Gin, elderflower liqueur, blueberries and lime juice make a pretty and refreshing cocktail in this Blueberry Elderflower Martini. Post may contain affiliate links.
My husband went out of town for a few days and I was left to fend for myself. One of his tasks is our Friday and Saturday night cocktails. With him gone, I could either forego the cocktails or step up to the plate for myself. I had some blueberries in the fridge because they had a great sale on them at Earthfare. My liquor of choice is gin, so I went searching for recipes featuring blueberries and gin. My only other requirement was that it be easy. I found this Freeberry Cocktail at The Kitchn. Oh, it sounded perfect! Gin, blueberries lime juice and one of my favorite liqueurs – Elderflower Liqueur. I’ve used Elderflower Liqueur in a lot of cocktails, if you love it to, you might like: Chamomile Pear Elderflower Martini and/or Apple Elderflower Martini.
It was so easy and so refreshing! I used the ingredients as written, but I changed up the instructions a bit. The original instructions call for you to add everything and ice to a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously to break up the blueberries. I must have tough blueberries because no matter how vigorously I shook it, they didn’t break up enough. So for the second cocktail, I muddled the blueberries with the gin, added the rest of the ingredients, shook and strained it. It was perfect!
- 1 1/2 ounces gin
- 1 ounce St. Germain's Elderflower Liqueur
- 4-5 blueberries
- juice from 1/2 lime
- Place gin and blueberries in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Muddle the blueberries and the gin. Add the rest of the ingredients and fill the shaker half way with ice. Shake for 15-20 seconds. Strain into a martini glass - a fine mesh strainer gets rid of the blueberry pieces.