On this horribly hot and humid day, I thought it best to re-post this refreshing, thirst-quenching recipe for Finn’s Blueberry Lemonade.  It’s very easy to whip up a batch or two to keep in the fridge, or serve guests. It’s a real crowd pleaser!

Enjoy and stay cool! Happy 4th!

Love, Nora


Finn’s Blueberry Lemonade

Recipe NotesServes 4 to 6.


½ cup sugar

1 cup fresh blueberries

¾ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 cup plus 5 cups water



Combine the sugar and 1 cup of the water in a saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Add the blueberries and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until blueberries are cooked down, about 5 minutes.

Strain the blueberry mixture through a fine mesh sieve and let the syrup cool.

In a large pitcher, stir together the blueberry syrup, the lemon juice, and 5 cups water. Refrigerate.

Serve in tall glasses over ice with a few blueberries and a sprig of mint for garnish.

Note: for a Fizzy Finn, mix the syrup and lemon juice with seltzer instead of water. (And for a Fuzzy Finn, add vodka!)


  1. Nan, Odessa, DE on July 4, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    What are the glasses you are using in the pics? Happy 4th to you and yours.

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  2. Miss Kitty on July 4, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    I live in the Deep South where the summer is steamy, and the blueberries are plentiful.
    This is a wonderful departure from sweet tea, and so refreshing. It also makes a festive libation.

  3. Suzie on July 5, 2018 at 10:04 pm

    I made this today – and it was exceptionally delicious. I will definitely Makebit again.

    Collinsville, MS

  4. Gretchen on July 17, 2018 at 7:42 pm

    The glasses are La Rochere bee glasses. You can get them online all over the place! Check around for the best price! Cheers:)

  5. The Furnshop on July 27, 2018 at 2:27 am

    This looks very refreshing. I liked this finn’s blueberry lemonade recipe. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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