Blueberry Lemonade

by Amy on 21 July 2015

Blueberry Lemonade  www.FearlessHomemaker.comIf the weather where you are is anything like the weather we’re having, it’s HOT. Hot, humid, sunny, full-on summer — which means it’s the perfect time to be enjoying the most refreshing, cooling beverages. And this Blueberry Lemonade is definitely my favorite hot-weather drink lately. Since I first made it three weeks ago, from the blueberries I picked from the berry farm with Fearless Toddler, I have been drinking it (and making more batches) non-stop. In fact, I’m enjoying another glass of it right now, as I type this up. Really!

This Blueberry Lemonade has all the qualities of a perfect summertime beverage — it’s refreshing, tangy, citrusy, and sweet without being too sweet. The easy-to-make blueberry simple syrup has a delicious sweet + tangy flavor that marries perfectly and balances wonderfully with the tart, citrusy lemon juice. And how gorgeous is that bright berry color?! Poured over a tall glass of ice, garnished with extra fresh berries, lemon slices, and a sprig of mint, it’s as easy on the eyes as it is on the taste buds. A simple, delicious, lovely drink to showcase those beautiful in-season fresh blueberries. I hope y’all give this fantastic Blueberry Lemonade a try — I know you will love it!

Blueberry Lemonade

Blueberry Lemonade

serves 6, adapted from Eat.Drink.Love.


1 cup water
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup fresh blueberries
3/4 cup fresh lemon juice (from 3-5 lemons, depending on their juiciness)


Make the blueberry simple syrup: Combine the water and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Stir in blueberries and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, stirring frequently, until blueberries have broken down, about 5-7 minutes.

Strain blueberry mixture through a cheesecloth or fine sieve into a large pitcher; let cool completely. Discard solids.

In the same pitcher, whisk together the blueberry syrup, lemon juice and 5 cups water. Place in the refrigerator until chilled.

Serve over ice, garnished with lemon slices, blueberries, and mint leaves, if desired.

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Stephanie @ Plain Chicken July 21, 2015 at 8:38 am

YUM! This sounds like the perfect summer drink. So refreshing!

2 Beth July 21, 2015 at 5:58 pm

It’s pretty hot and humid here, too. I’d love a glass of this to cool me down!

3 Thalia @ butter and brioche July 22, 2015 at 2:21 am

Wish it was hot here in Australia.. we’re experiencing the chill of winter now. Though despite the weather – this blueberry lemonade is something I definitely would enjoy devouring!

4 Sam @ SugarSpunRun July 22, 2015 at 2:50 pm

Yum, this looks absolutely refreshing, I love those light flavors in this sticky mess of weather we’ve been having!

5 Sofia Clara July 23, 2015 at 1:59 am

I’ve just picked tons of fresh berries and this looks pretty perfect!

6 danielle July 23, 2015 at 6:48 pm

I need to check out that berry farm! This recipe sounds perfect.

7 Karen (Back Road Journal) July 24, 2015 at 7:29 am

What a pretty summer drink. With a splash of vodka or gin, it would also make for a nice cocktail to serve at a BBQ.

8 Oana July 24, 2015 at 1:22 pm

What a beautiful color this drink has! And the flavors are just what we need for summer. well done!

9 Agness July 25, 2015 at 2:19 am

It’s been extremely hot in Europe lately. The temperature got to 40C sometimes so having a glass of a lemonade would be a perfect idea. I don’t like buying lemonades in supermarkets because they are way too sweet. Blueberries are my favourite fruits so I would love to try your lemonade!! :)

10 Amy (Savory Moments) July 26, 2015 at 4:45 pm

This drink looks like a perfect way to cool down! We are supposed to get into the 90s this week (yuck!) and I just bought my first blueberries of the season at the farmers market yesterday.

11 Bevin September 17, 2015 at 2:25 pm

I made this about a month ago…it was pretty good.
Tonight I’m making your coconut chicken. Will report back results! 😉

12 Amy September 17, 2015 at 2:29 pm

Do report back, Bevin!

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