A blueberry martini is an uncommon mixed drink that has a tart, slightly sweet flavor. When made with real blueberries, it is an elegant and interesting drink that can spark conversation and wow your guests. Making a blueberry martini without the actual fruit, on the other hand, transforms the drink into something that you can whip up in just a few seconds but has a similar flavor.

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Blueberry Martini With Real Blueberries

Place a handful of fresh or thawed blueberries in the bottom of a cocktail shaker and use the back of a spoon to mash them until they begin releasing juice, in a process called “muddling.”

Add eight parts vodka, white rum or white tequila and one part blueberry liqueur to the shaker. Optionally, add a splash of white wine, a pinch of superfine sugar, or a spritz of fresh lemon or lime juice for more flavor.

Place a handful of ice cubes into the cocktail shaker and shake the drink mixture for 1 minute to thoroughly blend the blueberry juice with the alcohol.

Strain the martini mixture into a martini glass. Garnish the martini with a few blueberries on the end of a toothpick, a lime wedge or a lemon wedge to dress up the presentation, if desired.

Serve the blueberry martini immediately.

Blueberry Martini with Blueberry Liqueur

Combine two parts tequila and one part blueberry liqueur in a cocktail shaker. Add a bit of superfine sugar, lemon juice, lime juice, white wine or any other flavorings you would like; the extra ingredients are optional.

Drop a few ice cubes into the cocktail shaker and shake the drink for a few seconds to blend the ingredients. If you added superfine sugar, shake the mix for about a minute to ensure it dissolves.

Strain the drink into a martini glass. Add an ice cube or two, a lemon wedge or a lime wedge to dress it up.

Tips

  • Serve the blueberry martini immediately.

  • You can use frozen blueberries in place of any ice you use while making a blueberry martini to prevent diluting the drink and to make it more impressive.

  • Any glass works if you don’t have a martini glass on hand.