Blueberry Lemon Drop Martini

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Sip on the refreshing combination of blueberries and lemons with this simple yet sophisticated Blueberry Lemon Drop Martini. Learn how to shake a cocktail that’s the perfect blend of sweet, tart, and refreshing! Whether you’re hosting a gathering or enjoying a quiet night in, this martini is the perfect way to add a splash of refreshing flavor to your day.

blueberry lemon drop martini in glass with blueberry garnish.

Lemon-based cocktails are some of my favorites and I couldn’t be more thrilled to share another one with you. In this post, I’m explaining how to make a blueberry lemon drop martini. 

Recently I shared how to make a classic lemon drop martini and a lemon drop shot. You all enjoyed these so much that I decided to put a spin on the classic and try it with blueberries. I love a fruity cocktail recipe and this one has jumped to the top of my favorites list.

up close of blueberry lemon drop martini.

After testing a few recipes and variations, I’m happy to report I’ve developed a delicious and beautiful martini. I think you’re going to love it too. 

Why You’ll Enjoy This Recipe

  • It’s easy to make. Shaking up a delicious martini doesn’t need to be difficult. You’ll be able to put this together in no time. 
  • The flavors are bright and refreshing. Blueberries and lemons are such a fabulous flavor combination and they really shine in this libation. 
  • It’s unique. As much as I can appreciate a classic recipe, I love shifting things slightly to create something unexpected. The color alone makes this cocktail special. 
  • Party Perfect. If you’re hosting a party, this recipe works great. Just mix up a large batch so guests will be able to shake up one and serve themselves.
hand holding blueberry lemon drop martini.


Ready to try this blueberry lemon drop martini? Let’s do it. Here’s what you’ll need: 

  • fresh blueberries – I highly recommend going with fresh blueberries. 
  • fresh lemon juice – Again, use freshly squeezed here for the best flavor. The store-bought bottle variety just doesn’t cut it. 
  • simple syrup – This adds a bit of sweetness to your cocktail. You can make your own or purchase some at the store. 
  • vodka – When making martinis, I always recommend using a premium vodka. I used Grey Goose here, but Tito’s is also fabulous and a bit more affordable. 
  • lemon wedge and granulated sugar – These are for garnishing because what’s a lemon drop martini without a sugar rim?
blueberry lemon drop martini in glass with blueberry garnish.

How To Make

This recipe is pretty straightforward, but I’ll walk you through it regardless. For your convenience, I’ve also provided a full ingredient list and detailed instructions in the printable recipe card below.

  1. Begin by rimming a martini glass with sugar. Set aside.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the blueberries.
muddling blueberries in a jar.
  1. Add lemon juice, simple syrup, and vodka.
  2. Fill the shaker with ice and cover it. 
adding lemon juice to cocktail shaker.
  1. Shake vigorously.
  2. Using a fine mesh strainer, strain the cocktail into the prepared martini glass.
straining blueberry lemon drop shot into martini glass.
  1. Garnish with extra blueberries.
  2. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to an hour. 

Serve, cheers, and enjoy! 

blueberry lemon drop martini in glass with blueberry garnish.
blueberry lemon drop martini in glass with blueberry garnish.

Recipe Notes

I highly recommend using fresh ingredients for this recipe. Avoid frozen blueberries and bottled lemon juice. Since this recipe has very few ingredients, you’ll want to choose the best ones possible. 

Serve it cold. Most martini-style cocktails are best served cold. Be sure to shake vigorously for about 15 seconds. If using a metal shaker the outside should be gold and frosty. 

Use a muddler like this one to make smashing the blueberries easy. Don’t have one? The back of a wooden spoon will work too. 

Looking to create a garnish as I did? You’ll love these silver cocktail picks. I use them for so many of my cocktail garnishes. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make this martini without a cocktail shaker?

Absolutely! While a cocktail shaker does a great job of mixing and chilling the ingredients, you can get creative with what you have at home. A mason jar with a tight-fitting lid can be a great alternative. Just make sure you strain the mixture well to keep the blueberry bits out of your martini glass.

Can I use bottled lemon juice instead of fresh?

For the best taste, fresh lemon juice is recommended because it brings a brighter, more vibrant flavor to your martini. However, if you’re in a pinch, bottled lemon juice can work. Keep in mind, the fresher the ingredients, the more delightful your cocktail will be.

Is there a non-alcoholic version of this drink?

Certainly! To enjoy a non-alcoholic version, simply replace the vodka with sparkling water or a clear soda. This way, you still get the refreshing flavors without the alcohol content. It’s a fantastic option for everyone to enjoy the party.

How do I make this cocktail for a large group?

Mixing up a batch is a great way to serve a crowd. Multiply the ingredients by the number of servings you need and mix everything in a large pitcher (except for the ice). When it’s party time, give it a good stir, and serve over ice in individual glasses. Don’t forget the garnishes for that personal touch!

blueberry lemon drop martini in glass with blueberry garnish.

More Martini Recipes You May Enjoy

I know you’re going to love this blueberry lemon drop martini. If you do, please leave a comment and a 5-star rating below. 

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blueberry lemon drop martini in glass with blueberry garnish.

Blueberry Lemon Drop Martini

A classic cocktail recipe gets a unique twist with the help of fresh blueberries. This Blueberry Lemon Drop Martini is sweet, tart, and refreshingly delicious. It’s a pretty cocktail that will brighten any occasion or celebration.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blueberry, cocktail, lemon drop, martini
Prep Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 6 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 221kcal



  • Begin by rimming a martini glass with sugar. (Run a lemon wedge along the rim of the glass, then into sugar.) Set aside.
  • In a cocktail shaker, muddle blueberries until broken and smashed.
  • Add lemon juice, simple syrup, and vodka.
  • Fill the shaker with ice and cover it.
  • Shake vigorously.
  • Using a fine mesh strainer, strain the cocktail into the prepared martini glass.
  • Garnish with extra blueberries.


Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 58mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 9IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg

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