July 6, 2015

Summer Sippin': Blueberry Lemonade


Hope you all had a fun Fourth of July weekend! I had a very laid back weekend, which was good! Thinking of the Fourth, I had made a (DELICIOUS!) mixed berry trifle and had the bright idea of buying blueberries in bulk and ended up with WAY more leftover than I even used in the trifle. Like, my fridge is basically packed with blueberries. Oops! Luckily I had another bright idea to mix up some blueberry lemonade yesterday and you guys, it is SO good. Points for bright ideas!

Basically I created a simple syrup with the blueberries that I then mixed with lemon juice and water- SO good and SO easy. It's a refreshing blend of sweet and tart. If you're not a huge blueberry fan you can use this same basic recipe and any other berry of your choosing-- strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, snozberries... okay well hopefully not those :P (I looked up what snozberries were once and um yeah, that was a mistake. My childhood memory of Willy Wonka has been forever tainted!). Anyway, here is the recipe:

Blueberry Lemonade
Ingredients
3/4 - 1 cup Fresh Lemon Juice
4 cups Water
1/2 cup Sugar
1 cup Blueberries
Ice

In a saucepan on medium heat, combine the sugar and 1 cup water to make the simple syrup. Stir until sugar has dissolved and then add blueberries, bringing to a boil. Turn down the heat and allow to simmer for about 3 minutes while the blueberries 'burst'. Pour blueberry syrup through a fine mesh sieve and allow to cool.

Once cooled, combine the blueberry syrup with  lemon juice, and water in a pitcher, stirring until mixed. Serve in an ice-filled glass and garnish with additional lemon slices and blueberries. Enjoy!


2 comments:

  1. That looks delicious and easy! We have blueberry bushes, so this is something I could easily do!

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  2. That looks really yummy! I am drooling already! Lol!
    Super cute maxi dress! I am a petite so I have to be a little bit picky about the type of maxi dresses. But I do love them very much! You are so good at styling them!

    Take care and keep in touch!
    By the way, please stop by every Wednesday for Color and Grace Fashion link up! :)

    Grace
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