Today, martinis are much more than your traditional vodka or gin martini, shaken or stirred. My husband laughs because I call this new wave of martinis designer or gourmet martinis. I decided to make a blueberry lemon vodka martini for national martini day, for a couple of reasons. Blueberries are in season now and I love using seasonal ingredients. Plus, blueberry and lemon is a classic flavor combination that is popular.
I had a bottle of Cold Spring lemon vodka which I had not yet opened. I also always have blueberries in my fridge. They are a favorite fruit in my family. If you have read some of my other blog posts you’ll see how much my family loves blueberry pancakes and blueberry pie. So, I thought, why not make a martini. It was a Friday when I whipped these up for my hubby and me. We sat on the porch, listening to the rain, enjoying the end of the work week before making dinner.
The recipe I’ve included here makes one, although you will have enough blueberry reduction for a couple of drinks. The color is so lovely making it perfect for any occasion. You can refrigerate any leftover, or you can make more at one time. So for National Martini Day I present a blueberry lemon vodka martini. Enjoy responsibly!
Relax with a blueberry lemon vodka martini. Please drink responsibility.
Blueberry Lemon Vodka Martini
Whether you enjoy your martini with vodka or gin, shaken or stirred, we’ve got some libations for your happy hour.
Relax with a blueberry lemon vodka martini.
Please drink responsibility.
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- Pomegranate Grapefruit Vodka Martini from Books n’ Cooks
- Thai-Tini from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- The Jasmine Martini from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Vesper Martini from Potable Pastime
- Watermelon Strawberry Martini from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- White Peach and Honeysuckle Martini from Palatable Pastime
Lisa Zablonski says
This is delicious! I altered it to 3oz Citron, 1 oz limoncello and followed the rest of the recipe. Delicious!
Helen at the Lazy Gastronome says
Oh well yum!! Pinned! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up~
Ann from Sumptuous Spoonfuls says
I love that color! Blueberries and lemon are a dream come true … I can almost imagine how this martini tastes …
Rebecca | Let's Eat Cake says
Wait, every day isn’t martini day? 😉 This looks so pretty and delicious.
Lemons and blueberry are two of my faves together. I’m definitely looking for that vodka. Or maybe using lemoncello?
Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond says
Martinis have certainly come a long way since James Bond. Thanks so much for linking up and sharing with us at #overthemoon link party. I’ve shared on social media. Have a great week and see you at the next OTM.
Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond
Liz @ Books n' Cooks says
So happy that I happen to have all of the ingredients for this recipe in my fridge/pantry right now. It sounds delicious and I can’t wait to try it!
bummed I missed it was National Martini Day.
At least I can enjoy these this summer!
Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet says
I’d love to try this martini! Sounds great!
We are planning on blueberry picking this week. I need to try this!
Cynthia | What A Girl Eats says
This sounds so refreshing! Perfect for summer!
Now I am thirsty! This looks like a perfect way to start my weekend! I’m pinning this for Fri-yay! 😉
Bill Lau says
Blueberry and lemon is such a great combination, and the color is gorgeous!
Sue Lau says
Such a wonderful way to enjoy blueberries even more! They are one of my favs too.
That sounds delicious! Vodka and blueberries sound perfect together.
Camilla @ Culinary Adventures says
Yum! If the boys have left any blueberries for me this afternoon, I might just have to make this! Thanks for sharing, Ellen.
Wendy Klik says
This sounds like a Martini after my own heart, Ellen. Thanks for hosting.