Blueberry Gin and Tonic
This Blueberry Gin and Tonic cocktail has a blueberry syrup and fresh lime juice to add a fruity punch to the classic cocktail. This blueberry cocktail is perfect for a summer BBQ or happy hour.
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There is nothing better than a refreshing cocktail on a hot day and this Blueberry Gin and Tonic is the perfect choice to fulfill that request. The sweet burst of blueberry flavor paired with gin and a little bit of lime juice is the perfect combination.
Why I love this Blueberry Gin and Tonic
I love this cocktail because it has all of the delicious flavors of a classic gin and tonic with an added twist. Since the blueberry syrup and tonic are both sweet, the added lime juice balances out the sweetness. The other thing I love about this drink is the beautiful color the blueberries add!
How to Make this Blueberry Cocktail
First, you will want to make the homemade Blueberry Syrup. It’s easy to do and can be made ahead of time.
Prepare a cocktail glass with ice and have your garnishes ready to go.
Add 2 ounces gin, 1-ounce blueberry syrup, 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice, and fresh ice to a cocktail shaker. Shake until nice and cold.
Strain the mixture into the prepared cocktail glass and top with tonic. Add your garnishes and enjoy immediately.
How to Make Homemade Blueberry Syrup
Place 1 cup of fresh or frozen blueberries into a medium saucepan. Add 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water and stir to combine. Heat over medium-high heat until the mixture comes to a boil. Turn the heat down to medium and stir while boiling for an additional 2 minutes.
Remove the pan from the heat and allow the mixture to cool for 1 hour. Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl (you can save the solids for another treat!). Store the syrup in a sealable container in the fridge until you are ready to use it.
How to Garnish this Blueberry Cocktail
Every delicious cocktail deserves a garnish and this cocktail has a few options that will put the perfect finishing touch on it. As you can see in my photos, I used a cocktail toothpick of fresh blueberry and a sprig of fresh mint for added color. You could also use a basic lime wedge or lime peel garnish.
What Gin to Use for a Gin and Tonic
A traditional Gin snd Tonic Cocktail usually calls for a London dry gin. Because this drink has a fresh berry element from the blueberry syrup, you could also opt to use a botanical dry gin like Aviation Gin or Aria Gin. There are so many different varieties of gin out there and you can certainly use whatever gin you prefer.
Tools You Might Need for This Blueberry Gin Cocktail
Whenever you are mixing alcohol and citrus, it’s a good idea to shake them in a cocktail shaker together to blend the flavors.
And if you want to make a fancy blueberry garnish, these cocktail toothpicks will take your garnish from boring to fabulous!
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- 2 ounces gin
- 1 ounce blueberry syrup
- ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
- 4-8 ounces tonic water
- fresh blueberries
- fresh sprig of mint
- lime wedge or peel
- First, you will want to make the homemade Blueberry Syrup. It's easy to do and can be made ahead of time. See notes or the post for the recipe.
- Prepare a cocktail glass with ice and have your garnishes ready to go.
- Add the gin, blueberry syrup, freshly squeezed lime juice, and fresh ice to a cocktail shaker. Shake until nice and cold.
- Strain the mixture into the prepared cocktail glass and top with tonic (pour slowly or the bubbles will overflow the glass!). Add your garnishes and enjoy immediately.
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