Blueberry Basil Vodka Summer Lemonade Recipe

This bright and colorful Blueberry Basil Vodka Summer Lemonade recipe was created for the summer heat and sunny poolside days. There’s nothing like a treat that feels both refreshing and nostalgic. Take a look at this summer lemonade recipe that will have you coming back for seconds and thirds. It’s the perfect drink to serve to all your friends at any summer gathering. 

The blueberries give it a sweet kick, while the lemons give it its tanginess. The blueberry basil simple syrup is the star of this recipe, making all the flavors come together with the aromatic basil. It’s the best combo of summer flavors, and is easy to whip up in 15 minutes or less. Once you get the simple syrup made, it only takes a few minutes to shake up all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker. And nothing says joy to me more than sitting on the back porch in the sunlight sipping an ice-cold cocktail. 

Blueberry Basil Vodka Summer Lemonade Recipe

Recipe by GardenuityCourse: CocktailCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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The flavor in this summertime lemonade recipe is to die for! The fresh basil mixed with blueberry creates an incredible simple syrup that can make any drink fantastic!


  • For the blueberry basil simple syrup:
  • 1 cup water

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 cup blueberries

  • 1 cup loosely packed basil

  • For the blueberry vodka lemonade:
  • 1.5 ounces vodka

  • 1.5 ounces blueberry basil simple syrup

  • 1.5 ounces lemon juice (about 3 small lemons)

  • 1.5 ounces sparkling water

  • Ice

  • Optional: blueberries, lemon slice, basil leaf, for garnish


  • For the blueberry basil simple syrup:
  • In a small saucepan, heat water over medium-low until just before reaches a boil.
  • Stir in blueberries and basil. Let come to a simmer.
  • Stir in sugar until dissolved.
  • Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Remove from heat and strain using a fine-mesh sieve or cheesecloth. Discard solids.
  • Let cool to room temperature.
  • For the blueberry vodka lemonade:
  • In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vodka, blueberry basil simple syrup, lemon juice, and sparkling water.
  • Shake until combined.
  • Pour into an ice-filled glass.
  • Optional: garnish with blueberries, lemon slice, and/or basil leaf.
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