Blueberry Jam – Syrup Edition

I gotta say, I really debated this syrup here. I wanted to use the same technique used in the Strawberry Gin Cheesecake, but I wasn’t sure how the cornstarch would effect my cocktail recipes. Then I remembered the reason I was even making this syrup, which was to have that jam-like properties, so that my cocktail would taste like a blueberry, lemon cake in a glass. If that wasn’t enough reason to get you started on this recipe, you can use this syrup on top of your pancakes, fresh toast or whatever you come up with! 

Blueberry Jam Syrup

Here we have a thick syrup to utilize for your kitchen and bar needs! This will soon be a family favourite!

Difficulty: Intermediate

Servings 1 cup
Author Monica C


  • 2 cups Blueberries
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup Water
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 pinch of Salt
  • 1/2 Lemon Zest


  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, whisk together the sugar, cornstarch, salt, cinnamon and water

  2. Add the blueberries and make sure to mash them well (you can use a potato masher, or the whisk. Slicing the blueberries prior will help here if you want to use just a whisk)

  3. Continue to whisk until it reaches a boil at medium temperature and while it's boiling, whisk for 1 full minute 

  4. Remove the pan from the stove and whisk in the lemon zest

  5. Place the syrup in a new bowl and let this reach room temperature before use.

Recipe Notes

I could have strained this out so that the skins are removed, but I didn't. Personally, I like the added texture, and when using this in a cocktail, it get's double strained, so I'm not worried about large pieces ending up in the glass. 

If you'd like, add more blueberries after the process to be enjoyed on your toasts and pancakes the next morning!

For the delicious cocktail recipe that uses the Blueberry Jam Syrup, make sure to follow here!


Monica Carbonell

Hi, I’m Monica and I’m your Fairy Barmother. At Liquid Culture, creativity is encouraged and education is used to empower followers to be the best they can be. We want to provide you with the tools to confidently bartend within your own home and to have some fun while doing it too! Inside this website you will find recipes, videos, articles and more that will teach you everything you need to know about being your best Home Bartender!


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