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What is more refreshing than a big glass ice-cold lemonade on a hot day? Sparkling Blueberry Lemonade made from scratch. Great for a summer party!
Got some fresh blueberries? You really don’t need a lot more. Some (sparkling) water and sugar. And lemons. Just four ingredients and a few minutes in the kitchen and you end up with delicious bubbly summer drinks.
Soooo good. And so quick and easy to make!
Summer is here and so are the summer holidays with lots of outdoor entertaining. Get yourself a pitcher and fill it up with a batch of sparkling homemade blueberry lemonade. The perfect combination of sweet and tart.
Are you party planning and looking for things to make ahead? This is ideal to put on the list. Make the lemonade the day before and store in the fridge. It will be nice and cold when the party starts.
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Start with a simple syrup
Making a simple syrup is the start. In this case a blueberry simple syrup. Sounds fancy, but don’t fear. It’s called simple for a reason.
What it just means is heating equal parts granulated sugar and water until the sugar dissolves.
You see? Simple.
For the blueberry lemonade you would add in the berries when making the simple syrup.
How Sweet or Tart
Do you like your lemonade sweet or maybe a little tart? With
You can make it exactly the way you want it. Taste try the lemonade. Does it need to be sweeter? Add some sugar. Want it a bit more tart? Add a little extra lemon juice. And you can fix lemonade that came out too sweet, by adding some more (sparkling) water.
- 2 cups fresh blueberries
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup water
- 2/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 6 cups sparkling water or club soda
- To make the simple blueberry syrup, combine fresh blueberries, sugar, and water in a saucepan over low heat.
- Bring to a boil, then simmer until sugar has dissolved and the blueberries are starting to burst. Stir occasionally.
- Remove from heat and strain the syrup mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a large pitcher. Use the back of a spoon to press all the liquid through. Discard the blueberry pulp.
- Add the lemon juice to the syrup. Stir and let cool to room temperature..
- Top off with sparkling water and stir to combine.
- Taste test for sweet- and tartness. Make adjustments as needed.
- Chill overnight or pour over ice.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 121 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 9mg Carbohydrates: 32g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 29g Protein: 0g