The Easiest Blueberry Gin Cocktail You’ll Ever Make

There’s something I love about a simple cocktail that’s filled with fresh berry flavor in the summer. It fits the mood, doesn’t require working up a sweat to make, and doesn’t disturb the relaxing poolside vibes. That’s why this blueberry gin cocktail is one of my favorites!

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

This incredibly easy blueberry gin cocktail only requires 3 ingredients (and ice). That makes it so simple to throw together, and ready to enjoy in no time!

Like many cocktails, however, there are a lot of variations you can partake in to change the flavors, textures, and more. I’ll give you some different options to try, but also feel free to experiment with your own!

single closeup of blueberry gin cocktail in a rocks glass

Vibrant blueberries are perfect for summer, and pair well with a variety of other flavors which makes them a great choice when it comes to a cocktail.

Ingredients List

ingredients to make blueberry gin cocktails
  • 2 ounces gin
  • 2 ounces blueberry syrup
  • 2-3 ounces blueberry sparkling water
  • Ice cubes

Ingredient Tips and Substitutions

  • Any brand of gin is perfectly fine. Try a blueberry (Greenall’s, New Holland, or 1000 Piers) or a citrus flavored gin (Tarsier, Ozmoz, Drumshanbo) for a different flavor variation! You may also substitute vodka or white rum if preferred
  • I’m using Rose’s blueberry syrup but Ronin and Torani are other popular choices. I’ll also explain how to make your own below if you prefer
  • For the sparkling water you can use plain blueberry, or a mixed berry variety. I have blueberry, raspberry, blackberry mixed, but blueberry pomegranate is another great choice. You can also swap in club soda, ginger ale, or Sprite if preferred

Variations of Blueberry Gin Cocktails

  • Fizz. This recipe technically falls into the “fizz” category, given the use of the sparkling water
  • Gin & Tonic. Replace the sparkling water with tonic water and garnish with a slice of lemon or lime to create a blueberry gin and tonic 
  • Smash. Omit the sparkling water, and muddle fresh blueberries and mint in the bottom of a glass to create a blueberry gin smash
  • Muddled. Muddle about 6 blueberries in the bottom of the glass before adding the gin and sparkling water. You can sweeten with up to 1 Tbsp of honey or agave if needed
  • Puree. Instead of using the blueberry syrup, puree ¼ cup of fresh (or defrosted frozen) blueberries, then strain through a fine mesh strainer to remove pulp and skin
  • Simple Syrup. To make homemade blueberry simple syrup, boil 1 part each blueberries, sugar, and water on the stove until sugar dissolves. Smash berries and steep for 15 minutes, then strain
  • Citrus Twist. Add 1 Tbsp lemon juice, make your syrup with lemon peel, or add ½ ounce of Limoncello liquor to your blueberry gin cocktail for a citrus twist
  • Herby. Add basil, thyme, rosemary, or mint to your cocktail or as a garnish for an herby variation

Preparing a Blueberry Gin Cocktail: Step By Step

  1. Combine gin and blueberry syrup in a glass, and mix to combine
combine blueberry syrup and gin in a glass
  1. Add ice cubes to fill the glass
add ice cubes to fill the glass with your blueberry mixture
  1. Top off with the sparkling water
top off blueberry cocktail with sparkling water
  1. Garnish with a skewer of blueberries or a lemon slice, if desired
overhead view of two glasses of blueberry gin cocktails with fresh blueberries and lemon

What to Serve With Blueberry Gin Cocktails

Appetizers

  • Cheese and crackers
  • Charcuterie
  • Chocolate dipped fruit
  • Fried goat cheese
  • Calamari
  • Polenta 

Entrees

  • Garden salad
  • Spinach salad
  • Pumpkin soup
  • Watermelon gazpacho
  • Butternut squash soup
  • Ribeye steaks
  • Pork
  • Chicken
  • Duck
  • Langoustine
  • Lamb

Desserts

  • Chocolate
  • Pecan-based treats
  • Cinnamon baked goods
  • Blueberry baked goods

There are lots of great dishes to pair with blueberry gin cocktails, regardless of what meal you plan to enjoy them with. Since gin is flavored with botanicals, choose complimentary flavors to your specific gin choice for the best results.

For appetizers, check out my amazing Air Fryer Goat Cheese Balls or quick Frozen Calamari in the Air Fryer.

When it comes to entrees, warm up with a bowl of my Air Fryer Butternut Squash Soup or some easy Air Fryer Pesto Chicken.

Finish your meal off with a Cinnabon Caramel Pecan Roll in the Air Fryer, soft Air Fryer Blueberry Cake, or any of my other Best Air Fryer Blueberry Recipes!

Recipe FAQs

What Gin is Best for Blueberry Gin Cocktails?

A London dry gin or citrus-forward gin pairs well in a blueberry gin cocktail.

However, you can also use blueberry flavored gin, or any other gin of your choosing depending on your preference and what you’re pairing it with.

