Blueberry Lemonade Vodka

Easy homemade Blueberry Lemonade Vodka is the perfect summertime mixed drink. This blender drink mixes together in no time and features frozen blueberries, so you can enjoy it any time of year. Makes 4 lemonade cocktails.

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Three glasses of blueberry lemonade vodka with lemon round garnishes

I developed this recipe during a week when our A/C kicked the bucket, and our 4-month-old and I spent a few days over at our neighbors’ home while the new A/C and ductwork were being installed. Oh, we also burst a pipe in our irrigation system and flooded our lawn and street, too.

I’m not someone who will tell you, “Oh, just go make yourself a drink!” when the going gets stressful, but there were several moments where a drink sounded like the only thing that might keep me from losing my mind.

Why I love this recipe:

This lemonade cocktail recipe is a new favorite of mine. It’s super simple to make and is incredibly flavorful. And if you’re into a cocktail that requires sipping due to said drink being strong? Well, this is for you.

This drink is a winner across the board. And I totally suggest making one, especially if you’re having a rough week. It would also be perfect to keep cool beside the pool or to sip at a picnic.

Other cocktails to try when it gets hot outside: Frozen Moscow Mule | Peach Margarita | Cherry Bourbon Slush | Frozen Strawberry Margarita | Blackberry Ginger White Wine Slush | Pimm’s Cup

Three glasses of a blue frothy drink on a blue wave patterened napkin

What you need to make this cocktail recipe

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In addition to these tools, you’re going to need some ingredients, too:

  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice—the shelf-stable stuff you can find at the grocery simply will not do. Juice your own lemons or purchase the cold pressed lemon juice from the refrigerated section of your grocery store.
  • Water—to make our lemonade, obviously.
  • Simple syruphomemade simple syrup is my favorite, but there are brands that sell it made for you to make life easier!
  • Frozen blueberries—they give the drink some extra chilliness, though you can certainly use fresh blueberries, too, if you’ve got those on hand
  • Vodka—we’re using the plain kind, but you can jazz up this recipe with blueberry vodka, if you’ve got that on hand

How to make Blueberry Lemonade Vodka

The beauty of this Blueberry Lemonade cocktail recipe is that we’re making it in the blender.

First, get all your ingredients together. This means squeezing your lemon juice (if you’re not using the cold pressed fresh kind from the store).

Measure everything into the blender. In go the lemon juice, cold water, simple syrup, frozen blueberries and vodka.

Blend until nice and smooth, then pour into your glasses and enjoy immediately!

How to make a blueberry lemonade vodka pitcher

We’re going to make our lemonade pitcher the same way that we do the individual drinks because the blender makes this so stinking easy.

Here are the measurements to make a 8-drink pitcher:

  • ¾ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 cups cold water
  • 1 cup simple syrup
  • 2 cups frozen blueberries
  • 8 oz. vodka

Ways to customize this pitcher cocktail to your taste:

  • Mix it with honey simple syrup to naturally sweeten the drink.
  • Add less vodka if you don’t like stronger drinks.
  • Make it a mocktail by leaving out the vodka altogether.
  • Use blueberry vodka in place of the regular vodka for extra blueberry flavor!
Three champagne glasses of spiked blueberry lemonade with lemon garnishes

Erin’s Easy Entertaining Tips

This Blueberry Lemonade Vodka is a brilliant idea to entertain with, whether you’re hosting a Backyard Barbecue, a Tailgate Party at Home or a summertime get-together. It’s refreshing and delicious, though I will note that if you’re also hosting kids at this gathering that this cocktail needs to be kept separate so they don’t get their hands on it. (In fact, if you’re serving kids, consider making a pitcher of classic Blueberry Lemonade and letting adults spike theirs with vodka, if they want.)

Make your life easier with some store-bought substitutions, too. Here are a few things you can grab from the store if you’re going to entertain with this lemonade cocktail recipe.

  • Simple syrup—if you want to make your own lemonade for this cocktail, purchasing pre-made simple syrup is key!
  • Fresh squeezed lemon juice—you can find this in the refrigerated section of your grocery near the pre-cut fruit. It’s a little pricey, but it makes life a lot easier if you don’t want to be squeezing a ton of lemons.
  • Pre-made lemonade—there’s no shame in purchasing your favorite lemonade from the store! If that’s what helps you make this lemonade cocktail for a crowd, DO IT.

