This Blueberry Gin Smash cocktail recipe is made with homemade Blueberry Aigre-Doux, gin, lemon juice and topped with tonic water making it an absolutely delicious gin cocktail.
Yet another gin drink! Can we ever have enough gin drinks, eh? BTW, what’s your favorite brand of gin? My ABSOLUTELE favorite is – Hendricks! And nah, its not a sponsored post. I just love Hendricks. And this Blueberry Gin Smash Cocktail will leave you with the right amount of happy tipsy. There is nothing like, pairing fresh blueberries with gin to get that refreshing cocktail.
The combination of sweet, juicy, tart blueberries paired with your favorite liquor will tingle your senses.
In this Blueberries Gin Cocktail recipe, I have used a homemade blueberries syrup which the French call it – Aigre-Doux. Don’t get fooled by the name and trust me, this homemade syrup makes all the difference. And the best part about the Blueberry aigre-doux is that, it has varieties of uses and its way too much better than the store bought ones.
- Top the vanilla ice cream
- Serve it with a piece of sponge cake
- Marinate your fish or meat
- Use it on crackers etc etc.
How to make Blueberry Aigre-Doux?
According to https://www.foodnetwork.com/terms/aigre-doux, its pronunced as: [ay-greh-DOO] and its the the French term for the combined flavors of sour (aigre) and sweet (doux). An aigre-doux sauce might contain both vinegar and sugar.
Takes less than 4 ingredients to make this but it has so many uses.
- Blueberries, (frozen or fresh)
- Granulated Sugar
- Lemon Juice
Add blueberries (fresh or frozen), water, sugar, and lemon juice into a saucepanand cook on low-medium heat till the mixture comes to a simmer. keep stirring the syrup until the all the sugar dissolves. Once the sugar is dissolved and the berries are smushy, mash them with the backside of a spatula.
Ingredients used in Gin Cocktail Recipe
- blueberry aigre-doux As mentioned above, you need this ingredient for this drink. Making your own is absolutely worth it. Even if you can’t find fresh blueberries, using frozen blueberries is still better than using a store bought syrup.
- Gin: Any type of gin works with this drink. But I have used Hendricks here.
- Triple Sec: This Orange liqueur adds a nice tangy touch
- Lemon juice: Freshly squeezed lemon juice balances the blueberry
- Tonic water The tonic water adds a nice amount of fizz to the drink.
How to Make Blueberry Gin Smash Cocktail?
This is a two-part recipe. First you have to make the Blueberry Aigre-Doux. Use frozen berries or fresh but frozen are a little easier to handle. Once you have the Blueberry Aigre-Doux ready, you can mix the cocktail and serve. The blueberry Aigre-Doux stay well in the refrigerator for over a month.
Step 1 – Make Blueberry Agre-Doux
Step 2 – Add ice cubes, Gin, Cointreau and blueberry syrup to a cocktail shaker. Shake and pour into glasses. Top with tonic water.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I use vodka in place of gin?
Absolutely, any vodka will work great in this recipe
Do I need to use Blueberry Syrup/Blueberry Agre-Doux?
If you do not have time to make the blueberry agre-doux then you can always use some blueberry jam or store bought blueberry simple syrup to yield that gorgeous color.
Can I make into a Mocktail?
Yes, of course. Add some lemon juice to the shaker and this will make a delicious Blueberry Lemonade.
Can I Use blueberry gin ?
You definitely can use a blueberry gin for this drink, but if you have it already, you can use it in the place of regular gin for an extra blueberry kick.
Can I skip the shaker?
If you don’t have a cocktail shaker, don’t let that stop you from making this drink! Instead, add all the ingredients except the club soda to a glass and stir vigorously until well combined. Then add in the ice and club soda.
Can I substitute soda water for tonic water?
Yes, you can. You will end up with a more fizzed cocktail.
Serve with fresh ice. Never use the same ice that you used in your cocktail shaker to serve in your glass. This ice is broken down and watery after shaking in the shaker and will dilute your drink faster without cooling it as much. Strain out the old shaken ice into a glass with fresh ice before serving.
If you are like me who likes to muddles fresh fruits and berries into their cocktails, then you will definitely enjoy these choices –
Bluberry Gin Smash Cocktail
For Blueberry Agre-Doux
- 16 oz Blueberries, (frozen or fresh)
- 1 cup Granulated Sugar
- 1 cup Water
- 1 tbsp. Lemon Juice
For Blueberry Gin Smash Cocktail
- 2 oz Gin
- 1 oz Cointreau
- 1 oz Blueberry syrup/agre-doux
- 3 oz Tonic water
- Handful of ice
- Fresh Blueberries to garnish
How to Make Blueberry Agre-Doux
- Add blueberries, water, sugar, and lemon juice into a saucepan and cook on low-medium heat till the mixture comes to a simmer. Keep stirring the syrup until the all the sugar dissolves. Once the sugar is dissolved and the berries are mushy, mash them with the backside of a spatula.
