Sparkling Blueberry Lime Martini

Happy Monday! Who doesn’t want a cocktail to start the week off? This sparkling blueberry lime martini is fresh in flavor and perfect for sipping all summer long.

Sparkling Blueberry Lime Martini by Nutmeg Nanny

I have always had a love hate relationship with summer. In the middle of the winter when it’s snowing and freezing cold I dream of summer. I dream of sitting outside for dinner and drinking up the warm summer air.

Then summer arrives and after about 5 minutes I’m hot, sticky and totally over the heat. I’m such a fickle lady. If every summer day was just slightly warm with no humidity I would be down. Unfortunately here in New York the humidity really likes to show up and stay until I’m at my breaking point. 

Sparkling Blueberry Lime Martini by Nutmeg Nanny

So, when I’m hot and it’s summer {and I’m dreaming of winter} the only reasonable thing to do is make a cocktail. This super bubbly blueberry lime martini is the best way to drink away the summer heat.

The first time I had a martini I was utterly disgusted. To be honest I’m still not a big fan of the straight up classic martini. I guess the thought of drinking straight booze and olive juice just doesn’t really get me fired up to drink. Plus olives are gross.

Well, in my opinion anyway.

Sparkling Blueberry Lime Martini by Nutmeg Nanny

This martini has that great punch of booze without all that straight alcohol flavor. If you’re not sure if you have ever seen blueberry juice you  just probably overlooked it. I found mine hiding on the shelves near the fancy juice in glass bottles.

You know the stuff. It’s the ones that makes you think “good laaaaard I would never pay that much for juice.” Luckily you get a lot of use out of the jar and it’s still cheaper than buying a martini at a bar. I think the bottle cost me $9 but the last time I ordered a martini at a bar I paid $15.

So, by making this martini you’re actually saving money.

See what I did there?

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Sparkling Blueberry Lime Martini

Happy Monday! Who doesn't want a cocktail to start the week off? This sparkling blueberry lime martini is fresh in flavor and perfect for sipping all summer long.

Yield: 2 drinks

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

2 ounces blueberry juice
1 ounce vodka
1/2-1 teaspoon Truvia sweetener (depending on juice sweetness)
3 lime wedges, divided
Sparkling sweet wine or sweet champagne, cold
Fresh blueberries

Directions:

Add a few ice cubes to a cocktail shaker and add in blueberry juice, vodka, Truvia and juice of 1 squeezed lime wedge.

Shake to combine until the shaker is cold.

Pour equal amounts of the blueberry juice mixture into 2 martini glasses.

Fill to the top with sparkling wine or champagne.

Garnish with a few fresh blueberries and lime wedges.

Disclosure: I compensated by Truvia to create this delicious cocktail. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.  This post also contains affiliated links. 

25 Responses to “Sparkling Blueberry Lime Martini”

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    Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma) — July 28, 2014 at 8:31 am

    I am in! This looks awesome!!! Thanks for sharing!

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    Brenda@SugarFreeMom — July 28, 2014 at 9:16 am

    It looks beautiful! I don’t drink martini’s but if I did I’d want you to make me this when I come over!

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    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — July 28, 2014 at 9:47 am

    Totally reasonably (and NECESSARY) on a Monday!

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    Claire Gallam — July 28, 2014 at 11:01 am

    Cocktail on Monday twins!!!! 🙂 Love this. Can I come over for one?

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    The Food Hunter — July 28, 2014 at 11:51 am

    Love the drink photos!!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — July 28, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    Drinks like this are straight up NEEDED in summer! Love this recipe!

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    Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) — July 28, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    Yep, this is essentially how I spend my life. Wishing for one season or another. Luckily, we have drinks like this for any time!

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    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — July 28, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Yes, the way this Monday is going I definitely could use one or two of these beauties!

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    Amanda @The Kitcheneer — July 28, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    Im just as fickle! I am ready for fall and boots! But, this elegant martini is definitely the temporary cure for the Summer hotness!

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    Paula - bell'alimento — July 28, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    I could sip on this all summer! Pinned.

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    Stephanie @ Back For Seconds — July 28, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    Oh wow. This is calling my name!

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    amanda @ fake ginger — July 28, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    Oooh, I love it! It’s not often you see blueberries in a cocktail! I got lucky when we got stationed here – it gets really hot but there’s no humidity so it’s not bad at all. When I went home last month I thought I was DYING every time I walked outside.

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    Ginny McMeans — July 29, 2014 at 12:16 am

    Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!

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    Meseidy — July 29, 2014 at 12:33 am

    I need a glass to sip while chilling on the porch!

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    Wendy O'Neal — July 29, 2014 at 1:47 am

    These sound amazing…I think you should have invited me over for taste testing. 😉

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    Renee - Kudos Kitchen — July 29, 2014 at 8:23 am

    Cheers to another beautiful cocktail, Brandy!

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    valmg @ From Val's Kitchen — July 29, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    I’ll take two please! That sounds tasty!

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    Angela {Mind Over Batter} — July 29, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    I tolerate summer and I’m not a fan of winter. I’m more of a Spring and Fall kinda chick. I don’t like straight martinis either, although it makes me feel very Bond-esque to hold a martini glass. This blueberry lime very sounds perfect.

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    Lauren @ Healthy Delicious — July 29, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    I love absolutely everything about summer- always – but I love it even more when I have a delicious drink to cool off with. 🙂

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    Joanne — August 1, 2014 at 7:15 am

    I definitely feel iffy about martinis as well! But with blueberry lime added into the mix…what could go wrong?!

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — August 2, 2014 at 11:01 am

    Seriously stunning. I want to be your neighbor.

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    Rachel Cooks — August 3, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    I want 20 of these. Maybe spread out over a couple of days.

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