A simple blueberry cocktail that really lets the blueberry flavor shine through. When you combine an elderflower martini and a blueberry martini, you end up with this delicious and fruity blueberry elderflower martini featuring gin, elderflower liqueur, blueberries and lime juice.
Blueberries on sale? Make this easy Blueberry Cocktail
Who else loves it when organic blueberries go on sale? They start going on sale at Whole Foods and Earth Fare right about now. That keeps me in blueberries until my own blueberry bushes start producing. There are lots of ways to eat blueberries, but I also like to drink them. Sure they are great in smoothies, but they are also amazing in blueberry cocktails.
How to Make This Blueberry Martini
Step 1 - gather your ingredients: fresh squeezed lime juice, gin, elderflower liqueur and blueberries.
Step 2 - chill a martini glass by filling it with ice. (These z-stem glasses would be so cute!)
Step 3 - in a cocktail shaker, muddle the gin and the blueberries.
Step 4 - add lime juice and Elderflower liqueur to cocktail shaker.
Step 5 - Add ice to cocktail shaker and shake for 15-20 seconds. Empty ice from martini glass and strain cocktail through a fine mesh strainer into glass. Serve garnished with blueberries.
Tips for cocktail making: Always use fresh squeezed lime juice. We tend to squeeze enough on the weekends to last us all week for cocktails. A fine mesh strainer keeps your cocktail clear and strains out any blueberry skins and pulp.
What is Elderflower Liqueur? How to Make Homemade Elderflower LiqueurIf you've never tried Elderflower Liqueur, you are in for real treat. It is made from elderflowers, which are small white flowers. The liqueur has a lovely floral flavor - not overpowering at all. I love what it brings to cocktails. You can actually make your own homemade elderflower liqueur - .
Blueberry Elderflower Martini
The combination of blueberries, elderflower liqueur and my liquor of choice - gin - is amazing! Fruity and refreshing! Just look at that color! This would be a great Easter Cocktail, so colorful, it would also make a great Mother's Day Cocktail. Of course, I think it makes a great Tuesday cocktail too!
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Blueberry Elderflower Martini
- 1 1/2 ounces gin
- 1 ounce elderflower liqueur
- 5 blueberries
- 1/2 lime juiced
- Add ice to martini glass to chill.
- Place gin and blueberries in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Muddle the blueberries and the gin.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and fill the shaker half way with ice. Shake for 15-20 seconds.
- Dump out the ice from the martini glass.
- Strain into a martini glass - a fine mesh strainer gets rid of the blueberry pieces.