This Blueberry Lemonade is sweet, tangy, and made with fresh blueberries and ripe lemons. It’s the perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day!
The sun is shining, the humidity is blasting, and I’m holed up in the air conditioning. I love the heat and will gladly take it over the freezing cold weather and snow any day of the week, but the humidity is what gets to me. We normally have blazing hot summers in Chicago, but this year it’s been a little unpredictable. Rainy and cool, followed by a 90 degree day and 200% humidity.
And when I walk outside and am blasted with hot air that makes me feel all sticky and gross, I have to remind myself that this is is way better than sub zero temps. Yes, yes it is.
So when I’m ready to cool off in the air conditioning, I usually reach for a Diet Cherry Dr. Pepper to quench my thirst. Sounds weird, right? Most people reach for water, or if you’re the hubster, reach for milk. Now that’s even more strange!
But anyways, pop is what I always crave whenever I’m really thirsty.
And I hardly ever drink pop, either. I actually grew up drinking pop but stopped about eight years ago and now only drink water (and coffee, tea, and the occasional adult beverage). But when I’m really thirsty, water just doesn’t cut it.
And even though it’s diet pop, it’s still not the healthiest. So I decided to that I wanted to make a drink that would scream summer and taste delicious, too. And that’s where this Blueberry Lemonade comes in. This drink is sweet, tangy, and made with fresh blueberries and ripe lemons. It’s the perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day.
If you love freshly squeezed lemonade, then you’ll adore this sweet and tasty Blueberry Lemonade.
It’s made with a simple blueberry syrup and combined with a mixture of lemon juice, water, and sugar. With just four ingredients, you can’t go wrong with this refreshing drink.
One sip of this Blueberry Lemonade and I was officially a lemonade-convert.
The sweet blueberries, combined with the tart lemons produce a flavor that is irresistibly delicious. And because you can control the amount of sugar that goes in this drink, you can feel good about serving this at parties or keeping it all to yourself.
Looking for more drink ideas? I’ve got you covered!
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 1 cup water
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice juice from about 6-7 lemons
- 5 cups water
- 1 cup blueberry syrup
- In a small saucepan, combine the blueberries, water, and sugar. Stir until the sugar is dissolved and bring to a boil. Boil the mixture for about 5-7 minutes , or until the blueberries break down.
- Remove from heat and let cool completely. Strain the blueberries through a sieve to remove any chunks. Refrigerate until chilled.
- To make the lemonade, stir together the lemon juice, water, and chilled blueberry syrup. Serve over ice or refrigerate until ready to serve.