|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 2g||3%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||1%|
|Total Carbohydrate 62g||23%|
|Dietary Fiber 17g||61%|
|Total Sugars 41g|
|Vitamin C 142mg||709%|
|*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.|
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.
Gather the ingredients.
In a cocktail shaker, pour vodka, orange liqueur, and blueberry and mango juices. Fill with ice.
Garnish with fresh blueberries (skewered on a cocktail pick or floated on top of the drink).
- 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.
- 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.
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.
Do I need to chill the glass?