How to make Blueberry Gin Smash Cocktail
- Add the gin, Cointreau, blueberry syrup to a cocktail shaker with a handful of ice. Shake well for 10- 15 seconds.
- Pour into glasses and top with tonic water
This is a great idea, especially since I love blueberries. I haven’t tried any drinks with blueberries on it, though. So I guess that is yet another reason to experiment with this cocktail recipe!
Abby of Life in the Fash Lane
I love Blueberries and this drink looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe with us!
Now this is a drink I could get on board with! You always have the best recipes!
i haven’t tried a blueberry flavoured cocktail, and i would definite try your recipe.. My girlfriends will surely like this!
Your drink ideas are so awesome, I need to try this one. I made the Rum drink with the Pomegranate and soda and it was so good
I have never once had a blueberry cocktail. I think I would like to try this out. The cocktail looks really delicious, easy to make, and perfect for when I have a girl’s night with friends over.
I would absolutely love this. I love blueberries so I imagine I would love a blueberry cocktail.
Wow! I am salivating already. Thanks for that wonderful lecture.
Wow! I am salivating already. Thanks for that wonderful lecture.
This looks and sounds amazing! I love Blueberries 🙂 Marie
Really interesting sweet sour thing going there – and I’ve never seen blueberries in a drink! Cool!
Oh wow this is a blueberry drink on a whole ‘nother level! Love the blueberry concoction going on with this!
The Blueberry Libation Cocktail looks amazing! I’ve never tried anything quite like it, but I will now! Thanks 🙂
I would have NEVER thought to create a blueberry drink. I’m actually using a hair product right now with blueberry as one of the main ingredients so I’ve become increasingly obsessed with the fruit. I need to find this.
Wish I had some blueberries now. I’d mix one of these up. Thanks you for the great idea. Would have never thought of it on my own. Love it!
I am more of a wine girl than cocktails, however, this looks delicious and the merlot used to macerate the berries is a definitely a plus in my books 🙂
Blueberries are my favorite! I eat them every morning. I have to try this libation! Great recipe!
This looks amazing! the only other thing I’m waiting on is an invite 😉
As I used to run a cocktail bar for many years , this is just my kind of post ! 🙂 I must admit , I didn’t know that one yet , but as a fan of all berries , especially blueberries , I will most certainly try that recipe !!!
I am always looking for new drink recipes and I love blueberries. I’m going to try it soon.
That sounds so refreshing. Plus, anything with fruit in it has to be healthy too!
i’m not much of a vodka girl, but I can’t wait to try this recipe. I love any drink with blueberries!
A friend of mine made me try The Blueberry Libation once and I have to admit that I loved the cocktail a lot.
A friend of mine made me try this once and I have to admit that I loved the cocktail a lot.
I am sooo trying this!!! Looks lovely and love those crystal tumblers!
Wow!! That looks absolutely amazing! Thanks for sharing the recipe! I’m definitely going to give it a try.
This looks super tasty! I love a nice cocktail at the weekends.
I am not really into red wine but this looks interesting! I like blueberry and I am curious how it goes with wine 🙂
The Budget Fashion Seeker
Oh wow this looks amazing!!! Thanks for the recipe – perfect time of year to try this out!
I dont drink so I’d need the virgin option but it sounds delicious!
This sounds amazing! I love vodka drinks and this looks right up my alley! Got to try it!
Sounds amazing.. will be a cocktail id love to make once this baby is out. Thanks for sharing.
I’ve never made a drink like this! I worked at bar back in the day but it was more of a jack and water or budweiser establishment. Sounds so delicious! And fancy for guests!
Yummy! Looks delicious, is it happy hour yet 😉
This looks fantastic! I never would have thought of blueberry!
That looks good. I am trying to up my cocktail game a bit…this will be something cool to add to the rotation.
This looks really good. I don’t drink alcohol but I guess I could tweak this recipe to make a non alcoholic version.
That sounds like it’s right up my alley. I love vodka drinks with a little bit of sweet mixed in. I would totally serve this at my next gathering.
I love pomegranate juice in my cocktails, this looks right up my alley!
I do love blueberries, but have never used them like this before. Looks like a great way to celebrate the New Year.
This looks really delicious. I love that you can keep the syrup for a month– It would take me that long to make enough cocktails to use it up!
hey what can I substitute the soda with? I cannot do bubbles.
You may try then the flat soda. Keep the soda out for few minutes until the bubbles evaporate and then use it. You will love it.