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blueberry lemonade

Blueberry Lemonade

Keep in mind that the longer the blueberry lemonade chills and melds, the darker the blue color becomes, so it may be worth waiting for. Plus, as it melds, the blueberries get mushy and soft and fall apart in the bottle of the pitcher for added flavor.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword blueberry, lemonade
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Author The Cowgirl Gourmet adapted this recipe from the August 2010 issue of Restaurant Hospitality

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups fresh blueberries divided, plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 4 cups water
  • Stevia liquid drops to taste
  • Lemon slices for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a glass measuring cup or bowl, combine 3/4 cup blueberries and 1 cup water. Microwave on high 1 minute.

  2. Pour this concoction into a blender and add the lemon juice, remaining 1/2 cup blueberries, the remaining 3 cups water and blend well. Pour blueberry lemonade into a container and add Stevia to taste. Refrigerate to chill thoroughly.

  3. Fill glasses with ice, pour the blueberry lemonade. Garnish each glass with a lemon slice, a few more blueberries and serve.