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The Perfect Blueberry Mint Lemonade
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The Perfect Blueberry Mint Lemonade

Summer is here!  Kids are out of school, the sun is shining and the beach is waiting.  It's the perfect season for lemonade.  Instead of drinking concentrated lemonade or yucky powdered mixes, think of squeezing your own.  As well, get creative and add an array of fruit and herbs that intensify the flavor and add beautiful hues of colors.  Try strawberries or watermelon with basil.  Peach and fresh lemon thyme make a beautiful combination too.

Although this lemonade is made with blueberry and mint, you can use the same proportions and techniques to add any fruit or herbs.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • ¾ cup superfine sugar
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/3 cup fresh mint

Directions:

  1. Juice the lemons/limes and transfer to a large pitcher.
  2. Add sugar and water and stir until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Add the blueberries and mint.
  4. Using an immersion blender, blend the mixture for about 20 seconds until the mixture turns pinkish and the mint is finely chopped.
  5. Strain out the pulp and serve over ice.

Serves 6

*Image courtesy Flickr creative commons.

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  1. Veganara
    Veganara
    Sounds delicious, vote no 2!
  2. Roopam
    great for summer...voted!
  3. BuddhasDelight
    BuddhasDelight
    yum. i am a huge lemonade fan... voted! ;)
  4. Carolyn
    Carolyn
    Vote #5 Virtually Homemade!
  5. Still Mind
    Still Mind
    Luckily I just got some blueberries today, and I'm growing mint in the garden, so I can get to drinking right away :-) Voted!
    1. Virtually Homemade
      Virtually Homemade
      You will love it - flavor is amazing. You can use stevia instead of sugar as well!
  6. pftsusan
    pftsusan
    Voted. I awt to try this one. Looks good.
  7. BuddhasDelight
    BuddhasDelight
    congrats on top posts! i am thinking of making your lemonade for our fourth of july party. :))
    1. Virtually Homemade
      Virtually Homemade
      I hope you make it! It has such great flavor and all the benefits of lemons, blueberries and mint.
  8. Carolyn
    Carolyn
    Congrats on making Top Posts!
  9. SnakeWitch
    Yay for lemonade! I always loved it, and when we add other flavours, it only makes it much more interesting!

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