Blueberry Cordial

This concentrated Blueberry Cordial is remarkably versatile—mix it with 3 to 4 parts sparkling water to make a refreshing summer drink, or use it as a base for fruity cocktails.

Serves: 16Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 40 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 16


  • 5 lbs. fresh blueberries
  • 1 quart water
  • 3 cups sugar


  • Place blueberries in a nonreactive pot with the sugar and enough water to cover by 1".
  • Bring to a steady simmer over medium heat; cook 30 minutes, or until berries have broken down.
  • Remove from heat and crush the berries with a potato masher. Cool.
  • Line a colander with cheesecloth; place the berry mixture in it and press down with the potato masher to release and strain all the juice.