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.
Don’t forget about my Power of Pink Challenge – make something PINK by the end of the month to raise Breast Cancer Awareness!
Yield: Serves 4
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
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