Blueberry Lemonade

Blueberry season in Florida started at the end of April, and went through early June. By the time we had a free weekend to go picking, most of the u-pick farms had closed. Luckily we found a place still open. And even luckier, the berries were organic. And luckier still, the berries were incredibly sweet and ripe. We picked 5.5 lbs, and they didn’t last long in the house.

One way we’ve used up the berries was in this blueberry lemonade. We tasted some at the blueberry farm, and I immediately tried to make my own. It was tricky finding the right balance of sweet but not too sugary. This drink is a perfect refresher for those hot summer days ahead.


Original recipe

Blueberry Lemonade

Blueberry Lemonade

Ingredients

1 c fresh blueberries
½ c fresh lemon juice
1/3 c sugar
3 c water

Instructions

  1. Place blueberries into a medium saucepan. Pour a little bit of water in the bottom – just enough to cover the bottom of the pan. Heat until the water starts to boil. Remove from heat, and crush blueberries with a potato masher. Pour blueberries into a fine mesh sieve. Strain the juice into a large pitcher and discard the solids. Add the lemon juice and sugar; mix until sugar dissolves. Add the water. Chill in the refrigerator. Serve over ice.
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Place blueberries into a medium saucepan. Pour a little bit of water in the bottom – just enough to cover the bottom of the pan. Heat until the water starts to boil. Remove from heat, and crush blueberries with a potato masher. Pour blueberries into a fine mesh sieve. Strain the juice into a large pitcher and discard the solids. Add the lemon juice and sugar; mix until sugar dissolves. Add the water. Chill in the refrigerator. Serve over ice.

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Sweet Comments:

  1. This looks so delicious and refreshing! I didn’t make it to any of the u-pick farms this year, but will be getting some berries at the grocery store over the next few days to try this 🙂

  2. This is a drink I plan on making within the next week! Looks delicious!

  3. It’s decided! I am going to make this tomorrow. Whole Foods has organic blueberries on sale today only for $1.99.

  4. P.S. I posted this to pintrest.

  5. That’s a great price for organic blueberries! Thanks for posting to pinterest.

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