This blueberry sage cocktail combines blueberry vodka with earthy sage simple syrup. Then it's topped with soda water.
It's fresh and vibrant, perfect for summer or as a holiday sipper.
This recipe is made from two components featured on this blog: Blueberry-infused vodka and sage simple syrup. There are a few variations you could use too with blueberry simple syrup or fresh blueberries.
Here is a run-down of what you will need for this sage and blueberry cocktail.
The sage syrup -
This makes a big batch so you will have extra syrup for future cocktails.
- Fresh sage leaves
- Blueberry vodka
- Sage simple syrup
- Fresh lemon juice
- Soda water
See the recipe card for quantities.
- A cocktail shaker or a tall jar with a lid + a strainer.
- Old-fashioned glass/rocks glass. You could also make this in a tall glass.
To make the sage syrup, add ¾ cup granulated sugar to ¾ cup water in a small saucepan.
Let it come to a simmer over medium heat and stir until the sugar dissolves. Take it off the heat and add in 10 sage leaves.
Let it cool to room temperature, then strain out the sage leaves with a fine mesh sieve. For more in-depth instructions, see how to make simple sage syrup.
Add ice cubes, blueberry vodka, lemon, and sage syrup in a cocktail shaker or tall glass. Use a stirrer to mix everything together.
Fill a cocktail glass with ice and strain over the mixture. Top with soda water and garnish with fresh sage leaves.
Store any leftover sage syrup in a clean glass jar in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
- If you have no blueberry vodka you can use fresh blueberries and regular vodka. Muddle blueberries with the vodka and other ingredients before straining.
- You could use blueberry simple syrup and mix that with regular vodka. To avoid the cocktail being too sweet, muddle in fresh sage leaves instead of sage syrup.
- Substitute the lemon with lime juice for a lime twist
- The soda water can be swapped for ginger beer or lemonade. Or leave it out and make this a sage julep instead.
More cocktail recipes
- Add ice cubes, blueberry vodka, lemon, and sage syrup in a cocktail shaker or tall glass. Use a stirrer to mix everything together.
- Fill an old-fashioned glass with ice. Strain over the cocktail mixture.
- Top with soda water and garnish with fresh sage leaves.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 159Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 32mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 14gProtein: 0g