Huckleberry Vodka Martini Recipe

Indulge in the deliciously unique flavor of huckleberries with this refreshing Huckleberry Vodka Martini recipe. Made with just a few simple ingredients, this cocktail is perfect for those looking to explore the world of specialty drinks. Its vibrant purple color and sweet-tart taste make it an instant crowd-pleaser. So, grab your huckleberries and get ready to elevate your cocktail game!
read time
1 minutes


Prep Time
5 minutes
Active Time
5 minutes
Total Time
10 minutes
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Huckleberry Vodka Martini Recipe Ingredients
- 1 cup fresh huckleberries
- 1 1/2 cups vodka
- 1/4 cup simple syrup
- Ice cubes
- Fresh huckleberries and mint leaves, for garnish


Step 1 - Prepare the huckleberries

Rinse the fresh huckleberries under cold water and pat them dry with a paper towel. Set aside a handful of huckleberries for garnish. In a bowl, muddle the remaining huckleberries using a muddler or the back of a spoon. This will help release their juices and enhance the flavor. Add the muddled huckleberries to a glass container with a tight-fitting lid.

Step 2 - Add the vodka

Pour the vodka over the huckleberries, ensuring they are fully submerged. Close the container tightly and let it sit at room temperature for 5-7 days to infuse the vodka with the flavors of the huckleberries.

Step 3 - Strain the liquid

Once the vodka has been infused, strain the liquid through a fine-mesh sieve or cheesecloth into a clean glass container. Discard the leftover huckleberries.

Step 4 - Use a cocktail shaker

In a cocktail shaker, combine 2 ounces of the huckleberry-infused vodka, along with the simple syrup and a handful of ice cubes. Shake vigorously for a few seconds to chill the drink.

Step 5 - Pour and add garnish

Strain the mixture into a chilled martini glass. You can optionally rim the glass with sugar or huckleberry powder for an extra touch of sweetness. Garnish the drink with a few fresh huckleberries and a sprig of mint. Serve immediately and enjoy!

What are huckleberries?

Huckleberries are small, round berries that belong to the Vaccinium genus. They are closely related to blueberries and are native to North America. Huckleberries are typically dark purple or black in color and have a sweet and tangy flavor. They are often used in various culinary preparations, including desserts, jams, and sauces. Huckleberries also have a high nutritional value, being rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and dietary fiber. They can be found growing in the wild in mountainous regions and are considered a prized ingredient in many local cuisines.

What do huckleberries taste like?

Huckleberries are often described as having a tart and slightly sweet flavor that is reminiscent of a mix between a blueberry and a blackberry. The taste can vary depending on the specific variety and ripeness of the huckleberry, and also by region and growing conditions. Generally speaking, huckleberries are known for their sweet and addiciting flavor that people sometimes describe as “a more interesting blueberry.”

Where can I buy huckleberries?

Great question – check out our marketplace where you can buy huckleberries directly from foragers and cultivators!

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