Mixed Berry Martini
Sweet mixed berry simple syrup gets shaken with blueberry vodka and fresh squeezed lemon juice.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 2 ounces blueberry vodka
- 1 ounce mixed berry syrup (recipe below)
- 3/4 ounce fresh-squeezed lemon juice
Mixed Berry Syrup:
- 1 cup sliced strawberries, fresh or frozen
- 1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
- 1 cup water
- 3/4 cup sugar
Mixed Berry Syrup:
- Bring strawberries, blueberries, and water to a simmer over medium-low heat. Simmer until the syrup turns a dark magenta color, about 15 minutes.
- Strain the syrup through a mesh strainer.
- Add the sugar and stir until it dissolves completely. Store in a mason jar in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.
- Add all of the martini ingredients to a shaker filled with ice. Give the mixture a few vigorous shakes.
- Transfer the mixture to a chilled martini glass. Enjoy.
Don’t forget to check out the other Red Carpet recipes:
Nominees for Best Supporting Appetizers:
- Beef Sliders with Sautéed Mushrooms, Onions, Bleu Cheese and Bacon by Crazy Foodie Stunts
- Black and White Olive Cheese Puffs by Peaceful Cooking
- Cheddar Olives by Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
- Chicken Boursin by Recipes Food and Cooking
- Citrus Avocado Shrimp Cocktail by Seduction in the Kitchen
- French Onion Sliders by Momma’s Meals
- Herbed Butter and Cheese Popcorn by Kudos Kitchen by Renee
- Italian Guacamole with Pesto by Food Done Light
- Lobster Bruschetta by The Texan New Yorker
- Melon and Prosciutto Skewers by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Mini Cheese Balls by Rants From My Crazy Kitchen
- Moroccan Beef Kefta Briouat by Manu’s Menu
- Mushroom Pate by Lifestyle Food Artistry
- Oysters Rockfeller by Noshing With The Nolands
- Pea Pesto Crostini by Ruffles & Truffes
- Prosciutto Wrapped Shrimp by Casa de Crews
- Raspberry Brie Bites by Love and Confections
- Roasted Red Pepper Pinwheels by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Smoked Trout Stuffed Baby New Potatoes by Food Lust People Love
- Spinach Bites by Shockingly Delicious
- Sweet Chili Chicken Skewers by Nosh My Way
Nominees for Best Course in a Leading Role:
- Broccoli Calzones by eating in instead
- Bow Ties and Tails Galore by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Chicken Oscar by Palatable Pastime
- Indulgent Lobster-Champagne Risotto by The Weekend Gourmet
- Oscar Worthy Cantonese Lobster with Coconut-Ginger Rice by Confessions of a Culinary Diva
Nominees for Best Supporting Sips:
- Apple Ginger Martini by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Blood Orange Rosemary Spritzer by The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
- Cherry Almond Sparklers by Magnolia Days
- Iced Espresso Martini by Cosmopolitan Cornbread
- Mixed Berry Martini by The Messy Baker
- Oscartini by Family Foodie
- Red Carpet Sparkler by Rhubarb and Honey
- Thank You Peary Much by Sew You Think You Can Cook
Nominees for Best Delectable Desserts:
- 7-Layer Bark by Take A Bite Out of Boca
- Caramel-Almond Latte Ricotta Cookies by What Smells So Good?
- Champagne Truffles by Brunch with Joy
- Chocolate Covered Cherries by Peanut Butter and Peppers
- Decadent Flourless Brownies by Recipe for Perfection
- Edible Oscars Envelopes by Sunday Supper Movement
- Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Crumble Peanut Butter Mousse Parfait Cups by Wallflour Girl
- Imitation Game Guinness Brownies by NinjaBaker.com
- Mini Strawberry Galette by Basic N Delicious
- Mini Strawberry & Chocolate Cheesecakes by Happy Baking Days
- No-Bake Nutella Cheesecake Shooters by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Popcorn Puppy Chow by Pies and Plots
- Sweet and Salty Popcorn Ball Bites by The Life and Loves of Grumpy’s Honeybunch
- Tuxedo Cake by The Redhead Baker
Nominees for Best Dressed Table:
- DIY Glitter Vases by Sunday Supper Movement
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24 Comments on “Mixed Berry Martini”
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.
Thanks so much, Brianne!
Ummm, this look sooo refreshing and fun! I need this martini, stat!
I love this drink and I love how you made your syrup. I am going to have to try this!
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.
Mmm This looks amazing!! Cheers!
Thanks, Deanna. Cheers!
Cheers to you for making such a beautiful cocktail!!
You’re sweet, Tara. Thank you!
Love the glasses with this drink, they look awesome. Drinks with fruits are my favorites.
Thanks, Mary Ellen. I was dreaming of spring as I whipped up this cocktail. I’m getting desperate for sun and warmth. Cheers!
I’ll be wearing a similar ensemble to yours! Now I just need to have one of these gorgeous cocktails delivered!!!
As soon as I shovel a way out of the house, I’ll be right over with one :) Thanks, Liz!
I hope someday we get to nerd out together and have a cocktail!!! These are gorgeous!
Bartender, I’ll have two (dozen)! This looks fabulous and fruity – just the way I like my happy hour! Pinned!
I love that mixed berry simple syrup. What a great idea.
You’ve just reminded me of a carton of blackberries that are probably reaching questionable state. Beautiful martini.
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).
Yep, the only way to watch the Oscars is in your pajamas and with this martini.
This is such a gorgeous color and sounds so flavorful! Aren’t Ugg slippers the best?? I just wish they stayed fluffier longer.
I’m a martini lover and I adore berries! This is perfect!
Wow Jennie, infused vodka and syrup! How tasty is that!
Cheers to you Jennie for a spectacular martini!