Can I Use Frozen Blueberries?

Yes, if you are using real blueberries, you can use frozen. They can be muddled or blended.

However, they still work best if they are defrosted first, to avoid dilution as they melt.

What Glass Should I Serve a Blueberry Gin Cocktail In?

To serve a blueberry gin cocktail, choose rocks glasses, wine glasses, or highball glasses.

Of course, you can use another type if you prefer, but these choices showcase the lovely color of the cocktail well.

How Long Do Blueberry Gin Cocktails Last?

A blueberry gin cocktail is best consumed fresh. However, you can mix the blueberry syrup and gin up to 24 hours in advance and store in the refrigerator.

Add ice and sparkling water just before serving to prevent dilution and loss of effervescence.

Are There Non-Alcoholic Alternatives For the Blueberry Gin Cocktail?

Absolutely! You can create a refreshing mocktail version by replacing the gin with additional sparkling water or a non-alcoholic spirit.

The blueberries or syrup will still provide a delightful fruity flavor.

What Garnishes Work Well With a Blueberry Gin Cocktail?

Garnishes like fresh blueberries, lemon twists, mint sprigs, or even a lavender sprig can add visual appeal and aromatic notes to your cocktail.

Experiment with different herbs, fruit, and citrus to find your perfect combination.

Can I Make a Batch of Blueberry Gin Cocktails For a Party?

Certainly! You can scale up the recipe to create a pitcher or a batch for a larger gathering.

Just make sure to adjust the proportions and taste test before serving.

Recipe Pro Tips

  • I’m serving in an 11-ounce rocks glass, but a highball glass, or even a stemmed glass are good choices
  • If you want to pack this cocktail to go, mix your blueberry syrup and gin in a carafe or thermos, then bring a cooler with chilled cans of sparkling water to top it off before serving!
blueberry gin cocktails with fresh lemon slices

Storage Tips

  • To prevent the drink going flat or diluting, I do not recommend storing leftover blueberry gin cocktail
  • If you would like to prepare your gin fizz in advance, only combine the syrup and the gin. Store in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Then, add the sparkling water and ice later just before serving

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Final Thoughts

This blueberry gin cocktail is so simple to make with just a few ingredients and barely any time needed to throw it together.

It’s perfect for enjoying as a summer cocktail along with a barbecue or by the pool, but the blueberries pair with many fall foods as well for an easy transition. That means you can find a reason to enjoy this cocktail year round!

Experiment with different flavors and types of blueberry gin cocktail, like this fizz, or change things up with a smash, a muddle, or any other combination you like. There are so many ways to really make it your own!

For another refreshing summer cocktail, make sure to check out my Blueberry Vodka Lemonade as well!

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Easy Blueberry Gin Cocktail

This easy blueberry gin cocktail requires just 3 ingredients and 5 minutes to make. It’s beautiful to look at, and a perfect cocktail for summer with its bursting berry flavor!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, Vegetarian
Servings 1
Calories 403 kcal

Equipment

  • Measuring cup
  • 11-Ounce rocks glass (or similar)
  • Spoon or stirrer

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Ounces gin
  • 2 Ounces blueberry syrup (such as Rose's)
  • 2-3 Ounces blueberry or mixed berry sparkling water
  • Ice cubes

Instructions
 

  • Combine gin and blueberry syrup in a glass, and mix to combine
    2 Ounces gin, 2 Ounces blueberry syrup
  • Add ice cubes to fill the glass
    Ice cubes
  • Top off with the sparkling water
    2-3 Ounces blueberry or mixed berry sparkling water
  • Garnish with a skewer of blueberries or a lemon slice, if desired

Notes

  • Any brand of gin is perfectly fine. Try a blueberry (Greenall’s, New Holland, or 1000 Piers) or a citrus flavored gin (Tarsier, Ozmoz, Drumshanbo) for a different flavor variation! You may also substitute vodka or white rum if preferred
  • I’m using Rose’s blueberry syrup but Ronin and Torani are other popular choices. See the variations section for directions on how to make homemade if preferred
  • For the sparkling water you can use plain blueberry, or a mixed berry variety. I have blueberry, raspberry, blackberry mixed, but blueberry pomegranate is another great choice. You can also swap in club soda, ginger ale, or Sprite if preferred
  • If you want to pack this cocktail to go, mix your blueberry syrup and gin in a carafe or thermos, then bring a cooler with chilled cans of sparkling water to top it off before serving!
  • To prevent the drink going flat or diluting, I do not recommend storing leftover blueberry gin cocktail
  • If you would like to prepare your gin fizz in advance, only combine the syrup and the gin. Store in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Then, add the sparkling water and ice later just before serving
  • Exact nutritional values will vary based on brand and flavor of ingredients, any swaps or additions, and actual quantity consumed, so please consider this a guideline only

Nutrition

Serving: 180gCalories: 403kcalCarbohydrates: 65.4gSodium: 1mgSugar: 58.4g
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Katie Vine