Cocktails/ Culinary Tales

Blueberry Lemon Drop Martini

This Blueberry Lemon Drop is as aromatic as it is delicious. A fresh citrusy cocktail with undertones of blueberry & a hint of vanilla. This is one of my favorite cocktails. I love incorporating fresh fruits in drinks & the combination of the citrus+vanilla! One of the things I love so much about blueberries is how good they are in the summer and the winter. To me they are both warm and inviting, plus fresh and invigorating. That makes this cocktail perfect for any season!

I also love putting sugar on the rim of the glass. I just think it compliments the taste. Today, I’m adding a little fresh lemon zest to some cane sugar. This is what I’m using to rim my glass.  To get the sugar to stick, it’s best to use a little simple syrup (sugar water) on the edge of your martini glass.

Composing The Cocktail

After rimming the glass, I’ll put about 10 blueberries in the bottom of a shaker. Next, I add a dollop of agave nectar and the vanilla. I used vanilla bean paste, but vanilla extract works just fine! Take the muddler and start mashing the berries up. When you’ve successfully smooshed each berry, add your ice in, about a 1/2 cup. Pour in the vodka. Make sure that there are no seeds in the lemon. Squeeze the lemon juice in and than go ahead & throw the lemon itself right into the shaker as well. Placing the top on, shake it as hard as you possibly can. If you don’t own a shaker, you can of course make the drink in a regular glass. After all of the ingredients are in a glass, stir it vigorously with a spoon to effectively chill it. Than immediately strain it into your martini glass using the spoon as a strainer, to hold back any ice or fruit. Once you’ve poured your chilled Blueberry Lemon Drop into the martini glass , add some garnish. You can use a lemon wheel, a lemon twist, and/or blueberries.


Words cannot express how much I love this cocktail!


Blueberry Vanilla Lemon Drop

Print Recipe
Serves: 1


  • 1.5 ounces of Ciroc Vanilla Vodka
  • About 10 blueberries (washed)
  • 2 Dashes of vanilla extract (or vanilla bean paste)
  • 1/2 of a lemon (seeds taken out)
  • Small splash of Agave Nectar
  • Sugar (optional for the rim)



Take your martini glass and rim it in the sugar.


Put your washed blueberries in the bottom of a shaker.


Add the agave nectar and vanilla.


Mash your blueberries with a muddler or even a spoon.


Gently add about a half cup of ice.


Next, add the vodka.


Squeeze the lemon half into the shaker.


After squeezing it as best you can, add it into the shaker.


Shake vigourously and immediately strain it into your martini glass.


Garnish with a lemon twist, lemon wheel, and/or blueberries.


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