Blueberry Lemonade

I know, I know, summer is over. It’s sad. But if you want to take yourself right back to summertime, just make this blueberry lemonade. Remember when I went through that huge blueberry kick? Well, Hubby and I had picked 15 pounds of blueberries, so I was finding ways to use them left and right. I froze about half of them, so I will be making blueberry treats all year.

I just added some frozen blueberries to some freshly squeezed lemonade. As they defrosted in the lemonade, I muddled them a bit to bring out their flavor. I love the resulting color! How pretty and PINK is that?

I have to confess, that I served the blueberry lemonade with some blueberry infused vodka. To make the vodka, mixed vodka with some smashed blueberries and let them hang out together in the fridge overnight.

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Blueberry Lemonade

Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients:

For the simple syrup
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar

3/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (from about 5 lemons)
1 1/2 cups water

1/2 cup frozen blueberries

Directions:

First, prepare the simple syrup by heating the sugar and water over medium heat just until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.

Pour lemon juice into a small pitcher and add 1 1/2 cups water.

Pour the simple syrup into the pitcher and stir.

Taste for sweeteness/tartness and add additional sugar or water, if desired.

Add frozen blueberries. Allow to set for a few minutes to allow blueberries to defrost. After about 5 minutes, use the back of a fork to mash up some of the blueberries in the pitcher.

Add ice to individual glasses and serve.

Recipe adapted from Confections of a Foodie Bride

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4 Responses to “Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry frosting”

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    Joelen — July 17, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    Looks awesome and a great way to use up berries! Now where are those champagne cupcakes?!

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    Jen — July 18, 2008 at 2:54 am

    Haha. They’re coming soon 🙂

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    giz — July 19, 2008 at 2:29 am

    The frosting looks so smooth and is calling my name. The inside of the cupcake with the lovely fleks of strawberry – definitely calling my name.

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    Melissa — December 17, 2008 at 12:58 am

    They sound good, I think I’ll have to try them. 🙂

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