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. 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 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.

The first time I made this cocktail, it was exactly what I needed… and let me go out and say: it’s never a bad idea for a hot summer afternoon.

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    Why I love this recipe:

    This blueberry vodka 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 is the perfect summer cocktail because it’s lemony, the fresh fruit flavor comes through and the vodka is strong. Truly, it’s the best combo of summer flavors.

    Also, this delicious recipe makes four servings, so you’ve got enough to share with a friend or two. (Because who doesn’t love having some tasty drinks in their arsenal to share with friends?)

    This would also the perfect drink to keep sip beside the pool or at a picnic on a hot summer day.

    Other refreshing cocktail recipes to try this summer: Frozen Moscow Mule | Peach Margarita | Cherry Bourbon Slush | Frozen Strawberry Margarita | Blackberry Ginger White Wine Slush Pimm’s Cup

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    What you need to make this cocktail recipe

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    Let’s talk ingredients!

    In addition to the tools above, you’re going to need some ingredients to make this recipe, too! Chances are, you might already have some of them in your fridge or pantry. Scroll down to the recipe card for the full measurements and instructions.

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

    • Fresh 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 syrup — homemade 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 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. I prefer this method to using a cocktail shaker since the blueberries won’t be broken up in that.

    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.

    Pour into a tall glass and enjoy immediately with a lemon wedge or wheel garnish.

    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 preferences:

    • 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. (It’s kind of like a slushy version of my Blueberry Lemonade recipe.)
    • Use blueberry vodka in place of the regular vodka for extra blueberry flavor!
    • Add aromatic basil leaves or fresh mint leaves as a fun garnish. They’ll add some herbal notes to this simple cocktail.
    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 happy hour, an 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. Add a sprig of mint or fresh basil leaves for an herbal garnish. 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

    Spiked Blueberry Lemonade

    Erin Parker, The Speckled Palate
    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.
    5 from 2 votes
    Servings 4 drinks
    Calories 362 kcal
    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Total Time 5 minutes

    Ingredients
      

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

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    Instructions
     

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

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1 drinkCalories: 362kcalCarbohydrates: 78gSodium: 12mgFiber: 1gSugar: 76g
    Keyword blender cocktail, blender drink, blueberry cocktail, blueberry drink, cocktail, drinks, lemonade cocktail, spiked lemonade
    Course Drinks & Cocktails
    Cuisine American
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    About the Author:

    Erin Parker is a Southern gal living in Texas with her husband and two daughters. She started The Speckled Palate to share what she was cooking as a newlywed… and over the years, it’s evolved to capture her love for hosting. Specifically, the EASIEST, lowest key entertaining because everyone deserves to see their people and connect over good food. Learn more about her

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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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