On occasion you will see cocktails that use blueberries, either fresh or as a distilled spirit. The sweet-tart berries add a unique profile to cocktails and pair well with a variety of other flavors. Whether you are looking for fresh blueberry cocktails or a way to use that blueberry-flavored liquor, this list of cocktails is a good place to start.
Fresh Blueberry and Blueberry Juice Cocktails:
Many of these cocktails use fresh blueberries, often in combination with other berries. The peak season for these berries in North America is during the summer months, though they can be frozen and stored for use year-round. In other drinks, blueberry juice is called for. You can find bottled juice at the local grocer, but you can also muddle the berries or use your electric juicer or blender to extract the juice.
The blueberry ingredient is indicated for each recipe. Those with no notation use the fresh fruit.
- American Collins
- Blueberry Martini - juice
- Jamaican Cobbler
- Kappa Blue Star
- Lemon, Lime, and Blue Caipirinha
- Re-VeeV-er - puree
- Rose Berry Bliss
- Time for a Change - juice
- Very Berry Cosmo
Blueberry-flavored Liquor Cocktails:
Distilled spirits flavored with blueberries are not common, but they are out there. Flavored vodkas are most common and you can always infuse it yourself. Blueberry liqueurs are another story and you may have to look to some of the small, craft distillers to find a good-tasting option or create your own (there are many recipes available online). Blueberry brandy, blueberry schnapps, and creme de myrtille are other options that may be available.
- Atone-Mint - vodka
- Broad Stripes and Bright Stars - vodka
- Paulista - liqueur
- Purple Viking - liqueur
- Twisted Berry - acai-blueberry vodka
Other Blueberry Recipes:
Read more about blueberries, find prep tips and more recipes at Local Foods on About.com.
This collection of cocktail recipes is an ongoing project and is updated regularly.