This sweet yet tart martini is a fun twist on the classic lemon drop martini! Using homemade blueberry syrup, we take this classic cocktail to the next level!
A Blueberry Lemon Drop Martini is a refreshing and colorful cocktail perfect for a dinner party, a cocktail gathering, or any other occasion. This drink combines the sweet flavors of blueberries with the tartness of lemon juice, making for a delicious tart and fruity drink. The combination of these two ingredients creates a beautiful and vibrant purple hue that is sure to impress.
One of the key ingredients in this martini is homemade blueberry syrup. This syrup is made by combining fresh blueberries with sugar and water, then simmering the mixture over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. This creates a sweet and flavorful syrup that pairs perfectly with lemon juice and vodka. If you don’t have time to make blueberry syrup, you can always use storebought, like Torani’s blueberry syrup.
Another quick option is to add 2oz simple syrup to a glass. Add a few fresh blueberries. Muddle the blueberries with the back of a wooden spoon. Then press the syrup through a fine mesh strainer. It won’t have quite the same infusion of flavor, but it’s good in a pinch!
When it comes to vodka, a high-quality brand is recommended as it will add a smooth and clean taste to the cocktail. The vodka acts as a neutral base for the flavors of the blueberry syrup and lemon juice to shine through while giving the martini its signature boozy kick.
How to Make a Blueberry Lemon Drop Martini
When it comes to serving this cocktail, presentation is key. A chilled martini glass is a perfect vessel for this drink, allowing the beautiful pinkish color to shine through. A few fresh blueberries and a lemon slice make for a beautiful and elegant garnish that adds an extra pop of color and flavor.
Variations and Substitutions
- If you want to make this extra sweet, give your martini glasses a sugared rim! Run a lemon wedge around the rim of the glass, then dip it in granulated sugar. A sugar rim adds a fun flair to the drink, too!
- To make this drink extra boozy, use 1oz limoncello instead of fresh lemon juice.
- I did a garnish with a lemon slice and fresh blueberries, but you could also do a lemon twist.
- For extra blueberry flavor, try this with blueberry vodka! Similarly, if you want a stronger lemon flavor, try lemon vodka.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What’s in a lemon drop shot? A Lemon Drop Shot is a popular cocktail shot that is typically made with vodka, sugar, and lemon juice. We combine those same flavors with blueberry syrup to make this fun cocktail variation!
- Can I make my own blueberry syrup? Yes! I have a simple blueberry syrup recipe that is perfect for this drink.
- What other garnishes can I use? Try this with fresh mint leaves or lime wedges for a different take.
This Blueberry Lemon Drop Martini is a delicious and refreshing cocktail perfect for any occasion. It’s the perfect combination of sweet and tart. This drink is made with simple ingredients but it’s a great, unique drink option! Whether you’re hosting a party or want to treat yourself to a tasty and beautiful drink, this cocktail is sure to impress. So go ahead and try it out, and savor the bold flavors and beautiful colors of this fantastic drink!Print