Blueberry Mint Lemonade – freshly squeezed lemonade with a homemade blueberry mint simple syrup recipe.
Hello there! Today I am sharing a recipe for Blueberry Mint Lemonade. This sweet and tart made from scratch recipe kicks up the flavor of traditional lemonade. We love summer because the days are longer and we get to spend time outside if it’s not too hot. Recently it has been overwhelmingly warm here in Southern Illinois. A nice cold drink is good for the soul and to beat the heat.
Some of my family’s favorite things about summer are cool refreshing drinks and fruit from the local farms. Blueberries were in season in July where we live. I like to pick blueberries and freeze them so I have them on hand later in the year when I need them. I thought I would marry the blueberries and lemons together to create a delicious blueberry mint lemonade recipe.
I love the flavor combination of blueberries and lemon. I think those berries and citrus go so well together. Last year I made an all natural lemon blueberry chia jam that was really good. So, this year I decided to make lemonade using freshly squeezed lemons and a blueberry mint simple syrup. Y’all, this lemonade recipe is to die for! It’s not too tangy, not too sweet, it is just right. I mean, how could you go wrong with such a beautiful drink?!
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen, thawed
- 1 hand full of mint leaves
- 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 5 cups sparkling water
- blueberry mint simple syrup
- Start by making the blueberry mint simple syrup by combining the granulated sugar and water in a medium sauce pan over medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Add the blueberries and mint leaves and bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until blueberries have broken down and release juices, approximately 3 to 4 minutes. Remove sauce pan from heat and let cool. Strain the blueberry mint simple syrup through a cheesecloth or fine sieve.
- In a large pitcher, stir together freshly squeezed lemon juice, sparkling water and blueberry mint simple syrup. Place in the refrigerator to chill.
- Serve over ice and garnish with blueberries, lemon slices and mint leaves, if desired. *I like to freeze blueberries, that way they stay cold longer.
*This post was orignally shared on IHeartNaptime.com
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