Friday, March 11, 2011

Blueberry Mint Lemonade

With warm weather struggling to break up the snow and ice (or fog, depending on what part of the country you live in), I couldn't imagine anything more delicious on a Friday afternoon than a tall, cold glass of lemonade. Add blueberries for sweetness and mint for a bit of excitement and you'll have warm weather, if only in a glass!

Blueberry Mint Lemonade
1 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice
3/4 cup superfine sugar
4 cups water
1 cup fresh blueberries, stems removed
1/3 cup fresh mint
Juice lemons into a large pitcher; add sugar and water, then stir to combine and dissolve. Add blueberries and mint, then serve.

Notes: The longer you let this lemonade stand, the more the flavors will mix and mingle. Whip up this easy recipe in the morning and it will be perfect with lunch!
Missing your Friday night cocktail? Just add a ounce or two of vodka to each glass, then stir!

Photo by Pretty Light Blog, Recipe adapted from What's Gaby Cooking.

37 comments:

  1. Now that looks delish! Bring on the warm weather!

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  2. This will definitely be served at our next summer party! Thanks for sharing and have a lovely weekend! x

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  3. Now you're speaking my language!! How beautiful too!! Will definitely be making on our pilgrimage to Vermont this summer with fresh picked blueberries!!

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  4. You have me longing for summer now, and a chance to serve these!

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  5. What a bizarre combo but it sounds good!

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  6. oh man, that looks freakin' refreshing! last night isaiah and i had mojitos and caipirinhas, have you had one? flippin' delicious, try it.

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  7. mojitos + blueberries + lemonaide just happen to be a few of my favorite things! what a lovely combo :) happy friday! xoxo jcd :: cornflake dreams

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  8. Oh yum, that sounds fantastic! And I bet the perfect cooler for a hot summer day :)

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  9. Lemonade is my favourite!!! Although I'm feeling more like a cozy tea than a refreshing lemonade on this rainy day we're having where I am...but I will definitely be keeping this in mind for the warmer days ahead!

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  10. this looks and sounds delicious!!

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  11. oooh i'm a lemonade fiend. definitely saving this recipe for warmer weather!

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  12. I adore lemonade! And with blueberries in it ~ over the moon. I love a drink that you can have in the afternoon, and then as the evening sets in you can add a splash of vodka to and have it as a cocktail!! Simply fabulous.

    xoxo
    kristi

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  13. Yum yum YUM!! You always have the best drink recipes!

    Have a great weekend!

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  14. that looks so refreshing...bring on the warmer weather

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  15. Oh yum! So pretty and refreshing. I would throw a party just to serve this wonderful concoction. Bookmarked!

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  16. Amazing drink!

    LOVE minnja

    http://minnja.blogspot.com/

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  17. This not only sounds really good it looks really pretty!

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  18. I can't wait for the weather to be nice enough for outdoor parties and sipping lemonade.

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  19. mm yummy!

    I loved your comment on my body image post. that is such a difficult thing to go through, but unfortunately it is becoming more and more common for women and young girls to find themselves in that same position. It is sad that media continues to spread such a poisonus message, and women still continue to eat it up and see that as the norm. I don't think I'll ever meet any women who thinks the media is portraying a healthy and beautiful image of women - and yet, everyone is still so intrigued by it and let's it run their lives! If only we could turn it all around...I'd love to see celebs and other people in the spotlight for how they truly are, curves and all! Anyway, hearing your story was great and I really respect the things you have dealt with and hope you are able to say you are strong and happy with yourself today! You are beautiful and lovely!

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  20. oh wow this looks SO good! i love the blue + yellow combo. i'm def the type to sneak a little vodka in ;)

    have a great weekend!

    xo.ashley

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  21. oh yumm! I have a box of blueberries in the fridge just waiting for this! You're the only one who noticed the new banner! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!! xo

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  22. I love the colors, looks so refreshing!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  23. i'll take one with a shot of vodka :) This drinks sounds yummy and its pretty, thats a double whammy

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  24. Looks yummy -- and the colors are amazing. xo style, she wrote

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  25. oh, wow...this looks like the most refreshing beverage EVER! i'm definitely going to try this. and the vodka is a nice touch for a bit of a "kick".

    have an awesome weekend!

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  26. Oh now this is something I could drink over and over again. What a pretty looking drink too; I love how the blueberries look floating in the glass :) So lovely!

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  27. i'm suddenly craving spring! so lovely.

    xo Alison

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  28. Sounds absolutely delicious - saving this one for sure!

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  29. YUM. whoever thought to add blueberries to mint lemonade? brilliant.

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  30. this recipe is a keeper for the summer and actually any time in Miami... have a great weekend my dear!

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  31. What a great combo.... gonna have to try this soon!! Thanks for sharing!

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  32. have never thought to put blueberries in lemonade. great idea!

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  33. This looks lovely. I can't wait for summertime!

    - Sarah
    http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com/

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  34. i would absolutely love some of this!!!

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  35. This looks so refreshing, perfect for a hot summer's day!

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