This blueberry mint cosmo cocktail recipe is delicious and refreshing. I think what makes it so yummy is the combo of the mint with the blueberries.
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Fun Fact about Blueberries, at least for me
Are there any foods that you like in one form but you don’t like served in another? That’s what blueberries are for me. I love fresh blueberries, but I’m not fond of blueberry pie.
Bananas are another food like that for me. I love fresh bananas. I’m always putting them in my yogurt. But I cannot STAND banana bread or any cooked banana recipe. And banana chips?… Glurg.
I am not a fan.
Let me know what you like in one form but not another, as I always love to read the comments that I get on this blog!!
Back to blueberries.
Blueberries in a cocktail? Yum. Seriously yum. What makes this cocktail extra special is that you muddle the blueberries and mint together. Most cocktails just use blueberry juice. Not me! Fresh blueberries muddled to perfection!
I’m so excited, let’s get started.
On to the recipe.
The Ingredients for the Blueberry Mint Cosmo and the Mixing
We have blueberries front and center. Next up are mint, vodka, Cointreau, lime and blueberry pomegranate juice.
I get my cocktail shaker and place a handful of blueberries in it. I usually don’t count them but I did today. There are 17 of those blue orbs.
I place between 5 – 10 mint leaves in with the bluebs.
I squeeze one lime and measure out 1/2 ounce of the juice. You can use a full ounce if you prefer. You choose.
I add it to the shaker and pick up my muddler. It’s pretty satisfying to muddle because it means you can smush things.
Some people use the back of a wooden spoon to muddle but I say splurge for a real muddler.
Look at the beautiful color!
I also take the time to spear four blueberries with my martini pick.
It’s time to measure out two ounces of vodka.
Into the shaker it goes! I didn’t take any photos of the Cointreau, but I use one ounce. So pretend you see the photo!
Waste not, Want not
I measure out one ounce of blueberry pomegranate juice. I really didn’t want to use a blend of the two juices together, but I caved and bought it.
Why didn’t I want to?
Because the pure blueberry juice, which I love, was triple the price of this one and as I would be drinking that juice all by my lonesies, I decided that it would go bad before I actually finished the bottle.
I don’t like to waste. And this would be a double waste: juice AND, more importantly, money.
As it turns out, the cocktail is just as good with the blend of pom and blueberry juices, so all’s well that ends well.
Into the shaker goes the juice.
Time to fill the shaker halfway with ice. I cap the shaker and shake it ten times.
I grab my martini glass and strain the luscious liquid into the glass. Just a note: the muddled blueberries and mint will clog the strainer somewhat but you can still get all the liquid out. You just have to be patient.
Take a spoon and fish out some muddled bluebs and mint and place them in the glass along with the blueberry garnish.
Let’s look at some more photos.
Here’s a closer view of the blueberry mint cosmo!
Now for the vertical view.
And the aerial view.
I hope you enjoyed this blueberry mint cosmo recipe!
Please leave me a comment to tell me what your favorite cocktail is! Also, you can Yum the Recipe to Yummly and Pin any photo to Pinterest.
And as always, may all your cocktails be delish!
- 3 tablespoons Handful of fresh blueberries
- 5 - 10 mint leaves
- 1 ounce fresh lime juice
- 2 ounces vodka I used Grey Goose
- 1 ounce Cointreau or triple sec
- 1 ounce blueberry/pomegranate juice or pure blueberry juice
Place blueberries, mint and lime juice in the cocktail shaker and muddle them together until they are smooshed and you can smell the mint
Add vodka, Cointreau and blueberry pomegranate juice
Cap shaker and shake 20 times
Strain contents into martini glass and spoon some of the muddled blueberries and mint