to make just 1 or 2 vodka lemonades, follow these instructions to make a single serving:
- Add the blueberries to a glass and lightly muddle them.
- Top with ice.
- Add in 2 ounces blueberry vodka, 3 ounces fresh lemon juice, 1 ounce blueberry simple syrup.
- Add a splash of sparkling water.
- Stir to combine and garnish!
Short on time? Substitute in your favorite store-bought lemonade. You may need to adjust the amount of simple syrup the originally recipe calls for, depending on the sweetness of the lemonade.
❄️ How to Store
To store: If you are looking to make blueberry vodka lemonade ahead of time or storing any leftovers, store in an airtight bottle or container without ice. This is going to help prevent the mixed drink from becoming watered down. You can also store it directly in the pitcher (without ice), covered tightly with saran wrap.
If you do not have a citrus juicer, place the whole lemons on the counter and using the pressure of the palm of your hand, roll the lemons back and forth on the counter. This is going to help loosen up the juices and membranes inside of the lemon and make it easier to juice by hand. You can also microwave the lemon whole for 10-20 seconds. A warm lemon is easier to squeeze.
Then, cut the lemon in half and squeeze it, straining out the seeds.
This vodka lemonade is made with a ratio of about 1:2. For every 1 part of vodka there is 2 parts homemade lemonade. I find this makes for the best flavored cocktail.
I like to use a blueberry flavored vodka for this lemonade. Any brand in your price range should do. If you can't find a berry flavored option or are looking for a plain vodka to buy, Grey Goose, Belvedere, Ciroc and Absolut are great options. They are all very smooth. Tito's is another good option and is affordable.
If you don't have any ice to use, try replacing the ice with frozen fruit! In this case I'd recommend using frozen blueberries. This will keep it cold and even help prevent your vodka lemonade from becoming watered down!
💭 A Couple More Tips
Prep the blueberry simple syrup ahead of time! This helps keep the prep time for this blueberry vodka lemonade super easy and allows the cocktail to come together in just a couple of minutes.
Try my Red, White, and Blue Sangria with any leftover blueberry simple syrup!
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Blueberry Vodka Lemonade
- 6 ounces blueberry simple syrup (¾ cup)
- 12 ounces blueberry vodka (1 ½ cups)
- 16 ounces freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 cups) about 10 to 12 lemons
- 1 ½ cups fresh blueberries
- sparkling water
- Make the blueberry simple syrup and let it cool completely.
- Add ice to a pitcher. Stir vodka, lemon juice, and blueberry simple syrup in the pitcher to mix together.
- Add ¼ cup of fresh blueberries to each glass. Muddle blueberries until they are slightly mashed.
- Add ice to each glass on top of the blueberries, then pour blueberry vodka lemonade on top. Top with a splash of sparkling water, if desired. Stir to combine.
- Makes 6 to 8 servings. See notes if you're only making 1 serving.
- Fresh lemons add a bright flavor to the lemonade. However, if you're short on time, you can use a store-bought lemonade. Simply adjust the simple syrup to taste, depending on desired sweetness.
- You can also use frozen blueberries in place of the ice.
- For an individual (1 serving) cocktail: Add blueberries to a glass. Muddle until they're lightly mashed. Top with ice. Add 2 ounces (4 tablespoons) blueberry vodka, 3 ounces (6 tablespoons, about 2 lemons) fresh lemon juice, 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) blueberry simple syrup to the glass. Add a splash of sparkling water. Stir to combine.
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