Blueberry Cocktail Recipes to Kick Off Summer with a Sweet Surprise

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Here in New York, summer has arrived with a bang. To beat the heat—and get ourselves ready for the bounty of blueberries to come over the next several weeks—we’ve rounded up our favorite blueberry cocktail recipes. From minty and mojito-inspired to punchy with whiskey, plus a fizzy shrub mixture that would be at home in any vintage speakeasy, these blueberry cocktails are perfect for grown-up barbecues, dinner parties, and romantic meals for two all summer long.

Click each cocktail name to get the recipe.

 

Mint-Infused Blueberry Cocktail

 Image via If You Give a Blonde Kitchen

Image via If You Give a Blonde Kitchen

From the fresh, muddled blueberries to the zing of lime and mint, this vodka-based update of the beloved mojito is a fun take on summer cocktails.

 

Blueberry Whiskey Buck

 Image via Vintage Kitty

Image via Vintage Kitty

We never would have paired blueberries with whiskey, but the berries’ inherent sweetness perks up the earthy tang of whiskey and ginger beer. This is one of the most creative blueberry cocktails we’ve tried!

 

Blueberry Rum Smash

 Image via The Kitchn

Image via The Kitchn

Another mojito-inspired recipe, this cocktail relies on spicy rum and bubbly ginger ale for its full, layered flavor.

 

Blueberry Margarita

 Image via Food and Wine

Image via Food and Wine

What would summer be without margaritas? The old favorite gets a new twist with the one-two punch of sweet blueberries and pungent orange bitters.

 

Carolina Blues Blueberry Cocktail

 Image via Saveur

Image via Saveur

Old timey drinking vinegars, otherwise known as shrubs, are having a moment, and we couldn’t be happier. This vintage-inspired cocktail combines a spicy blueberry shrub mixed with prosecco and gin.