Nothing hits the spot on a scorching hot day like an ice-cold glass of lemonade. In this take on a summertime classic, syrup made from sweet, juicy blueberries, is combined with the tang of fresh lemon juice. Delicious. Refreshing. Simply blue-tiful!
Finn’s Blueberry Lemonade
1 cup fresh blueberries
½ cup sugar
¾ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
6 cups water
Fresh mint and additional blueberries for garnishing
Combine sugar with 1 cup of the water in a medium sized saucepan. Heat over medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves.
Add blueberries and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until blueberries start to break down, about 5 minutes.
Strain blueberry mixture through a fine sieve, into a bowl or a large liquid measuring cup. Allow syrup to cool.
In a large pitcher, combine blueberry syrup, lemon juice and the remaining 5 cups of water. Refrigerate until cold.
Add ice to glass. Top with lemonade. Garnish with a few blueberries and a sprig of mint.
Fuzzy Finn: Add shots of vodka, to taste, to lemonade.
Fizzy Finn: Replace water with seltzer.