This cocktail is a great choice for your next happy hour! The layers of Blueberry Simple Syrup, Gin, and Tonic water make for a beautiful and refreshing cocktail.

Blueberry Gin Cocktail

This Blueberry Gin Cocktail is a spin on the classic Gin and Tonic. Which by the way, is one of my top 3 favorite cocktails! I just love the botanical flavor of gin and the endless combinations of flavors you can make with it. Anyways, it is light, refreshing, and easy to make. Not to be outdone are the beautiful layers and color it creates when you mix it!

If you are looking for more fun drinks, check out my Lavender Coconut Lemonade or my Creamy Mango Lemonade!

Ingredients:

  • Blueberry Simple Syrup (recipe included)
  • Dry Gin
  • Tonic water
  • Fresh blueberries (optional)
  • Lemon juice (optional)
  • Ice cubes
Ingredients for Blueberry Gin Cocktail including gin, tonic water, blueberry simple syrup. Also pictured is containers to do a sugared rim.

Blueberry Simple Syrup Recipe

Simple syrup requires two ingredients: equal parts sugar and water. Bring the mixture to a boil and you have simple syrup that will last in your refrigerator for up to three months. Simple syrups are used to sweeten tea and coffee, add flavor to alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, moisten cake layers, etc.

Anyways, to make a Blueberry Simple Syrup we place the blueberries, sugar, and water in a saucepan. We dissolve the sugar over medium first and then increase the heat to high and allow it to come to a boil. Remove from heat and cover the pot to allow it to steep until the mixture has come to room temperature. Remove the blueberries by pouring over a mesh strainer and into a glass container. Again, this Blueberry Simple Syrup will last up to three months in a glass, air-tight container.

Overhead image of cocktail with blueberries on a gold cocktail pin.

Let’s Make This Blueberry Gin Cocktail!

It is super simple! Find yourself a 12 ounce glass and fill it half way with ice. Add the blueberry simple syrup first and then the Gin.

TIP: If you want to keep the beautiful layers, grab a spoon and pour the Gin over the back of the spoon. This keeps the Gin from disturbing the Blueberry Simple Syrup too much.

Last step is to top off your glass with Tonic water. If you would like, add a squeeze of lemon juice and some fresh blueberries over the top add some more flavor.

Stir it up until it becomes a beautiful pink-red color and DRINK RESPONSIBLY!

TIP: If you want a beautiful sugared rim all you have to do is dip the rim of your glass in Blueberry Simple Syrup and then sugar.

3 glasses of Gin Blueberry Cocktail in a row.

What If I Don’t Like Gin?

So, it is called a Blueberry Gin Cocktail but it is not necessarily required. You can substitute the Gin for Vodka, White Rum, Whiskey or really any alcohol you like.

If you are looking to eliminate the alcohol all together or make it a kid-friendly drink you can do that too! Sub out the Gin for lemonade, water, clear soda, coconut water.

This can truly be a yummy drink for everyone!

Mixed up cocktail surrounded by the ingredients.

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Layers of blueberry simple syrup, gin, and tonic water topped with blueberries on a cocktail stick. 3 tall glasses of the cocktail with greenery and fresh blueberries as decoration.

Blueberry Gin Cocktail

Elizabeth Swoish
This cocktail is a great choice for your next happy hour! The layers of Blueberry Simple Syrup, Gin, and Tonic water make for a beautiful and refreshing cocktail. It is light, refreshing, and easy to make. Not to be outdone is the beautiful layers and color it creates when you mix it.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Making the Blueberry Syrup 40 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cocktail
Calories 300 kcal

Ingredients
  

Blueberry Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup blueberries; fresh and washed
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar

Blueberry Gin Cocktail

  • 2 ounces blueberry simple syrup
  • 2 ounces Gin
  • 4 ounces Tonic water
  • lemon juice; optional
  • fresh blueberries; optional

Instructions
 

Blueberry Simple Syrup

  • In a small saucepan, add the bluberries, water, and granular sugar.
  • Heat over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Increase heat to high until mixture comes to a boil.
  • Remove from heat, add lid to the saucepan and allow the blueberries to steep in the sugar syrup until room temperature.
  • Once finished pour the Blueberry Simple Syrup over a mesh strainer and into a glass container to remove the blueberry pulp.
  • Screw lid onto your container of Blueberry Simple Syrup and refrigerate for up to three months.

Blueberry Gin Cocktail

  • To a glass add ice, Blueberry Simple Syrup, Gin, and Tonic water. You can also add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and fresh blueberries. Stir until combined and drink responsibly!

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Notes

Storing Information:
Blueberry Simple Syrup can be stored in the refrigerator in it’s jar for up to three months. 
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