Blueberry Lemonade

If “necessity is the mother of invention”, then I’d argue that buy one get one free sales are the father of invention. With nearly a quart of blueberries in the fridge, I’ve been franticly trying to use them all before they go bad. Since strawberry lemonade is one of my favorite summertime beverages, I decided to give it a shot with blueberries instead.

As it turns out, blueberries work just as well as strawberries in lemonade. It’s cool and refreshing and yet the fruit keeps it from being too tart. By making a blueberry lemon puree in the blender there’s no need to make a simple syrup first, and the resulting puree will keep for a while in your fridge. Once you’ve made the puree, you just mix it with still water, sparkling water, ice tea, or the spirit of your choice to make an awesome cocktail. Head over to PBS Food to get the full recipe.

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  • Brian @ A Thought For Food

    Ahhhhhh…. summer. Can’t wait to sip one of these this weekend!

  • Katarina

    Looks so refreshing!

  • Sayeed @ Immediate Care

    You had me at lemonade. I just did this with raspberries… Fantastic. 

  • Creamcheesewonton

    Going to make this for a family picnic tomorrow!

  • IGredux

    seeing how we always have overflowing jugs full of wild washington blackberries each year, i cannot believe the only beverage-type of yummy that has come out of my kitchen is a smoothie.  this year will be different.  excited about it.  :-)  thank you, marc!

  • Creamcheesewonton

    This is a keeper. I used sparking water and it made a lovely pink foam that I spooned on top of each glass. Thank you!

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