Ban boring lemonade from your table!
In just minutes, your lemonade can go from forgettable to fabulous with the addition of blueberries and mint.
All you do is muddle (or whirl for a few pulses in your food processor) some blueberries, throw in some mint and – you’re got WOW!
This technique requires a little time for flavors to mingle, but no time at all for boiling or stirring or making a simple syrup.
C’mon! Don’t you just love berry time of year?
- 1 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice ( about 4 lemons)
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- 3 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen
- ¼ cup diced mint leaves
- ½ cup sugar (or, the equivalent of your favorite sweetener) (add more to your taste, if desired)
- 6 cups cold water
- Place the lemon juice, lemon zest, blueberries in a food processor and pulse until blueberries are in small bits, about 5 pulses.
- Strain through a strainer. Save some of the bigger chunks of blueberries for garnishing your glasses and then discard the pulp.
- Stir in the mint leaves, sugar and water. Stir in the chunks of blueberries. Taste and add additional sugar or sweetener, as desired.
- Serve over ice.
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