Fresh blueberries and your favorite vodka team up to make the most summery and easy blueberry infused vodka. Make it today and be ready for fresh blueberry cocktails or to create a spin on classic cocktails.
Blueberry vodka is not always easily found, and what is in the stores more often than not has a very distinct, fake blueberry taste. It’s more candy than fresh blueberries.
Making your own blueberry flavored vodka is the best way to get a delicious, fresh flavor.
The natural flavor of this blueberry vodka infusion makes for some delicious blueberry cocktails. And classic cocktails, like a Cosmopolitan, get a fresh spin when made with blueberry vodka instead of a non-flavored vodka.
- Blueberries - Fresh blueberries or frozen blueberries - it's up to you!
- Vodka - Choose your favorite plain vodka for this blueberry vodka.
- Glass pint jar with a tight fitting lid - I like Ball mason jars for my liquor infusions. Do not use plastic containers - it can change the flavor of the blueberry infused vodka.
How to Make Blueberry Vodka
Wash and drain your blueberries. Place them in the pint jar.
Fill the jar with the vodka and place the lid on it.
Set the jar aside and allow it to infuse for at least 2 days and up to 5 days.
(Note: There isn't a significant flavor or color change between a 2, 3, 4 or 5 day infusion. Pick whatever timeframe is most convenient for you.)
Once your infusion is done, place a fine mesh sieve over a medium sized bowl. Pour the vodka through the sieve.
Discard the blueberries.
Place the infused vodka in a glass container to store it and enjoy it in your favorite vodka cocktails!
Can I use frozen blueberries?
You can use fresh or frozen blueberries for this infusion, though fresh berries are going to give you the best natural blueberry flavor.
I tested thawed, frozen berries as well and found no difference between using blueberries straight from the freezer or thawing them first.
Frozen blueberries will give you a much stronger color vs fresh blueberries, so if you’re looking to create a purple liquor, go with the frozen berries.
How to Use Blueberry Vodka
Try a Blueberry Vodka Soda! Place 2 oz blueberry vodka in a rocks glass filled with ice. Add 4 oz club soda and squeeze a wedge of lime or lemon over it. Enjoy!
FAQs and Tips
You can use whatever vodka you like in this recipe. I use a mid-priced vodka for infusions. The most important thing is to start with a non-flavored vodka.
Yes. Frozen blueberries work great for this infusion, but they will color the vodka much more than fresh blueberries will. If you decide to use frozen blueberries, you can put them in the vodka while frozen. There’s no need to thaw the blueberries first.
Yes. This part is important. Plastic can take on the flavors of what was in it before and/or absorb what’s in them. Since you’re letting the infusion sit in its container for days, using a plastic container can impact the flavor of your vodka in unexpected - and not good - ways. Using a glass container, like a pint mason jar, will ensure nothing impacts the flavor of your blueberry vodka.
You can store your vodka at room temperature or in the refrigerator. It will last longer in the fridge, so it just depends on your storage preferences and how fast you think you’ll drink the vodka.
When stored at room temperature, the vodka will keep for up to 6 weeks. In the refrigerator, your blueberry vodka will keep for up to 3 months.