Blueberry Lemonade

Made with an easy blueberry simple syrup, this lemonade is so refreshing, sweet and tangy. It’s the perfect way to cool down on a hot day!

Blueberry Lemonade - Made with an easy blueberry syrup, this lemonade is so refreshing, sweet and tangy! It's the perfect way to cool down on a hot day!

I’ve been blessed to live in California for the last 14 years, leaving me to eat blueberries all year long. But when I saw the huge buy-one-get-one-free blueberry sale at my local grocery store, I stocked up on 6 pounds of blueberries. I may have been overjoyed and way too ambitious thinking that I could eat all of it.

Blueberry Lemonade - Made with an easy blueberry syrup, this lemonade is so refreshing, sweet and tangy! It's the perfect way to cool down on a hot day!

So when life gives you blueberries, well, you make blueberry lemonade.

Blueberry Lemonade - Made with an easy blueberry syrup, this lemonade is so refreshing, sweet and tangy! It's the perfect way to cool down on a hot day!

It’s definitely an unconventional lemonade but after making strawberry lemonade and raspberry peach lemonade, I just wanted to try something really different.

Blueberry Lemonade - Made with an easy blueberry syrup, this lemonade is so refreshing, sweet and tangy! It's the perfect way to cool down on a hot day!

And boy, was I in for a treat. With a simple homemade blueberry syrup, this drink could not get any easier. It’s wonderfully fruity and sweet from the plump juicy blueberries with just enough of a tart kick. And it’s really the perfect way to cool down on a hot day. Plus, if you’re anything like me, well, you’ll sneak in some vodka for an adult-style lemonade!

Blueberry Lemonade

Prep Time 20 minutes

Cook Time 5 minutes

Total Time 25 minutes

Yield 6 servings

Blueberry Lemonade

Made with an easy blueberry simple syrup, this lemonade is so refreshing, sweet and tangy. It's the perfect way to cool down on a hot day!

Ingredients

Instructions

  • To make the blueberry simple syrup, combine sugar and 1 cup water in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Stir in blueberries and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until blueberries have broken down, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Strain blueberry mixture through a cheesecloth or fine sieve; let cool.
  • In a large pitcher, whisk together blueberry simple syrup, lemon juice and 5 cups water. Place in the refrigerator until chilled.
  • Serve over ice and blueberries, if desired.

Notes

Adapted from Eat. Drink. Love.

http://damndelicious.net/2014/05/07/blueberry-lemonade/

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Imperial Sugar. All opinions expressed are my own.