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Blueberry Gin Cocktail

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Time: 45 minutes
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This Blueberry Gin Cocktail is a great choice for your next happy hour! The layers of blueberry simple syrup, gin, and tonic water make for a beautifully layered and refreshing cocktail.

Browse more drink recipes here. And if you love blueberries as much as I do, try my Lemon Blueberry Cookies, Strawberry Blueberry Pie, or these Blueberry Earl Grey Muffins.

Blueberry gin cocktail with a sugared rim and topped with a cocktail pin of blueberries.

This Blueberry 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.

If you haven’t tried blueberries and gin together, then you are missing out. It makes for a light, refreshing cocktail, plus it is super easy to make. Not to be outdone are the beautiful layers and color it creates when you mix it!

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 Cocktail Ingredients:

  • Blueberry Simple Syrup (recipe included below): All you will need is fresh or frozen blueberries, water, and granulated sugar. You can also use store-bought varieties.
  • Dry Gin: I use Uncle Val’s. You can also make this a gin mocktail with non alcoholic Monday Gin.
  • Tonic Water: Fever Tree is my go to, but you can use your favorite tonic or even club soda for this recipe.
  • Fresh Blueberries: Used as an optional garnish.
  • Lemon Juice: If your gin lacks in the citrusy flavors I recommend adding a squeeze of lemon juice to your drink. It adds just enough acid to make this even better!
  • Ice (Cubes or Crushed): If your ingredients are not already chilled I recommend adding ice.

Equipment Needed:

  • Saucepan with Lid: This is to make your blueberry simple syrup. You do not need anything too large, a 1.5 quart pan is big enough.
  • Airtight Jar or Container: For storing your syrup so it last months!
  • Glasses: I love serving layered drinks in highball glasses. You can also use your favorite drinking glasses or whatever pretty drinkware you have.
  • Cocktail Pins: To hold your blueberry garnish in place. I use these one, they are 4 inches long and made with different types of metal.
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 & Directions

Simple syrup requires two ingredients: equal parts sugar and water. In this recipe we add blueberries to infuse it and make a sweet and delicious blueberry simple syrup.

  1. ADD TO A SAUCEPAN blueberries, sugar, and water.
  2. DISSOLVE THE SUGAR over medium first and then increase the heat to high and allow it to come to a boil. Remove from heat.
  3. COVER THE POT to allow it to steep until the mixture has come to room temperature.
  4. REMOVE THE BLUEBERRIES by pouring over a mesh strainer and into an airtight glass container. It will last up two 3 months if stored in the refrigerator.

Leftover syrup can be used to sweeten tea and coffee, add flavor to alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, moisten cake layers, used on fruit salad, and so much more!

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

How To Make A Blueberry Gin Cocktail

This drink is super simple! Here is a quick overview, the recipe card below will have all the details.

  1. FILL GLASS halfway with ice.
  2. ADD blueberry simple syrup and then very carefully pour over the gin.
  3. TOP WITH TONIC water and a squeeze of lemon juice. The lemon juice is an optional addition.
  4. GARNISH with fresh blueberries.
  5. STIR it up until it becomes a beautiful pink-red color and DRINK RESPONSIBLY!

BONUS: If you want a beautiful sugared rim (like mine) all you have to do is dip the rim of your glass in the Blueberry Simple Syrup and then roll it in granulated 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. If you want to use a non alcoholic spirit I recommend non alcoholic Monday Gin.

This can truly be a yummy drink for everyone!

Mixed up cocktail surrounded by the ingredients.

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3 blueberry gin cocktails with a sugared rim and topped with a cocktail pin of blueberries.

Blueberry Gin Cocktail

Elizabeth Swoish
This easy Blueberry Gin Cocktail is a great choice for your next happy hour! The layers of blueberry, gin and tonic make for a beautiful and refreshing cocktail.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Beverage
Servings 1
Calories 300 kcal



Blueberry Gin Cocktail

  • 2 ounces blueberry simple syrup - homemade or store-bought
  • 2 ounces gin - or non-alcoholic gin
  • 4 ounces tonic water - I use Fever Tree (not sponsored)
  • lemon juice - optional
  • fresh blueberries - optional

Blueberry Simple Syrup

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


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 (half the volume of glass), blueberry simple syrup, and carefully pour over the gin to not disturb the syrup too much.
  • Top with tonic water.
    Optional: Add juice from half a lemon.
  • Garnish with fresh blueberries.
  • Stir until combined and drink responsibly!



Storing Information:

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

For a Non Alcoholic Blueberry Gin Drink:

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By Elizabeth Swoish on August 3rd, 2021
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Elizabeth Swoish is the founder and CEO of Entirely Elizabeth. She is a self-taught foodie and mocktail enthusiast with a business degree in data analysis. Read Elizabeth's food journey or connect on your favorite social media channels.

4 thoughts on “Blueberry Gin Cocktail”

  1. 5 stars
    This Blueberry Gin Cocktail is simple, fresh and delicious. I really appreciated how easy the simple syrup was to make and that there are leftovers now in the fridge! Definitely will be making again!


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