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Sparkling Blueberry Lemonade

Blueberry Lemonade

Happy 4th of July!!!  Hope you have a wonderful day with family and friends celebrating this wonderful country that we live in. I wanted to remind you of a bake sale I am doing to help raise money for the Colorado Wildfires.  Please check it out, and help spread the word.

Blueberry Lemonade

Today we are doing another Holiday Recipe Club to help celebrate.  Our challenge this time was either blueberries, whipped cream, or barbeque sauce.  I could think of many delicious things to make with all of the ingredients, it was really hard to narrow it down.  Finally I decided on a drink.  I have been kind of obsessed with different drinks this summer.  There has been this, this, this, and this.

Blueberry Lemonade

I made this a non-alcoholic drink, but you could easily add in some vodka and turn it into an adult version.  It comes together in 5 minutes, so add it to your afternoon get together.  I found these Ocean Spray Sparkling fruit drinks, and used that in place of blueberry juice.  They were great on their own, but combining it with the lemon juice made it amazing!  Even my 7 year old couldn’t stop drinking this lemonade.

I did make cute little star shaped ice cubes with blueberries frozen in them, but you can’t see them in the picture :(  Even if you don’t have star shapes, it is a fun and pretty way to add blueberries to the drink.

Happy 4th of July!


Sparkling Blueberry Lemonade
 
Serves: 6
Prep time:
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A twist on your classic lemonade. Blueberry juice, and seltzer water make for a fun version. Add vodka and you have a drink perfect for an adult party!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 can Ocean Spray Sparkling Blueberry Pomegranate
  • 1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice (about 8 lemons)
  • 3 cups Seltzer Water (I used Segrams Blackberry Raspberry flavor)
  • Fresh Blueberries
Instructions
  1. In a small sauce pan over medium-low heat, combine the water and the sugar. Stir until the sugar has dissolved. Let simmer for about 10 minutes, until it thickens slightly. Pour in a cup, and let chill.
  2. Once the sugar has chilled in a pitcher combine the lemon juice, seltzer water, and the blueberry juice. Add in the simple syrup to taste. You will use most of it, but if you like it tart, start with less. Serve over ice, with fresh blueberries for garnish.
Notes
Adapted from Eat, Live, Run

Sparkling Blueberry Lemonade {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

 

 

Comments

  1. Happy 4th July! This looks like a wonderful drink to cool down with!

  2. Happy 4th of July!! Hope a great one sipping on this great cool drink. :)

  3. Oooh, this looks and sounds so delicious! I’ve been itching to try those Ocean Spray drinks and now I have an excuse to pick some up!

  4. This sounds fabulous and so refreshing! Perfect for the 4th!

  5. I am in love with those Ocean Spray drinks. (The diet version is pretty darn good too.) What would happen if you used frozen blueberries for ice cubes? This is really beautiful.

  6. I love flavored lemonades. They are so refreshing and perfect for summer.

  7. what a great idea and utterly delicious! Perfect for any day in the summer!

    I’ve created patriotic oreos (dipped in white chocolate and approriately covered in funfetti)

    Laura x
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  8. This looks so refreshing, Erin! Love the blueberries with the sparkling pom. Have a Happy 4th!

  9. This looks so incredibly refreshing! Can’t wait to make this for today! Happy 4th! :)

  10. Perfect for July 4th! Have a wonderful holiday with your family Erin!

  11. How cute to be in mason jars! The flavors sound great.

  12. What a perfect summer drink and so wonderful for the hot temperatures today on this 4th of July holiday! Good luck with your sale!

  13. This looks so perfect & refreshing for a hot, muggy 4th!

  14. love this lemonade, flavored lemonades are a favorite drink at our house! Happy 4th of July :)

  15. This looks so perfect! happy 4th!

  16. Erin…this looks so good and what a pretty color! A perfect way to beat this summer heat! I love the idea of freezing blueberries in your ice cubes! And this holiday recipe club sounds fun! I’ll have to look into it! Hope you had a great 4TH! : )

  17. Erin, your dink looks so refreshing and beautiful! I have to make this tomorrow!!!

  18. I have been wating to try those! This looks summery and fun!

  19. How refreshing Erin! It’s so perfect for the hot summer days!

  20. It is definitely sparkling my friend, gorgeous :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  21. Mmmmm, I could go for a refreshing lemonade right now. Lovely photos too! Can’t wait for the bake sale! =]

  22. So refreshing and pretty! Hope you had a wonderful 4th;-)

  23. I need to be more obsessed with drinks this summer! You’ve had some seriously awesome options, and this one is definitely one of my favorites!

  24. Great recipe Erin. Nothing better than a tasty drink on a hot day.

    I’ll help spread the word. One more day and I’ll be free as a bird for 3 days before the next visitors arrive.

  25. Yum! I love these flavors (and I would totally go for the adult version!)

  26. Wow, this lemonade looks refreshing and delicious. I hope you had an amazing 4th!

  27. I typically only drink water, milk and coffee. So boring! There have been so many pretty drinks lately though I need to break out. This one is so pretty! Even if I wasn’t drinking it I would be happy just to carry it around as an accessory!

  28. we’re in the midst of a heatwave here in Toronto, so this is looking really goooooooood!! I’m so thirsty…!

  29. So refreshing! Hope you had a wonderful 4th!

  30. Seriously could our timing be any better – I just made a Lavender Blueberry Lemonade last week for Cocktail Week! Great minds totally think alike.

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