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Blueberry lemonade served with a straw.

Blueberry Lemonade


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  • Author: Brita Britnell
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 drinks 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Refreshing and flavorful, this Blueberry Lemonade is quick and easy to make with just 4 ingredients, and is the perfect thirst quencher! Serve this all summer long for BBQs, picnics, poolside parties and more!


Ingredients

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For the Blueberry Simple Syrup:

  • 1 cup of sugar (can sub for an equal amount of: coconut sugar, honey, maple syrup, brown sugar, or agave)
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 1/2 cups of blueberries

For the Lemonade:

  • Juice of 6 lemons (roughly 1 1/4 cups of lemon juice)
  • 6 cups of fresh water
  • Optional: 1/2 cup of fresh blueberries

Instructions

To make the syrup:

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the water, sugar, and blueberries and place over medium heat. Bring the mixture to a simmer and lower the heat a bit. 
  2. Cook over low heat, stirring frequently and gently mashing the berries a bit, for about 5 minutes at which time the sugar should have completely dissolved and the syrup started to thicken. Cook for 5 additional minutes, mashing the blueberries with the back of a spatula. 
  3. Let cool slightly and then strain the mixture through a sieve to remove the raspberries.  Set aside to cool.

To make the lemonade:

  1. In a large pitcher, combine the blueberry syrup, lemon juice, and water. Stir until combined and add more water as needed (I don’t like my lemonade too sweet so I sometimes add an additional cup of water).
  2. Chill, serve, and ENJOY!

Notes

Keep the pitcher in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Covered is best. If there’s any leftover blueberry simple syrup, you can store it in a sealed bottle in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American