If you’re entertaining with this Spiked Blueberry Lemonade, you can make a few things in advance, too:

  • Simple syrup—you can make a big ‘ol batch of this goodness and keep it in the fridge for 2-3 weeks. Do yourself a favor and make it in advance.
  • Lemonade—this will last you a few days! If you’re planning on making a pitcher of the blueberry lemonade, I highly recommend mixing up the lemonade in advance without the blueberries, and letting them hang out in the fridge. Toss them all in the blender together before serving guests.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much vodka to lemonade?

We’re using a 2-1 ratio of lemonade to vodka in this cocktail recipe.

Does lemonade and vodka taste good?

Oh my goodness, YES. It’s nice and crisp and delicious for the summertime.

What is the best vodka to use in this lemonade cocktail?

Whatever vodka is your favorite is the best vodka to use in this cocktail. Since you’ll taste the vodka, I caution you against using a bottom shelf vodka (or a vodka blend). Tito’s is my personal favorite brand of vodka.

Three glasses of blueberry lemonade vodka with lemon round garnishes on marble

Quick tips and tricks to the best lemonade cocktail recipe

  • Store-bought substitutions: There’s no shame in purchasing lemonade from the store if that makes your life easier. (Be aware that this could make your cocktail a little sweeter, as this lemonade recipe below is more tart.) Also, you can get cold pressed lemon juice and jarred simple syrup from the store, too, if you want to make your own lemonade.
  • How do I store this recipe? In a pitcher in the fridge for 2-3 days, though I recommend blending it right before guests arrive because we want the frozen blueberries fully incorporated, and they will sink to the bottom of your pitcher if not.
  • Give it your own twist! Make it a mocktail by leaving out the vodka (or make it less strong by using less.) Use blueberry vodka for extra blueberry flavor. Make it into a pitcher. The world is your oyster!

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Interested in making your own?

Here’s how you make it for yourself and some friends this summer!

Three glasses of blueberry lemonade vodka with lemon round garnishes
Yield: 2 drinks

Spiked Blueberry Lemonade

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Easy homemade Blueberry Lemonade Vodka is the perfect summertime mixed drink. This blender drink mixes together in no time and features frozen blueberries, so you can enjoy it any time of year. Makes 4 lemonade cocktails.

Ingredients

  • 3 oz. lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 ½ cups cold water
  • ½ cup simple syrup
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 4 oz. vodka

Instructions

  1. Measure the lemon juice, cold water, simple syrup, frozen blueberries and vodka into the base of a blender.
  2. Blend together until smooth.
  3. Enjoy immediately!

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 362Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 12mgCarbohydrates: 78gFiber: 1gSugar: 76gProtein: 0g

Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.

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7 Comments

  1. That definitely sounds like a stressful week! It must be such a relief to have it all be over. A glass of this beautiful lemonade sounds like a great way to take a deep breath and kick off a more relaxing weekend. 🙂

    1. It wasn’t the best week, Eileen, but I’m thrilled that it’s all done. And this lemonade is a fantastic way to take a deep breath AND kick off a relaxing weekend. I hope you’re having a good one!

  2. OMG these look absolutely delicious!! I LOVE those glasses too — super cute!! And now that its the weekend I don’t feel too guilty about having a boozy drink. I’ll have to try these! Yum! Pinning!

    1. Thanks so much, Whitney! I love those glasses, as well, and I wish they were sturdier — I’ve already broken one because the glass is super thin! Enjoy this boozy drink — it’s perfect for the weekend. And it’s not all bad for you. You know, since it’s naturally sweetened and stuff… 😉

  3. Oh my gosh A/C installation. I remember ours at our last house and I’m dreading this one. It’s always the hottest day of the year even if it’s only spring!! Love this cocktail, I’d drink one right now if I could!

  4. Ah yeah, if my AC was broken, I probably would be drinking (or stationed at an air conditioned bar) until it got fixed, lol! This bluuueberry delight looks amazing! Definitely a fresh and fun cocktail to get through the week and celebrate the weekend!

  5. Yay for blueberry lemonade!! I love that you spiked yours! Perfect for after one of those weeks 🙂 And seriously, can we talk about those glasses??? I kinda feel like I need those in my life!

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