SPARKLING BLUEBERRY LEMONADE

Easy and delicious sparkling blueberry lemonade. The perfect cool down summer drink!

Ingredients
  • 2/3 cup white sugar (superfine is best)
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 and 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (~4-5 whole large lemons)
  • 2 cups ice cubes
  • 3 cups sparkling water or club soda (my favorite is sparkling lemon lime water)
Instructions
  1. Combine the sugar, water, blueberries, and lemon zest in a saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium heat and then simmer for 5-10 minutes or until the sugar is melted and blueberries are starting to burst.
  3. Remove from the heat and pass through a fine sieve. Let this blueberry syrup completely cool.
  4. Meanwhile, juice the lemons to get 1 cup lemon juice.
  5. In a large pitcher, add the blueberry syrup, lemon juice, and ice. Stir together.

  6. Stir in the sparkling water or club soda RIGHT before enjoying (don’t add sparkling water/club soda to anything you plan on having leftover)

  7. Enjoy immediately.
Recipe Notes

If you don’t plan on drinking this all in 1 day, keep the juice (blueberry syrup + lemon juice) separate from the sparking water. Add the two together as you want a cup of lemonade.

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