It’s blueberry season and there’s nothing like fresh berries in your summer bubbly cocktails.

I love fresh blueberries and I always keep them stocked in my refrigerator, but I’ll be honest, they are usually there to create a new blueberry cocktail recipe and rarely to just snack on.  

The Classic Cocktail

When we started creating bubbly cocktails, we would take a classic cocktail like a margarita or classic mojitos and top it with bubbly.  And we loved creating a new spin on a classic cocktail.  But as the years went on, we started to get more creative and adventurous.

And you can certainly create a blueberry margarita, or blueberry mojitos and top it with bubbly and have a great cocktail.  

For these blueberry cocktail recipes, we wanted something new and different.  We discovered a great way to take some fresh ingredients and ripe blueberries and create fresh blueberry cocktail recipes for you to enjoy at your next celebration.

Blueberry Cocktail Recipes

Bubbling Blueberry Elderflower

  • 1/4 cup Blueberries
  • 1/2 oz Elderflower Liquor
  • 1 oz Vanilla Vodka
  • 2 oz Blueberry Lemonade Sparkling Water (If you can’t find this any soda water will work.)
  • Top with Bubbly 
  • Garnish with lemon wheel
  • 3-4 Blueberry Elderflower* ice cubes (This is a blueberry juice from Trader Joe’s in the refrigerated section.)
  1. Add blueberries, elderflower liquor and vodka to a cocktail shaker.  Muddle well.
  2. Add ice and shake.
  3. Double strain into your favorite champagne glass.  (This is a personal preference, but we enjoy it better this way.)
  4. Add sparkling water and bubbly.
  5. Add ice cubes and garnish with a lemon wheel.

*We found this blueberry juice at Trader Joe’s and new it was going to be perfect in a bubbly cocktail.  As we do with most of our juices before they go bad, we freeze it into ice cubes.  And those ice cubes were the perfect finishing touch to this cocktail.  As the ice cubes melt, the cocktail slowly changes flavors.   

Blueberry Lavender Spritz

  • 1.5 oz blueberry syrup or puree 
  • .5 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1 oz Creme de violet 
  • 4 oz Prosecco 
  • Lavender sprigs and lemon slice for garnish

To make 2 servings of the blueberry syrup:  

  • 1 cup (ish) Fresh blueberries (frozen blueberries also work)
  • 1 T Lavender simple syrup
  • Blend well
  • Double strain (This is a personal preference, but we made this a few times and didn’t always double strain and it’s just a lot smoother when you take this extra step.)
  1. Take fresh ice, add it to a cocktail shaker and add blueberry syrup, fresh lemon juice, and Creme de violet.  Shake well.
  2. Pour into your favorite glass.  Ours, of course is a champagne glass, yours might be a martini glass.  
  3. Add prosecco.  
  4. Garnish with lemon slice and lavender sprigs.  


We took the easy out creating this blueberry simple syrup and it was delicious.  Admittedly, it was more of a puree and everyone loved it, so I am all about the easy way.

Now if you want to make a true simple syrup, follow these steps:

  • ​1 cup Fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 t Fresh lemon juice
  • ​1 1/2 T Dried lavender buds
  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, add blueberries, water, sugar and lemon juice.  Bring to a boil.  
  2. Add lavender and reduce heat simmering for about 10 mintues.
  3. Let cool then strain it into an airtight container.  

Top With Bubbly

We get a a lot of questions about what type of bubbly to top these cocktail recipes with.  So, let’s chat about it.

  • 99% of the time I use 90+ Cellars Prosecco.  I like it on its own and I have topped all sorts of cocktails with it and it’s always good.
  • If you like your drinks on the sweeter side, look for the words dry or extra dry on the label.  That’s a sweet bottle of bubbly that will sweeten up your drink.
  • Here’s the most important rule, if you don’t like the bubbly on it’s own, you need some real strong flavors in your cocktail to mask the taste you’re not enjoying.  I’m not saying it can’t be done, but I always like to warn people.  

Blueberry Gin Cocktails

 If you are a gin fan, turn these cocktails into a blueberry gin cocktail replacing the liquor in the recipe with different types of gin.  For the Bubbing Blueberry Elderflower, try the Empress 1908 Elderflower Rosé gin.  For the Blueberry Lavender Spritz, try any dry gin, our favorite is the Empress 1908 Indigo Gin.

Party Tips

It’s summertime and I don’t know about you, but we’re enjoying all of our cocktails outside these days.  And there’s always the conundrum of what type of glassware and what to do about the bugs.  

Well, we are huge fans of using a mason jar to solve the bug problem.  Thanks to Pinterest, we learned that you take the lid of the mason jar, remove the metal part and replace it with a cupcake holder.  Now, you can easily stick a straw in and keep the bugs out. 

And when we don’t want to play bartender all day, we simply create big batch bubbly cocktails in a large pitcher.  Now everyone is filling their own individual glasses at their leisure.  

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