Blueberry Infused Vodka + Frozen Lemonade Cocktail

I am not a big drinker. It’s rare that I finish a glass a wine at dinner and I rarely order a “cocktail”. With that said, when I do invite friends over for dinner, I like to have a little cocktail on hand for those that simply want one.

Seeing a lot of fruit infused vodka on Pinterest sparked my interest to create a red, white, and blue cocktail for the 4th of July. Seeping the blueberries in the vodka for 36 hours, creates the most amazing scent. For lack of a better word, the smell was intoxicating.

When I do indulge in a cocktail (I much prefer to eat my calories), it’s generally something slushy, fruity, and not overly alcoholic. Grabbing the last of the Meyer lemons from my tree, I made a huge batch of Molly’s raw honey lemonade. Making something slushy was what I was craving. Tossing the lemonade and some ice in the blender, this frozen lemonade and blueberry cocktail was created.

I wanted to use the blueberries as garnish, but didn’t want them simply floating in the glass. Grabbing a handful of small wooden sticks, I skewered them and then put them in the freezer for about an hour. After the fact, I thought how yummy these would have been if I would have sugar coated them like I did these cranberries…there is always next time!

With the leftover blueberries, I made ice cubes. More drinks to come!

I make a lot of homemade “sodas”. There is always something fresh in the fridge, like this, this, and this. When the kids see these bottles filled with colored liquid (they add their own bubbly water), they help themselves. Didn’t want them grabbing this by mistake. Needed to cover my basis – marking the bottle was a must.

Freezing fresh, organic, summer berries and fruit from the farmers market is my newest obsession. I see many more fruit and vodka combos in my future (and yours)!

 

Blueberry Infused Vodka + Frozen Lemonade Cocktail


Ingredients

for the flavored vodka:
14 ounces Vodka (I used Kettle One)
1 cup fresh, organic blueberries

for the cocktail:
2 tablespoons flavored vodka
2 tablespoons bubbly water
12 ounces Molly’s Raw Honey Lemonade

Instructions

for the vodka:
• wash and dry the blueberries.
• put blueberries in a 1 quart Ball jar.
• fill jar with Vodka.
• tightly place lid and let rest for 24 – 36 hours
• strain vodka into another vessel. save blueberries and freeze
• pour 2 cups of lemonade in a blender.
• add 2 cups of ice and blend. I may have used more ice as I like my drinks very, very slushy. it’s one of those things that one needs to eyeball.
• in an 8 ounce glass, add the flavored vodka and the bubbly water (this is my new favorite). mix together.
• add frozen lemonade to the glass and mix. garnish with frozen blueberries and a straw.
• Cheers!!

The Urban Baker / SusanSalzman.com

More Fruit Flavored Cocktails around the Web:
Citron Infused Vodka – Kitchen Konfidence
Homemade Limoncello – The Italian Dish
Peach Collins – Sippity Sup
Grape Sangria Fizz with Fruit and Vodka – Home is Where the Cookies are

Showing 35 comments
  • Reply

    Thanks for the mention! This drink looks super fun! I’ve wondered about using blueberries to infuse vodka – now I really want to try it! I agree – I usually much prefer to eat my calories than drink them, but sometimes the perfect cocktail makes the party perfect. . . . Looks lovely!

    • Susan
      Reply

      Thanks, Sara! Your drink looked just as quench thirsting and it’s on my must try list!

      • Calvin
        Reply

        “quench thirsting”? Ma’am…I’d say you’ve had enough already.

  • Barb Bamber
    Reply

    What a pretty drink as well.. I love the idea of soaking the blueberries then freezing.. this is a great one for hot summer barbecues!! xo

    • Susan
      Reply

      I am sure this would be just as yummy with raspberries. Repurposing 1 basket of blueberries creates endless possibilities – this could be my new mission!! Have a wonderful day, Barb!!

  • Reply

    This cocktail looks so refreshing! Yum.

  • Lucy Lean
    Reply

    I love the sign ‘Vodka-Don’t Drink’ reminded me of Alice in Wonderland – mine would read Drink Me !!! Love infusing spirits – my fave is Tanqueray No 10 with raspberries. Are those ice cubes alcoholic too? like vodka jellies…

    • Susan
      Reply

      The blueberries in the ice cube are “spiked”, thus will make a great garnish for my next creation!

  • marla
    Reply

    Susan I just pinned like every photo in this post ~ a stunning job with this recipe and photos my friend!

    • Susan
      Reply

      thanks so much, Marla! Have a wonderful weekend! x

  • Kim
    Reply

    This really is a great cocktail. I’m sure it’s good and it’s looks good as well!

  • Reply

    Oh my gosh I love every part of this! I think a stash of frozen vodka infused blueberries should be a staple in everyone’s fridge now!

  • Kristina Vanni
    Reply

    These are beautiful! I love the presentation and beautiful compilation of ingredients. Thanks!

  • HeatherChristo
    Reply

    yes, yes and yes!! these look incredible!

  • Audrey
    Reply

    Looks amazing! Any thoughts on serving it in a pitcher and how I would modify the recipe to do this? Also, can it be made with regular lemonade versus frozen lemonade? Thank you!

    • Susan
      Reply

      Hi Audrey! Yes, I would certainly make this with regular lemonade and then just serve this drink on the rocks. This way you can put in a pitcher and your guests can add their own ice cubes to their glasses! Cheers!

  • Jenny
    Reply

    this looks amazing! Could I use thawed frozen blueberries or do they need to be fresh?

    • Susan
      Reply

      Hi Jenny! Yes, of course you can. I use frozen berries for so many of my recipes. They are a life saver! Thanks for stopping by and please let me know how the cocktails turn out!

  • senyc
    Reply

    Thanks for a great recipe!!
    One question: does the jar with tightly placed lid rest for 24 – 36 hours in the fridge or room temp?

    • Susan
      Reply

      I put it in the fridge. But you could easily place in a cool, dark cupboard. Glad you enjoyed!

  • LR
    Reply

    hi, do you have a twitter? your link is broken 🙁

    • Susan
      Reply

      thank you! I will check it out right now.

  • Karin
    Reply

    I would like to make these for a party to serve in Mason Jars. Is it possible to make them 2-3 days in advance?

    Thank you.

    • Susan
      Reply

      Hi Karin! Thanks for stopping by. What I did was made the vodka well in advance and then bottled it and stored it in the fridge. I also made the lemonade a day in advance. The day of your event you can throw the lemonade and the ice in a blender and make your frozen lemonade. Add the vodka to everyone’s taste. I hope this helps! Have fun!

  • Susan
    Reply

    thanks for sharing one of my all time favorite cocktails!!

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