This blueberry gin cocktail is made with a homemade lemon blueberry syrup that goes perfectly with the botanicals in the gin. It's super refreshing and delicious, and there are no artificial colors or flavors. It packs a great punch, but you won't be able to tell.
This blueberry gin cocktail with lemon is the perfect summer cocktail. It's super light and it feels fancy but isn't hard to make. We use fresh blueberries in our syrup, not any fake stuff, and that makes all the difference.
- Lemon juice- We use fresh lemon juice. It tastes best.
- Simple syrup
See recipe card for amounts.
Step 1: Add blueberries, lemon juice, and honey to a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook the blueberries, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes or until they're soft and slightly thick. Then remove them from the heat and smash them with a cocktail muddler, potato masher, or fork.
Step 2: Place a fine mesh strainer over a bowl and press the blueberry juice through the strainer. Keep pressing until no juice remains in the blueberries. Discard the contents of the strainer and transfer the blueberry juice to a cocktail shaker with ice.
Step 3: Add water, additional lemon juice, simple syrup, and gin to the cocktail shaker with the blueberry juice and shake to combine. Pour into two separate coupe glasses (or your favorite cocktail glass) and enjoy. Garnish with a lemon twist.
Frequently asked questions
We like to serve this without ice in a coupe glass. The long stem ensures that you don't heat the glass up with your hand, so the drink stays cold and refreshing. If you don't have a coupe glass, you can serve it in a lowball glass with ice.
If you want to make this drink ahead of time, make the blueberry syrup and store it in a jar or container with a lid in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Then add the blueberry syrup and the other ingredients to a cocktail shaker when you're ready to serve it.
To make this a mocktail, add all of the ingredients to the cocktail shaker except for the gin. Pour the mixture into a glass, then top it off with tonic water and an additional squeeze of lemon.