The Blueberry Libation

The Blueberry Libation

The Blueberry Libation is a really delicious cocktail. I tried the Blueberry Libation, the first time at a wine bar called – The Back Bistro . A cool wine bar located very close to where I live. This is a place I really enjoy going to once in a while. I usually go there for happy hours and I like their wine collection, but that particular evening, I went for this Blueberry libation cocktail instead and it pleasantly surprised me.

The Blueberry Libation is a cocktail that will leave you with the right amount of happy tipsy. There is nothing like, pairing fresh blueberries with alcohol to get that summery cocktail, that you all want to chill with after a long hot day. The combination of sweet, juicy, tart blueberries paired with your favorite liquor will tingle your senses.

If you are like me who likes to muddles fresh fruits and berries into their cocktails, then you will definitely enjoy these choices –

Watermelon Vodka Cocktail

Pink Grapefruit Paloma

Mixed Berry Mint Julep

Strawberry Mojito

So, coming back to our Blueberry Libation Cocktail – Yes, yes, the Aigre-Doux got me for sure (I’m a sucker for anything French…, well, not everything..but French literature for sure). The bartender was nice enough to share the Blueberry Libation recipe with me (well, after I showed him my Smokey Sazerac post and then only he thought that, I meant business :))

I did alter the recipe a bit to suit me (as usual).

This is a two-part cocktail recipe. First you have to make the Blueberry Aigre-Doux. Use frozen berries, because, they are easier to handle. Once you have the Blueberry Aigre-Doux ready, you can mix the cocktail and serve. The blueberry Aigre-Doux stay well in the refrigerator for over a month.

I made the Blueberry Libation for our friends last Saturday for a dinner party at home and our friends really loved it. I still have some leftover blueberry aigre-doux.

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The Blueberry Libation
The Blueberry Libation

For the  Blueberry Aigre-Doux. 


  • 1 cup red wine (I used a  Merlot)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5 TBSP red wine vinegar
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 cups blueberries


  • In a pot over high heat, bring the wine, sugar, vinegar and salt to a boil.
  • Add the blueberries and let it boil in the wine mixture for 5/7 minutes until the blueberries get soft but not mushy.
  • Let cool. Store in refrigerator up to 1 month.

Note: Spoon this fruit and its sweet-sour liquid atop a grilled Camembert round or in cocktails, vinaigrettes and sauces.

For The Blueberry Libation Cocktail


  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce Blueberry Aigre-Doux
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 TSP simple syrup (mix equal parts sugar and water in a small pan, bring to a simmer until the sugar has dissolved fully and let cool)
  • 1 ounce pomegranate juice
  • Soda water


  • In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour in the vodka, aigre-doux, pomegranate juice, lime juice and simple syrup.
  • Shake and then strain into a highball glass filled with ice.
  • Top with soda water and garnish with blueberries.

PIN for Later:Blueberry Libation Cocktail

Author: MyYellowApron

I’m scrappy, weird and goofy. I’m a snob when it comes to a LOT of things.., Mainly – coffee, wine and chocolates. I laugh loud and yell louder. I run fast, but walk slow. I love walking long walks with a hot mug of coffee held tight between my hands. I have lonely eyes and a kind heart. I forgive but rarely forget. I remember the silliest of things and forget important matters. I love to run, read, cook and entertain. I draw inspirations from anything and everything aesthetic. There are numerous people who have and still continue to enrich my life in many good ways. I will remain indebted to them – Always. My dad is my biggest fan when it comes to cooking. I could see his eyes light up every time I serve something. My mom’s agility and affectionate nature that reflects on her food is something I’m still trying to master. Travel fascinates me amongst other things. Leave me in Venice and I would get lost in its timeless beauty – The canals. The piazzas. The art. The espresso. Leave me in NYC and I would tirelessly walk the length and breadth of the city (after all, There is always something open 24 hours a day). Through this blog, I am hoping to bring in my passion and love for a few things – Cooking, Travel, Kids, Coffee, Clothes and in the interim learn more myself. Hope I am able to do justice to my PASSION.

50 thoughts

  1. Your drink ideas are so awesome, I need to try this one. I made the Rum drink with the Pomegranate and soda and it was so good

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  2. Wish I had some blueberries now. I’d mix one of these up. Thanks you for the great idea. Would have never thought of it on my own. Love it!

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  3. I am more of a wine girl than cocktails, however, this looks delicious and the merlot used to macerate the berries is a definitely a plus in my books 🙂

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  4. As I used to run a cocktail bar for many years , this is just my kind of post ! 🙂 I must admit , I didn’t know that one yet , but as a fan of all berries , especially blueberries , I will most certainly try that recipe !!!

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