Blueberry Lemonade

Blueberry Lemonade

1 cup of fresh
squeezed lemon juice
1 cup fresh blue berries
6 cups of water
3 cups of sugar
a small handful of mint
from the garden

 

Place all ingredients in a stock pot on medium low heat.  Give it a stir so you know what the sugar feels like in the bottom of the pan.  After 20 minutes give it another stir and make sure all the sugar have been mixed smoothly into the water and no granules are left. 

Let it sit for another 10 minutes and then place it in the blender with the lid off, but cover with a towel. This will prevent the combustion of steam from blowing off the lid and blueberries going everywhere! Blend on low in small batches and let it chill in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. If necessary, you can always add more sugar or more lemon juice however, the flavors will blend together nicely after a couple hours.

If you don’t like pulp, strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer. I love pulp, but if you are dinning with your friends or trying to have a nice dinner/cocktail party, the pulp will get stuck in your teeth and will not make for a nice photo opportunity–or will it?  For a grown up version, infuse with your favorite vodka, garnish with a mint sprig, fresh blueberries and a strawberry for color. enjoy!