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Summer cocktails don’t get much easier than this tart, sweet, and refreshing Blueberry Thyme Crush Cocktail made with vodka or gin!

blueberry thyme crush cocktail

I have some exciting news!  I recently moved a bit further out from civilization. Although I have a longer commute, I now have lots of land and privacy! And what comes with lots of land? The ability to grow your own food. Lots and lots of food!

lemon, blueberries, and thyme on a wooden cutting board

Lucky for me, this new property of ours was loaded with about 15 well established over producing blueberry bushes! My plan is actually to wait to plant anything of my own until next year and I will spend the entire remainder of this year to see what bounty has already been planted. Then, next spring, I’m going to go wild and plant a HUGE garden.

blueberries and thyme in a glass

If you have abundant blueberry bushes growing in your yard, or if you like to frequent the farmers markets like I do, there’s nothing better this time of year than fresh berries and herbs.

mashed blueberries and thyme in a glass

I love to combine ripe berries and herbs all the time; strawberries and basil, blueberries and thyme, raspberries and lavender… the possibilities are endless!  This cocktail is especially easy because no shaker or strainer is required. You just dump all the ingredients into your glass, smash them up real good, and then add your liquids. The longer you let them muddle, or stew in their own juices, the better!  But I will totally understand if you don’t want to wait. No judgment here.

blueberry thyme crush cocktail

You can easily make this kid friendly and non-alcoholic by omitting your favorite clear booze, or you can do what I did and add a splash (or two or three) of your favorite liquor. Enjoy!

Blueberry Thyme Crush Cocktail

Prep5 minutes
Total5 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Summer cocktails don’t get much easier than this tart, sweet, and refreshing Blueberry Thyme Crush Cocktail made with vodka or gin.


  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 ounces vodka or gin
  • soda water
  • ice


  • In a glass, combine blueberries, thyme, lemon juice and sugar. Use a wooden spoon to smash all the ingredients. Allow to sit for at least 15 minutes.
  • Add desired amount of vodka or gin to your glass. Stir well.
  • Fill glass with ice, then top with soda water until full. Enjoy!!!


Calories: 274kcal, Carbohydrates: 37g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 2mg, Potassium: 57mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 32g, Vitamin C: 20mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Did you make this? Leave me a comment below

This post first appeared over at Real Housemoms where I was a contributor.

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  1. This is exactly fruity cocktail I was looking for! It’s a very lovely combo with blueberries and thyme. I loved how refreshing it is!

  2. 5 stars
    These drinks were so refreshing! We had all these ingredients since blueberries are in season and we had thyme growing in the garden. Will definitely be makign these again!

  3. 5 stars
    This looks like a great way to end the week! So fresh looking. Congratulations on your move! I live in the country as well. We don’t have a big garden, but we do grow our own herbs and have a few blueberry bushes.

  4. 5 stars
    This reminds me of a cocktail I had at a restaurant last spring. I was looking for something that I could recreate at home, and I’m so glad I found this recipe. It was so delicious!