Blueberry Gin and Tonic

If you are looking for fresh cocktail inspiration, check out our recipe for the Blueberry Gin and tonic. Blueberry syrup and fresh lime juice add a fruity punch to the classic gin cocktail. The sweet blueberry flavor paired with gin and a little bit of lime juice is the perfect combination.

You need to make the homemade Blueberry Syrup in advance. And, we can guarantee you won’t mind having some of this in your fridge.

Blueberry Gin and Tonic Recipe
Adapted from Emily Fabulous
Yields 1 cocktail

For the blueberry syrup
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water

For the cocktail
2 ounces gin
1 ounce blueberry syrup
1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
4-8 ounces tonic water
Blueberries for garnish

Make the syrup
Do this at least 1-1/2 hours ahead. Place the blueberries in a medium saucepan and add the sugar and water. Stir to combine. Heat the mixture over medium-high heat until it reaches a boil. Turn down the heat to medium and continue stirring as it boils (about 2 minutes).

Remove the pan from the heat and allow the mixture to cool for 1 hour. Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl. Store the syrup in a sealable container in the fridge until you are ready to use it.

Mix the cocktail
Add the gin, blueberry syrup, lime juice, and ice to a cocktail shaker. Shake until chilled.

Strain the mixture into a cocktail glass filled with ice. Top with tonic by slowly pouring to prevent too many bubbles. Garnish by floating blueberries in the glass or skewering them on a cocktail skewer.

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