How to Make The Perfect Cocktail – Blueberry Gin Fizz

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I apologise to those currently partaking in Dry January, I’m afraid you’ll have to bookmark this Blueberry Gin Fizz Cocktail for 1st Feb! However, I definitely think that the winter months are hard enough as it is without the occasional indulgent treat.

This lovely cocktail recipe was concocted for me one Friday night after a long week, when he was evidently vying for the #1 boyfriend award. What a good egg. Sometimes there’s nothing more that you want than someone to make you a fancy gin based cocktail and sink into the blanket pile on the sofa in front of the fire!

It may be a little fiddly and have a few more ingredients than your go-to G&T, but believe me this blueberry gin fizz is worth it for a special occasion (even if that special occasion just happens to be getting to the weekend in once piece!)

Ingredients (per cocktail)

  • 50ml Gin
  • 1 tbsp Blueberry Jam (Go get the Bon Maman compote because you totally deserve it, and it’s divine on toast for breakie the next day!)
  • Crushed Ice
  • Half a freshly squeezed lemon
  • 12 Blueberries
  • Fresh Thyme
  • Prosecco or Tonic to taste

Method

  1. Muddle Blueberry jam, 6 fresh blueberries, lemon juice and a small spring of thyme in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add cubed ice and gin and shake vigorously
  3. Fill a low-ball glass (whiskey tumbler) with crushed ice
  4. Pour in the cocktail mix through a cocktail sieve
  5. Top with either Prosecco or Tonic, depending on how sassy you’re feeling
  6. Garnish your Blueberry Gin Fizz with a sprig of thyme and remaining fresh blueberries.

Whether to jazz up a dark blustery evening or surprise your party guests with a fun tipple when they arrive, gin cocktails are definitely not reserved for the summer months and this blueberry/jam/thyme/lemon fizz will do just the trick.

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  • OMG this sounds incredible! Saving this for later… xx

  • i, for one, i am DEFINITELY NOT partaking in dry january so keep ’em coming!!

    this looks delicious, ive been loving the gin recently ♥♥

    katie. xx lacoconoire.com

    • Haha I love your enthusiasm for this, and me too, I know it’s been a big marketing boost but it’s delicious!! xxx

  • May To October

    I would like one, please and thank you.

  • This sounds so gorgeous!

  • This looks sooo nice! Since starting to plan our wedding I’ve been very into the idea of creating cocktails and mocktails! This looks right up my alley 😀

    • Oohhhhh that’s so exciting! I reckon something involving fruit and gin could be a real people pleaser! xxx

  • Oooh this looks amazing!! Berry cocktails are my FAVE

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    Ellie xx

  • Kaiesha Stewart

    I love blueberry so I can imagine it tastes amazing in a cocktail. I’ve never actually tried gin, so I’ll have to give this a go.
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  • This sounds GORGEOUS. Definitely need to give it a go x

    Charlotte / Colours & Carousels

    • Thanks, it was definitely worth a little extra effort – yum!! xxx

  • This looks delicious. Alas, I’m currently grain-free (except for rice), which vastly limits my liquor choices!

    • Oh wow that’s interesting – I never really even consider that gin is made from a grain! Really does limit your alcohol intake. Stick to Sake and wine I take it? xxx

  • Toni Searle

    This sounds so yum!

    • Thanks Toni, it comes highly recommended! I’ve made it a handful of times since too! What’s your favourite cocktail? xxx