Dishing Up the Dirt

Blueberry Honey & Thyme Cocktail

I wasn’t going to post these cocktails until next week but blueberry season is at its peak in our neck of the woods and I didn’t want to risk it being over for some of you. These are wonderful cocktails made with farm fresh ingredients and honey from a local beekeeper. Farm to glass is how we like to enjoy cocktail hour and I hope you all enjoy these tasty beverages too!

Blueberry Honey & Thyme Cocktails

Prep Time: 10 minutes    Cook Time: 15 minutes    Serves: 1 pitcher

Blueberry Honey Thyme Simple Syrup
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 2 cups vodka
  • 3/4 cup blueberry simple syrup (recipe above)
  • 3 1/2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups soda water
  • Frozen blueberries (they'll act like ice cubes!)
  • Fresh thyme sprigs


  1. Combine the blueberries, honey and water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and stir a few times to dissolve the honey. Reduce heat to a low simmer and add the 4 thyme sprigs. Keep on low heat for about 12 minutes. Strain into a jar, pressing the blueberries with the back of a wooden spoon to get all the juice out.
  2. In a large pitcher combine the vodka, roughly 3/4 cup simple syrup (more or less depending on sweet preference), lemon juice and soda water. Serve over ice and enjoy!


*Use this recipe as a guide *Adjust measurements and ingredients as necessary *Taste test as you go *Have fun in the kitchen

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12 thoughts on “Blueberry Honey & Thyme Cocktail

  1. Ahhh, community really is everything. And I couldn’t agree more that food is medicine. The blueberry simple syrup is such a great idea, I need to start making more cocktails!

  2. Ms. Becky says:

    Wow, Davide did a fabulous job of capturing your work and farm. I really like the long shots showing the scale of your fields. Blueberries are still plentiful and well-priced in these parts (Midwest) so thanks for sharing the recipe. It’s one I’ll be trying this weekend. As usual a wonderful post. I hope you have an enjoyable weekend.

  3. Danielle says:

    Andrea your truths are of the most brilliant value! I have learned to curse deer when livelihood is involved , as well as appreciate stances that are tall and erect. I find food to be the very essence of community – as well as something that firmly drives not just a single populous, but rather everybody everywhere. You have a beautiful farm and your mission is solid! Have a good weekend.

    1. Andrea says:

      Danielle, thank you for the lovely comment! Happy weekend. xoxo

  4. Lauren C says:

    Gosh, each week the Friday photos just get better and better! The colors this week are beautiful; especially in the wide shot of the farm with you, Taylor, and Henry, Henry sitting sweetly between the rows, Taylor holding a basket of goodness, and you with the pitchfork over your shoulder. Man, I am fan-girling it big time here but your writing, the photos, and of course the recipes…. sure would be great to see it all put together in a cookbook one day! That first paragraph of today’s post would be a lovely introduction for a book showcasing your farm to table-community-sustainable lifestyle and recipes, in my opinion! Y’all have a great weekend!

    1. Andrea says:

      Lauren! Thank you for the most amazing comment ever. It really means a lot! Thanks for following the blog, cooking our recipes and rooting us on. Your words are very touching and I appreciate them so much. xoxo

  5. Amber S says:

    I know what I’ll be drinking tonight! Looks delish. I like Lauren’s idea of a cookbook from you!

    1. Sue Phillips says:

      I had NO IDEA your place was so stunning. WOW! If I could hit the fields every morning with that view, I’d be in heaven…dirty fingernails and all!
      I’ll be trying that Blueberry Vodka Cocktail as soon as I replenish my vodka supply!
      I just love your Friday posts. It makes my weekend.
      God bless you both!

      1. Andrea says:

        Sue! Thank you for the lovely comment. We are totally blessed with a rad view and the fields are stunning (from a far!) the weeds have taken over but they’re hard to find in the photos. Thanks again for you kind words and happy weekend. xoxo

  6. Adrienne says:

    Such a cute photo series. I spent yesterday working on a farm constantly wondering if I could hack it full time.

  7. Your posts, and photos, and recipes make me so happy. I am always so excited to see your next post. I think the farm girl in me is living vicariously through you. I so respect what you are doing and I am so grateful you share it the way that you do, so us city folk can share in some of what you are having. I just got back from the farmers market with two big pints of blueberries! Yay!

  8. Melanie says:

    I found that the 2 cups of vodka were way too strong for my taste, so i doubled the soda, squeezed a whole lemon, and added a bit more syrup. Next time I’ll know to cut the vodka in half!

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