CT LIVE!: Homemade Blueberry Lemonade

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For the Lemonade Base;

  • 1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice about 6 large lemons
  • 3 cups of cold water
  • 1 cup plus more to taste blueberry simple syrup

For the Blueberry Simple Syrup;

  • 1/2 cup of fresh blueberries you can also substitute strawberries or cherries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water


To Make the Blueberry Simple Syrup;

  • Combine the blueberries, water, and sugar into medium sized saucepan and place of medium-high heat. Stir occasionally to dissolve the sugar.
  • Bring to a low boil. Let cook for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Once cooked, remove from the heat. Using a potato masher, gently press the fruit to release the juices. Let cool slightly.
  • Using a fine mesh sieve and rubber spatula, strain the syrup into a large bowl, and press down on the solids to release any extra juices. Discard the solids.
  • Pour the blueberry simple syrup into a glass jar with a tightly fitted lid. Chill.

To Make the Lemonade Base;

  • Juice the lemons and add to a large pitcher. Add in the 3 cups of water and stir.

To Make the Blueberry Lemonade;

  • Version #1 Add 1 cup (plus more to taste) of the blueberry simple syrup to the lemonade base and stir. Taste and adjust the sweetness. Add ice to the pitcher and enjoy!
  • Version #2 Using individual tall Collins glasses, add 2-3 tablespoons of the fruit syrup, and then fill the glass 3/4 full of ice.
  • Next, slowly pour the lemonade base. The drink will have this wonderful color gradient. Garnish with edible flowers and mint. Don’t forget to stir your drink before enjoying!
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