I love this simple blueberry lemonade recipe. I buy a lot of blueberries during the summer and freeze them for use later. This cool and refreshing drink makes perfect use of my blueberries!
This drink takes the popular summer lemonade and takes it to the next level by adding blueberries. It’s just the perfect thing for the dry hot summer we are having here in Vancouver. I love lemonade and knew that the addition of one of my favorite berries would be a huge bonus.
In the recipe, the blueberries are added to sugar and water and then boiled to make a blueberry syrup. It’s boiled until the mixture turns into a purple color. Then, the blueberry syrup is mixed in with the lemon juice and water to yield this bright, cool, sweet and sour blueberry lemonade.
- 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1 cup sugar
- 5 cups water ,divided
- 1 cup lemon juice ,about 4 large lemons
- Ice for serving
In a medium saucepan set over medium high heat, combine the blueberries, sugar and 1 cup water. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Continue cooking until the mixture turns purple and blueberries are soft, about 10 minutes. Allow to cool to room temperature.
In a pitcher, combine together the blueberries/sugar mixture, lemon juice and remaining 5 cups water. Stir well.
Fill glasses with ice and then pour the blueberry lemonade into the glasses, scooping some of the soften blueberries.