Simple Blueberry Lemonade

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

i think we can all agree that lemonade is a summer beverage. 
there's just something about the sizzle of hot days that call for it.
Joy the Baker posted THIS recipe last week and i was intrigued. 
problem was, i didn't have beets. i'm also pretty sure i don't like them. 
plus, i didn't want to grate anything. 
but i had blueberries.
problem solved.
sort of. 

see, i'd never made lemonade before. i kinda winged it.
but it turned out good, y'all. so refreshing and perfectly tart/sweet. 
i was totally shocked. my experiments don't usually have such positive results.

the best part?
it's easy to customize to your exact tastes.
don't like blueberries? use strawberries, peaches, pineapple; whatever you have on hand. 
want it tart? use less sugar. 
want it sweeter? use more sugar. 
see. easy.
plus it comes together quickly and couldn't be more simple.
i literally made this while i was unloading the dishwasher which we can all agree is about as mind-numbing a task as things get. 

1. i hand-squeezed the lemons over a mesh sieve to help keep seeds and pulp out of the lemon juice.
2. i added more sugar after it was all combined to suit our tastes. probably about 1/3 - 1/2 cup more (david likes things sweet). 
3. don't add ice to the pitcher. it will water down the lemonade. add ice to the glasses and then pour the lemonade over it. 

 this would make a great recipe for the 4th of July. 
Not only is is simple, but it's gorgeous. 
Seriously the color is stunning (and patriotic) so you'll totally look like a rockstar. 
now you can offer to bring something to that family bbq.
if you want to jazz it up add some frozen blueberries and lemon slices for a little extra pizzazz.

it's so good i'm having my 3rd glass.
seriously, make this.

Happy early 4th of July, friends! 
Hope you all have a safe and fun holiday.

1 comment:

  1. yummmm this looks so good! I love lemonade...hardly ever drink it. Next time I unload the dishwasher I will consider it. I am in need of something to bring to the family picnic, anyway...


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