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Homemade Blueberry Lemonade

Thu, Jul 15, 2010

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Homemade Blueberry Lemonade

Homemade Blueberry Lemonade

Homemade Blueberry Lemonade

Homemade Blueberry Lemonade

Homemade Blueberry Lemonade

Homemade Blueberry Lemonade

This rendition of homemade lemonade is tart but you can add more sugar to taste.  The splash of blueberry purée is a perfect balance to the tartness of the lemon.  (You can also add another fruit purée of your choice, such as strawberries and/or raspberries for homemade strawberry-raspberry lemonade).

Homemade Blueberry Lemonade
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Serves: 1+
 
The splash of blueberry purée is a perfect balance to the tartness of the lemon in this homemade lemonade.
Ingredients
Simple Sugar Syrup
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup sugar
Blueberry Lemonade
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 - 1½ lemons
  • ¼ cup water
  • Simple syrup or sugar, to taste
Instructions
Simple Sugar Syrup
  1. Mix 1 cup water and ½ cup sugar in a small saucepan over low-medium heat.
  2. Heat the mixture, stirring constantly, until the sugar dissolves and the liquid becomes clear.
  3. Let it cool and refrigerate it in a sealed container.
Blueberry Lemonade
  1. Make the blueberry purée by blending the blueberries until a thick liquid is formed.
  2. Add as little water as necessary to allow the fruit to blend.
  3. Store the purée in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
  4. Fill your serving cup with ice and then pour the ice into a martini shaker.
  5. Add the juice of 1 lemon, ¼ cup water, 2 Tbsp of the simple sugar syrup and 1-2 spoonfuls of blueberry purée. (In place of the simple syrup, you can substitute 1 Tbsp sugar.)
  6. Shake the drink well and add more simple sugar syrup or blueberry purée to taste.
  7. You can also stir the lemonade in a large pitcher, just be sure to mix it well.
  8. Pour the contents of the shaker, including the ice, into your serving glass.
  9. Garnish the glass with a lemon slice and add a few frozen blueberries to the lemonade.
  10. Serve the homemade lemonade chilled.

 

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