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The Garnet – Blueberry Martini

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Last Updated on June 6, 2023 by Leah Hall

Orange, pomegranate and blueberries combine to make this beautiful Blueberry martini.


Like the sparkling gem that is this cocktail’s namesake, this drink is sure to add a bit of sparkle to your night! The Garnet combines fresh blueberries, pomegranate and citrus to make a cocktail that is elegantly simple and beautiful. We were inspired to come up with this cocktail after a visit to The Looking Glass Cigars and Spirits in Omaha where we had the chance to try the excellent J. Rieger & Co. Vodka. After getting a chance to try this Midwestern vodka, we ended up coming home with a bottle.

Garnet Martini in a martini glass, gin bottle behind, oranges and greenery

We had been looking to make a pomegranate liqueur cocktail, so this was the perfect base for it, too!


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Garnet cocktail in a martini glass with oranges, jigger, reamer and vodka bottle in the background

Martini Glasses / Garnish Pick / Shaker

Vodka Martini

The J. Rieger Company is a distillery from Kansas City who trace their roots back to 1887 when their founder Jacob Rieger made whiskey as a way to support his family. Their Midwestern Vodka is rather unique, distilled from a combination of potato, wheat and corn, giving this vodka a balanced and rather layered flavor and a nice aroma.


Typically vodkas are bland and flavorless, but this vodka was anything but, which made it one that we wanted to try in cocktails. We thought of a pomegranate blueberry martini!

Garnet cocktail in a martini glass with oranges, jigger, reamer and vodka bottle in the background

What Ingredients are Needed for the Garnet Cocktail?

  • Honey
  • Triple Sec
  • Blueberries
  • Lime Juice
  • Pomegranate Juice
  • Vodka


The Garnet is beautifully ruby colored from the fresh blueberries and pomegranate juice. Orange liqueur and fresh squeezed lime juice give a bright sweet tang that is balanced by a bit of honey. The vodka added a bit of sweet burn and just a hint of a cereal flavor which rounded out the drink. 


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Finish this vodka martini with fresh blueberries and a bright orange twist to add a pop of color contrast while making the drink look like a real gem! Make sure to try our Blueberry Pie Cocktail or our Lemon Drop Martini as well!



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The Garnet - Blueberry Martini

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

An orange and pomegranate cocktail, with the sweetness of blueberries and honey.


Pomegranate Martini Cocktail

  • 12 blueberries
  • .25 ounce honey
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1.50 ounces triple sec
  • 1 ounce pomegranate juice
  • .25 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • orange peel for garnish


Place 8 of the blueberries into the bottom of a shaker with the honey.

Muddle the blueberries until fully crushed, releasing the juices.

Fill the shaker with ice.

Add in the vodka, orange liqueur and juices.

Shake until fully chilled.

Double strain into a martini glass.

Garnish with an orange peel and blueberries.


Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 328Total Fat: 0.2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 319mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 1.2gSugar: 48.7gProtein: 0.4g

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talitha haynes

Monday 8th of February 2016

next party i host, I'm making this drink

The 'Noms.

Monday 8th of February 2016

Great! Hope you enjoy, cheers!

Erica@ Everyday Erica

Saturday 6th of February 2016

Beautiful photos and it sounds like such a lovely drink. I can totally picture myself sipping on this on a Saturday evening. :)

The 'Noms.

Sunday 7th of February 2016

Thanks! We hope you give it a try!

Miss Angie (@MySoCalledChaos)

Friday 5th of February 2016

This one really looks like a tasty one! YUM!

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