Friday, July 9, 2010
Our new favorite summer drink is Blueberry Lemonade. It's been a hit around here. And, I'll tell you a secret....as far as summer yum goes, this one is pretty healthy. It's also begging to be made into popsicles. Oh, and it's super easy.
2 pints blueberries
Enough water to just cover the blueberries
1 cup honey*
1 cup fresh lemon juice
1 quart cold water
Put blueberries in a pot and just cover with water. Bring to a rolling boil, and boil for 2 minutes. Place honey in a large bowl. Strain the berries into the bowl through a fine mesh strainer, mashing the berries to get all the juice. Set aside mashed berry leftovers.** Stir the hot berry juice and honey until the honey has dissolved. In a large pitcher, combine the fresh berry juice, honey, lemon juice, and a quart of cold water. Stir. Serve over ice, and enjoy!***
*I originally used agave nectar, but since then I've realized how highly processed it is. I got the idea to substitute honey, and oh, my is it good!
**You can add a touch of honey to the mashed berry goodness leftover and have a yummy blueberry jam of sorts.
***Warning: It is not advised to wear white while drinking this concoction. ;)
P.S. Excuse the background clutter. Renovations are still under way.
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