Blueberry-Basil Vodka Tonic

  • Author: Cassie Johnston
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 cocktails 1x


This Blueberry Basil Vodka Tonic is a summer cocktail that uses the best flavors of the season! You can even skip the vodka and still have a tasty mocktail.



  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup fresh blueberries, plus extra for garnish
  • 4 large basil leaves, plus extra for garnish
  • Ice
  • Vodka
  • Tonic Water


  1. Combine the sugar, water, blueberries, and basil leaves in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently, and continue to boil until the blueberries have popped and the sugar is dissolved, about 2 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat, transfer to a heat-proof container, and then chill until cold.
  3. To make cocktails: fill a high ball glass (or a pint Mason jar!) with ice, add in two tablespoons of the blueberry-basil syrup, followed by 1 1/2 ounces of vodka. Fill to top with tonic water. Garnish with extra blueberries and basil leaves, if desired.