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Mixed Berry Martini

Sweet mixed berry simple syrup gets shaken with blueberry vodka and fresh squeezed lemon juice.

Mixed Berry Martini

I have been in a cocktail shaking kind of mood as of late. I’m going to go ahead and blame it on my recent trip to the library. They had a bunch of bar books on display, and I couldn’t resist the urge to tuck half of them in my library bag.

Mixed Berry Martini

Yup, I have a special canvas bag dedicated to library books. Yes, I’m well aware of my nerdy qualities. Again, yes, I’m turning into an old lady who makes weekly library trips.

If I’m being honest, I don’t need an excuse to pick up my shaker and experiment with different flavors and liquor pairings. Just the other day, I took a trip to the giant liquor store by my house and stocked my bar with the essentials: gin, vodka, bourbon, rum, etc.

Mixed Berry Martini

This mixed berry martini is a result of dying berries I had wasting away in my fruit drawer. No surprise there. I can always count on at least one container or soft berries or a few shriveled oranges nestled in my fruit drawer. In this case, I was grateful for my neglect.

Today, the #SundaySupper team is having a Red Carpet Party to celebrate the Oscars. A party wouldn’t be complete without food and cocktails, so we have you covered.

Mixed Berry Martini

Since the Oscars are all about who’s wearing what, I’ve chosen my fanciest Karen Neuburger pajamas and fluffy Ugg slippers for the occasion. How’s that for celebrity style?

I almost forgot about the accessories. I’ll be pairing my stylish pjs with a blue crystal martini glass filled with this mixed berry martini.

Diamante bags and diamond bracelets are so last year. It’s all about martinis and fancy cocktail glasses.

Mixed Berry Martini

This martini is a combination of mixed berry syrup, blueberry vodka, and a splash of fresh lemon juice. I made the mixed berry syrup by simmering 1 cup each of strawberries and blueberries (fresh or frozen) with 1 cup of water until the water becomes a dark magenta color. The process takes about 15 minutes. Strain the syrup through a mesh strainer and stir in 3/4 cup of granulated sugar while the mixture is still hot. Refrigerate until you’re ready to use. The mixture will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.

Mixed Berry Martini

This martini is the perfect combination of sweet and tart. It’s stunning pink hue and berry flavor is sure to impress your friends.

Mixed Berry Martini

Sweet berries and tart lemon combine to make a stunning martini.

Yield: 1 martini

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

Martini: 

  • 2 ounces blueberry vodka
  • 1 ounce mixed berry syrup (recipe below)
  • 3/4 ounce fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • ice

Mixed Berry Syrup:

  • 1 cup sliced strawberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup sugar

Directions:

Mixed Berry Syrup: 

  1. Bring strawberries, blueberries, and water to a simmer over medium-low heat. Simmer until the syrup turns a dark magenta color, about 15 minutes. 
  2. Strain the syrup through a mesh strainer. 
  3. Add the sugar and stir until it dissolves completely. Store in a mason jar in the refrigerator for up to 2 months. 

Martini: 

  1. Add all of the martini ingredients to a shaker filled with ice. Give the mixture a few vigorous shakes. 
  2. Transfer the mixture to a chilled martini glass. Enjoy. 
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24 Responses to “Mixed Berry Martini”

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    Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips — February 22, 2015 at 6:02 am

    The color of the martini is perfect with the color of the glasses! I think you’ve got red carpet style! And I have to make some berry syrup. Besides yummy drinks, the boys would love it on yogurt and pancakes.

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    • Jennie replied February 22nd, 2015 at 1:09 pm

      Thanks so much, Brianne!

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    Nichole — February 22, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    Ummm, this look sooo refreshing and fun! I need this martini, stat!

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    • Jennie replied February 22nd, 2015 at 1:09 pm

      Thanks, Nichole!

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    Shelby — February 22, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    I love this drink and I love how you made your syrup. I am going to have to try this!

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    • Jennie replied February 22nd, 2015 at 1:10 pm

      Thank you so much, Shelby! The syrup is great on oatmeal, yogurt, and ice cream. If you decide to make it, let me know what you think.

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    Deanna Samaan — February 22, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    Mmm This looks amazing!! Cheers!

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    • Jennie replied February 22nd, 2015 at 2:30 pm

      Thanks, Deanna. Cheers!

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    Tara — February 22, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    Cheers to you for making such a beautiful cocktail!!

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    • Jennie replied February 22nd, 2015 at 2:31 pm

      You’re sweet, Tara. Thank you!

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    Mary Ellen — February 22, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    Love the glasses with this drink, they look awesome. Drinks with fruits are my favorites.

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    • Jennie replied February 22nd, 2015 at 2:31 pm

      Thanks, Mary Ellen. I was dreaming of spring as I whipped up this cocktail. I’m getting desperate for sun and warmth. Cheers!

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    Liz — February 22, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    I’ll be wearing a similar ensemble to yours! Now I just need to have one of these gorgeous cocktails delivered!!!

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    • Jennie replied February 22nd, 2015 at 2:32 pm

      As soon as I shovel a way out of the house, I’ll be right over with one :) Thanks, Liz!

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    Liz @ Floating Kitchen — February 22, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    I hope someday we get to nerd out together and have a cocktail!!! These are gorgeous!

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    Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking — February 22, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    Bartender, I’ll have two (dozen)! This looks fabulous and fruity – just the way I like my happy hour! Pinned!

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    Wendy, A Day in the Life on the Farm — February 22, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    I love that mixed berry simple syrup. What a great idea.

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    Lauren @ Sew You Think You Can Cook — February 22, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    You’ve just reminded me of a carton of blackberries that are probably reaching questionable state. Beautiful martini.

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    Jennifer Farley — February 23, 2015 at 8:35 am

    What a perfect red carpet cocktail! I was I had been sipping on this last night as I checked out all the dresses and jewelry I will never own (but a girl can dream).

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    DB, Foodie Stuntman | Crazy Foodie Stunts — February 23, 2015 at 10:55 am

    Yep, the only way to watch the Oscars is in your pajamas and with this martini.

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    Laura Dembowski — February 23, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    This is such a gorgeous color and sounds so flavorful! Aren’t Ugg slippers the best?? I just wish they stayed fluffier longer.

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    Valerie Cathell Clark — February 23, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    I’m a martini lover and I adore berries! This is perfect!

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    Cindys Recipes and Writings — February 27, 2015 at 5:51 am

    Wow Jennie, infused vodka and syrup! How tasty is that!

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    Renee — February 27, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    Cheers to you Jennie for a spectacular martini!

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