Do you enjoy making homemade cocktails to help cool off at the end of a long day? If so, you’re going to absolutely love this blueberry martini with fresh blueberries. It’s wonderfully light with the perfect amount of sweetness from the blueberries to balance out the lemon juice.
How to Make a Blueberry Martini
You’ll be whipping up blueberry martini cocktails like a pro with these easy recipe:
- Prep the blueberries and lemon juice. Place the fresh blueberries and freshly squeezed lemon juice into a shaker.
- Crush the blueberries. Use a muddler to crush the blueberries.
- Add the simple syrup. Add the simple syrup and mix to combine.
- Add the remaining ingredients. Add the vodka, triple sec and 1 cup of ice.
- Shake the martini. Shake the blueberry martini vigorously for 15 seconds.
- Strain. Strain the mixture into a glass.
- Garnish. Garnish the martini with extra fresh blueberries.
- Serve. Serve the blueberry martini immediately.
(Also try: How to Make the Best Cucumber Martini)
3 Evidence-Backed Health Benefits of Blueberries
Believe it or not, but making homemade martinis with fresh blueberries actually offers you a few impressive health benefits, including:
- One of the most antioxidant-rich foods available. Blueberries are widely known as being one of, if not the best sources of antioxidants available. Flavonoids like procyanidin and anthocyanins are mainly responsible for much of the beneficial disease-fighting properties of blueberries. (1)
- Offers some protection against heart disease. Studies have shown that blueberries can help lower both cholesterol and high blood pressure. Elevated LDL cholesterol levels and hypertension are both two of the main risk factors for heart disease. (2)(3)
- May help to keep your memory sharp. This blueberry benefit may not exactly apply when making martini recipes like this one but it’s impressive nonetheless; studies have found that antioxidants in blueberries may help to delay the effects of mental aging on the brain by up to 2.5 years. (4)
How Long Will Blueberry Martinis Keep?
You’ll be able to keep your blueberry martinis stored in the fridge for 2 to 3 days as long as you keep the drink sealed up tightly inside of something like a glass mason jar.
(Also try: Watermelon Martini Recipe)Print
Homemade Blueberry Martini with Fresh Blueberries
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 1x
- ¼ cup vodka
- 2 tbsp triple sec
- 1 tbsp simple syrup
- 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 5 fresh blueberries, plus extra for garnish
- Place the blueberries and lemon juice into a shaker.
- Use a muddler to crush the blueberries.
- Add the simple syrup and mix to combine.
- Add vodka, triple sec and 1 cup of ice.
- Shake vigorously for 15 seconds.
- Strain the mixture in a glass and serve.
- Garnish with extra fresh blueberries.