The Best Blueberry Basil Cocktail Recipe

hand holding blueberry basil cocktail

It’s getting to be that point in the summer when it’s unbearably hot. Temperatures are steady at 90 degrees, you’re hit with steam as soon as you open the door, and exercising outside is pretty much laughable. Seriously, New Orleans is straight-up sticky right now! That is absolutely why you need this best blueberry basil cocktail recipe.

I always look forward to spring and summer. They’re my favorite parts of the year. The sunshine, carefree vibes, and excitement are abundant! But each year, it always gets to that point when even I start to crave some escape from the heat.

Well, my friends. Here is that escape in a glass! This Best Blueberry Basil Cocktail recipe is the answer to all of your dog days of summer prayers.

blueberry basil cocktail, lemon, and kombucha bottle

I’m not much of a cocktail drinker out. I usually stick to wine. Preferably Pinto Grigio or Rose in the summer. Liking the Sav Blac lately too. Anyways, I typically avoid cocktails because you never know how sweet and sugary they can be. You can always ask for no simple syrup or sweetener if you really want to try a cocktail – bartenders are usually super accommodating!

Every once in a while I’ll crave a cocktail, and feel like doing some experimentation at home! Of course, I love to make margaritas, but sometimes I want something a little different. It’s really not very hard to come up with a cocktail recipe. Here’s a good formula to build a cocktail:

two parts booze + one part sweet + one part sour

Easy, right?! Throw in some fresh fruit and herbs, and you just can’t go wrong.

blueberry basil cocktail

This recipe is super refreshing, has no added sugar, and is bursting with flavor from those bleubs, basil, and Bayou Berry Bucha. Try out this best blueberry basil cocktail recipe, or change it up to fit your preferences/what’s in your fridge because you’re gonna wanna make this ASAP. Lemme know what you think! Happy summer!

The Best Blueberry Basil Cocktail

Course Drinks
Servings 1 serving
Calories 80 kcal
Author Amy Davis


  • 2 tbsp Blueberries
  • 3 Basil leaves
  • 1 tbsp Swerve simple syrup or Swerve, Confectioners to taste
  • 2 tbsp Vodka
  • 1 half Juice of half a lemon
  • Ice
  • Sparkling water lemon, lime, or plain
  • Berry Kombucha optional


  1. In a mason jar, add blueberries and basil. Muddle until well crushed.

  2. Add Swerve simple syrup, vodka, and lemon juice. Add a lid to the mason jar and shake vigorously.

  3. Add ice, and top with sparkling water and kombucha.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts: 80 calories, 0g fat, 3g carbs, 0g protein

Make the Swerve simple syrup by combining 1/3 C confectioners Swerve and 1 cup water. 

You can omit the kombucha if desired – it will add additional tart-ness 

DISCLAIMER: I work for Swerve Sweetener. I was not compensated for this post. I only use and recommend products I believe in!