Craft Vodka, Fresh Basil plants, Fresh Lemons, Sugar for Basil-Blueberry Lemonade Vodka

Basil Blueberry Lemonade Vodka

Perfect End of Summer Cocktail

Everyone I know is moving on to Fall, but it’s so hot and humid here this week. I will take this last week of August to share a favorite summertime drink.

Basil Blueberry Lemonade Vodka.

It’s refreshing, which is a plus, and it gives me something to do with all those blueberries I picked recently!

For some reason, when I think of Vodka, it feels like more of a summertime spirit.

Craft Vodka, Basil. Fresh Blueberries, Lemons, sparkling water, and sugar


  • 1.5-2 oz vodka
  • 1.5 oz basil blueberry simple syrup
  • 1.5 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 oz sparkling water
  • Ice
  • Blueberries, fresh basil, lemon slices to garnish


Mix Vodka, blueberry basil syrup, lemon juice, and sparkling water in a cocktail shaker.

Shake well, then add ice and shake again.

Then, pour into pretty glasses and garnish.

Basil Blueberry Simple Syrup

You can buy a blueberry simple syrup, but it’s easy to make your own, and I love the addition of basil.

Basil Blueberry Simple Syrup

In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil.

Then stir in blueberries and basil- the blueberries will begin to pop open.

Add sugar.

Simmer for five minutes -stir frequently.

Strain with a fine mesh colander and let cool.

Cover and store leftover syrup in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Looking for other ideas for simple syrups?

BTW, Skip the Vodka, and this is a wonderful kid-friendly mocktail.

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Refreshing Summer Cocktail

Don’t you love a pretty garnish?

Oh, me too!!

Here is one of my go-to sites for tips on garnishing a cocktail!

And although I have very basic garnish tools, I love them!

Here is what I use.

This set of citrus peelers.

And this Channel knife.

Fresh ingredients make this so refreshing!

Trust me; I will be enjoying this cocktail until the first frost!

If you need me this weekend, you can find me on the porch with a book (this is next on my list) and a Basil Blueberry Lemonade Vodka.

The Basil Blueberry Lemonade is pretty garnished.

Want to try another fruity cocktail?

Frozen Blackberry Margarita with a popsicle garnish.

Looking for some pretty glasses for your cocktails?

Shop some of my favorites here.

How about a favorite sangria?

Easy Fall Apple Cider Sangria

Until next time,


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  1. Susan M. says:

    This looks like a very refreshing beverage!

  2. Sonya says:

    Libbie that cocktail sounds amazing and very refreshing on a hit and humid day. I love those glasses too!! Pinning !

  3. This cocktail sounds so good and I love your unique glasses.

  4. maria says:

    Love to try this recipe some day at one of my family gathering.

  5. Still hot enough to enjoy cold refreshing drinks with summer flavors!

  6. Kippi Ohern says:

    I wish we were neighbors! I can imagine sipping this delicious cocktail on your gorgeous porch.

  7. Cindy says:

    This sounds and looks delicious. Pinned!

  8. Janet says:

    OMG…this sounds like my kind of cocktail…thank you for this!

  9. Sara says:

    That looks so good Libbie; I’ve never had a blueberry cocktail; have you ever tried this with frozen blueberries?

  10. Rosemary Palmer says:

    I am becoming more of a basil fan, especially in drinks all the time. This sounds so good.

  11. Meegan says:

    The syrup is so easy and makes all the difference, doesn’t it?
    What a lovely presentation, as well. As always, Libbie.

  12. Marie says:

    Looks so yummy! And the glasses are adorable too!

  13. This looks delicious! I am definitely going to have to try this out! thanks for sharing!

  14. Hi Libbie,
    This sounds and looks very refreshing! I had a basil martini at the beach and that was so good, the added ingredients here with the blueberries would be a tasty treat! I pinned it for future reference! It isnt Fall here either, some leaves dropping but still 80s.
    jess xx

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