Blueberry Lemonade

Lemonade sweetened with blueberry simple syrup. This blueberry lemonade is so refreshing and one of my new summer favorites.

Blueberry Lemonade  | Cooking with a Wallflower

Another half week has gone by and it’s already the middle of July. Time seems to slip by so fast lately. I’m not sure if it’s because I have so much planned during the weekends this summer or if it’s like that for everyone else. Do you feel like summer is passing by so fast?

Blueberry Lemonade  | Cooking with a Wallflower

This upcoming weekend, we’re having a little summer gathering for my cousin who is moving to Southern California in just a few weeks. I’m also scheduled to have a foodie day with her so follow on Instagram for those pics next week. The weekend after, I’m headed to the Sacramento State Fair. I already know I’m going to melt from the heat! Lol. And the weekend after that, the NorCal Night Market, which I am sooo excited for! I mean, around 100 vendors in one place? Who wouldn’t be?

I’m kinda sorta excited for the rest of summer. What do you have planned?

Blueberry Lemonade  | Cooking with a Wallflower

Anyways, warm summer days mean that I need a cold glass of refreshing lemonade in my hand. Or maybe iced tea. Either one would do. Which do you prefer: lemonade or iced tea? Or both?

Blueberry Lemonade  | Cooking with a Wallflower

The thing about lemonade is that there’s so many ways to spruce it up. Sometimes you can add strawberries, or mint, or both, or add watermelon or pomegranate juice. So many different ways to take a classic drink to the next level.

Blueberry Lemonade  | Cooking with a Wallflower

In a small pot, add fresh blueberries, water, and granulated sugar. Cook the blueberries for about 10-15 minutes until the blueberries have broken down and start to thicken. Let the blueberry simple syrup sit for a few minutes to thicken.

Add freshly squeezed lemon juice in a large jar. Pour in water and mix until combined. Add blueberry simple syrup to taste. Divide the blueberry lemonade into two small glasses. Top with crushed ice.

Serve the blueberry lemonade cold.

Enjoy!

Blueberry Lemonade  | Cooking with a Wallflower

Blueberry Lemonade
 
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Lemonade sweetened with blueberry simple syrup. This blueberry lemonade is so refreshing and one of my new summer favorites.
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Recipe type: Beverage
Serves: 2 servings
Ingredients
Blueberry Simple Syrup
  • 6 ounces blueberries
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 3 teaspoons granulated sugar
Lemonade
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 tablespoons blueberry simple syrup, more to taste
  • crushed ice
  • mint for garnish
Directions:
  1. In a small pot, add fresh blueberries, water, and granulated sugar. Cook the blueberries for about 10-15 minutes until the blueberries have broken down and start to thicken. Let the blueberry simple syrup sit for a few minutes to thicken.
  2. Add freshly squeezed lemon juice in a large jar. Pour in water and mix until combined. Add blueberry simple syrup to taste. Divide the blueberry lemonade into two small glasses. Top with crushed ice.
  3. Serve the blueberry lemonade cold and garnished with mint.

 

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