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Blueberry Vodka Lemonade

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  • Author: Kara Lydon
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: One drink


A bright, refreshing and colorful cocktail, this Blueberry Vodka Lemonade is perfect for the summer and is easy to whip up in 15 minutes or less!



For the blueberry basil simple syrup:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup loosely packed basil

For the blueberry vodka lemonade:

  • 1.5 ounces vodka
  • 1.5 ounces blueberry basil simple syrup
  • 1.5 ounces lemon juice (about 3 small lemons)
  • 1.5 ounces sparkling water
  • Ice
  • Optional: blueberries, lemon slice, basil leaf, for garnish


For the blueberry basil simple syrup:

  1. In a small saucepan, heat water over medium low until just before reaches boil.
  2. Stir in sugar until dissolved.
  3. Stir in blueberries and basil. Let come to a simmer.
  4. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  5. Remove from heat and strain using a fine mesh sieve or cheesecloth. Discard solids.
  6. Let cool to room temperature.

For the blueberry vodka lemonade:

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vodka, blueberry basil simple syrup, lemon juice, and sparkling water.
  2. Shake until combined.
  3. Pour into an ice filled glass.
  4. Optional: garnish with blueberries, lemon slice, and/or basil leaf.


  1. For a mocktail, omit the vodka and double the sparkling water.
  2. To make a pitcher of this, combine the simple syrup with 1 3/4 cup vodka, 1 3/4 cup lemon juice, and 1 3/4 cup sparkling water or club soda in a pitcher. Stir until combined. Adjust based on taste preferences.
  3. Recipe makes about 14 ounces of simple syrup, which should make about 9 drinks.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Cocktail
  • Cuisine: Summer

Keywords: blueberry vodka lemonade, blueberry vodka cocktail, blueberry basil lemonade cocktail, blueberry basil lemonade