Thursday, June 26, 2014

Blueberry [mint] Lemonade

This lemonade is so light and refreshing on top of looking like so much more work than it actually was! Unfortunately, after traveling to 2 different supermarkets (eff you Food Basics and ShopRite), I was unable to locate fresh mint. What makes this even more frustrating is that up until the moment that I needed it, we had wild mint growing in the backyard. Either my next door or upstairs neighbor trimmed it all back and I wanted to scream!

The moral of my story is that I highly recommend adding fresh mint to your lemonade if you can locate it in your area of the world (you're SOL if you live in Northern NJ). Also, I meant to say that this lemonade would be perfect for upcoming 4th of July celebrations! Just add vodka to take this right into cocktail mode!

If you have any leftover blueberries, drop them into an ice tray to freeze for later, these are perfect for spicing up water, seltzer, mojitos, prosecco, or Sprite!

Blueberry Mint Lemonade

8 Cups of water
2 Cups of fresh squeezed lemon juice (feel free to use bottled lemon juice)
1.5 Cups of Powdered Sugar (dissolves nicely into your water)
1.5 Cups of whole blueberries
2 whole lemons (sliced for garnish)
1 cup of whole mint leaves
Vodka (For those of you that want a little kick to your lemonade)

  • Mix water, lemon juice, and powdered sugar-stir to dissolve sugar completely.
  • Add blueberries, mint, and sliced lemons.
  • Allow lemonade to sit for as long as possible to ensure all flavors meld together.
  • {Optional} Add Vodka to taste.

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