Happy Friday everyone hope you are looking forward to the weekend. Now with warm weather we need to enjoy a variety of cool refreshing drinks so let’s start with lemonade but with a twist! This recipe calls for blueberry but if you see notes you can do other berries so maybe a new combo a week? Thanks http://www.iheartnaptime for the cool recipe we will be enjoying all summer long:
4-5 cups cold water, divided.
2 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen (thawed)
1 cup (about 6 lemons) freshly squeezed lemon juice, more to taste
¾ cup granulated sugar, more to taste
In a blender, combine the blueberries and 1 cup of water. Blend for about 30 seconds, or until the blueberries are pureed.
Strain the blueberry puree through a fine mesh strainer into a large pitcher. You may need to strain the mixture twice if it is thick.
Add the remaining water, freshly squeezed lemon juice and sugar to the pitcher. Taste and add more sugar and water if desired. Place in the refrigerator to chill.
Serve over ice and garnish with blueberries, lemon slices and mint leaves, if desired.
Variations: You can swap blackberries, raspberries or strawberries to make a berry lemonade.
For serving: frozen blueberries, lemon slices, mint leaves