Blueberry Martini

Ultimat Vodka's Blueberry Martini
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Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 3 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
385 Calories
2g Fat
62g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 385
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 9mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 62g 23%
Dietary Fiber 17g 61%
Total Sugars 41g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 142mg 709%
Calcium 90mg 7%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 639mg 14%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

There is no shortage of blueberry martini recipes, but this one's just a little more interesting than most. It's a fun and very fruity vodka martini that mixes up quickly and features an unexpected ingredient: mango juice.

Most blueberry martinis are very one-dimensional, relying completely on the berry juice or a blueberry vodka. Adding the tropical taste of mango gives the drink a beautiful brightness that's a nice contrast against the dark berries. For the best blueberry martini, use the highest-quality vodka and orange liqueur you can find.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka

  • 1/2 ounce​ orange liqueur

  • 2 ounces fresh blueberry juice

  • 1 ounce fresh mango juice

  • Fresh blueberries, for garnish

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a cocktail shaker, pour vodka, orange liqueur, and blueberry and mango juices. Fill with ice.

  3. Shake well.

  4. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

  5. Garnish with fresh blueberries (skewered on a cocktail pick or floated on top of the drink).

Tips

  • If you can't find blueberry juice at the market, you can make your own without a juicer. Simply muddle a handful of fresh berries in the cocktail shaker until you get the amount of juice needed. Strain out the pieces of fruit, add the remaining ingredients, and shake it up. Or you can add the juice with the pieces of berry and then double strain the drink into your serving glass.
  • To make your own mango juice, you will need a good juicer. Although not that common, you might be able to find mango juice at the store.
  • Another option is to use mango nectar as a substitute. It's typically sold in cans and can be found near the juices at many grocers.

Do I Need to Chill the Glass?

A cold glass is one of the keys to making a great cocktail, and there are several ways to chill your barware, from freezing to plunging in a bowl of ice. Since this drink is not served on the rocks (over ice), the cold martini glass helps keep the cocktail at the right temperature while sipping.

Recipe Variations

  • This martini would be excellent with either gin or tequila if you want to skip the vodka. If using gin, consider one with a softer profile. Blanco tequila would also be a great choice.
  • For a really interesting twist, mix this drink up with whiskey. Be sure to choose a smooth whiskey without too many bold flavors; steer clear of rye whiskeys or high-proof, bold bourbons.

How Strong Is a Blueberry Martini?

The blueberry martini is a surprisingly light drink. The fruit juices help bring it down to a pleasant 15 percent ABV (30 proof). It's as if you're drinking a glass of wine, only fruitier.

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