Nothing is more refreshing on a warm day than a tall, icy glass of homemade lemonade - but for a sweet surprise, make that a sparkling glass of Fresh Blueberry Lemonade! Summer's most refreshing beverage gets a simple and sweet makeover with blueberries – perfect for summertime sipping
My family loves fruit-flavored sweet teas and lemonades, but the prices are crazy for something so quick and easy to make at home!
I used to make my Blueberry Simple Syrup by adding fresh berries, which is good, but learned an incredible shortcut for making INTENSE blueberry lemonade. For those times when fresh blueberries are hard to find, you can easily and quickly replace the fresh berries with a jar of blueberry preserves and have even more blueberry flavor. Seriously good, but when Bonne Maman came out with their Intense Blueberry Fruit Spread, it took this to a new level of flavor! Intensely fresh, intensely fresh blueberry!
WHAT EXACTLY IS SIMPLE SYRUP?
Simple Syrup is made of only two ingredients in equal portions - sugar and water. The mixture is heated until the sugar dissolves, creating a very simple syrup that you can add whatever flavor you want to. For a crystal clear simple syrup, you can strain it to remove any chunks of blueberry - it will still have that beautiful purple-blue hue.
But seriously, I don't bother to strain this beautiful Blueberry Simple Syrup at all. Those little pieces of blueberry add character and FUN to this summertime treat. Put a few blueberries on a bamboo pick and everyone will be stirring this like crazy.
BLUEBERRY VODKA LEMONADE ANYONE?
For a seriously wonderful adult beverage, add your favorite blueberry vodka. Float fresh blueberries and lemon slices, and all is well with the world...sip after beautiful blue sip.
Cheers to you my friend!
MORE BLUEBERRY LEMONADE SERVING IDEAS:
1-1/2 cups fresh lemon juice (about 7 lemons or 2 pounds)
8 cups cold water
Blueberry Simple Syrup:
1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
1 cup water
2 cups fresh blueberries
For Intense Blueberry Flavor:
1 jar (8.2 oz.) Bonne Maman Intense Blueberry Fruit Spread
Fresh Blueberries and Fresh Lemon Slices
HOW I MAKE THIS:
Originally posted May 2019, updated August 2021.
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