Made with an easy blueberry simple syrup, this lemonade is so refreshing, sweet and tangy. It’s the perfect way to cool down on a hot day!
I’ve been blessed to live in California for the last 14 years, leaving me to eat blueberries all year long. But when I saw the huge buy-one-get-one-free blueberry sale at my local grocery store, I stocked up on 6 pounds of blueberries. I may have been overjoyed and way too ambitious thinking that I could eat all of it.
So when life gives you blueberries, well, you make blueberry lemonade.
It’s definitely an unconventional lemonade but after making strawberry lemonade and raspberry peach lemonade, I just wanted to try something really different.
And boy, was I in for a treat. With a simple homemade blueberry syrup, this drink could not get any easier. It’s wonderfully fruity and sweet from the plump juicy blueberries with just enough of a tart kick. And it’s really the perfect way to cool down on a hot day. Plus, if you’re anything like me, well, you’ll sneak in some vodka for an adult-style lemonade!
Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Made with an easy blueberry syrup, this lemonade is so refreshing, sweet and tangy! It’s the perfect way to cool down on a hot day!
- 1/2 cup Imperial Sugar Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
- 1 cup blueberries
- 3/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- To make the blueberry simple syrup, combine sugar and 1 cup water 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 until blueberries have broken down, about 3-4 minutes.
- Strain blueberry mixture through a cheesecloth or fine sieve; let cool.
- In a large pitcher, whisk together blueberry simple syrup, lemon juice and 5 cups water. Place in the refrigerator until chilled.
- Serve over ice and blueberries, if desired.
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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Imperial Sugar. All opinions expressed are my own.
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ooooooh this sounds like the perfect warm weather drink! We got our first blueberries of the season today. SUPER early this year, and I couldn’t be happier about it.
I loooove blueberries and anything with blueberries is total yes in my book!!
This sounds so lovely! And that color – so pretty. : )
The combo of blueberries + lemon is so popular and I bet this drink is super refreshing! I would add some booze and doctor it up a little I think 🙂
I’m pretty sure that you are the queen of yummy, delicious drinks! You always make the best ones! I would have never thought of blueberry lemonade, but I love blueberries and lemons together so it makes perfect sense! Gorgeous photos as always! Pinned!
This look so refreshing!
I love the idea of making your own syrup, and the colours, wowsers – gorgeous 😀 Loving the little berries floating around too, mmm 😀 When growing up and living in Norway, I always went picking blueberries in the late Summer. What better than to pick your own berries and enjoying them with cream and a sprinkle of sugar? This is a great lighter alternative though, not to mention zingy 😀 x
I’m so envious of you living in California with all of the delicious fresh produce year round! I love blueberries and this looks amazing!!
I love all different kinds of lemonade, but I haven’t had this combination! I have got to try it. 🙂 Gorgeous drink!
I’ve never heard of blueberry lemonade but it sounds amazing! Gorgeous pictures! Pinned 🙂
Not only the refreshing taste of blueberries and the lemonade, it is so pretty to look at. Perfect to serve the party guests. Thanks.
Stunning pics there! Jus in love with this lemonade
So refreshing and perfect for a hot day!
Your lemonades always have a way of making me thirsty even when I’m not :). I’ll need this soon this summer!
Hellloooo, beautiful. I can’t wait to slurp down a tall glass full of this blueberry lemonade! Texas summers practically demand a glass-a-day of drinks like this!
That’s a lot of blueberries! I always go overboard when it comes to fruit. It really is hard to resist those gorgeous colors. Lemonade is the perfect way to use berries. This is gorgeous!
Blueberries and lemons (with some sugar, of course) have forever been my favorite flavor combination! So delicious: whether it is in a pie or in a drink! Beautiful!
Bootfyful photos my dear!!
Looks delicious! If you’re ever craving this and in a pinch, Simply Lemonade has a fabulous blueberry lemonade. Loving your site lately!
I made this for a party and it was a hit! Thanks for the great recipe!
I’m so glad! This is definitely one of my favorite lemonade recipes!
I was actually just looking for a good recipe to make blueberry lemonade the other day! Looks very refreshing, the perfect summery drink!
Where did you find the tall glasses?
I was able to find these glasses on amazon.com.
I’ve discovered your site thanks to Buzzfeed. Amazing! Awesome recipes, and great design helps, too! Normally I don’t leave any comments, but it’s just ]impressive, so wanted to wish you to keep up the great work. Bookmarked.
This looks so good! Can’t wait to try! I’ve already made a blueberry buckle-style cake with the blueberries I have and I can’t wait to make this! I love washing them and eating them out of the container too! Thanks for this recipe! Love it!
I have to make this blueberry lemonade every week since it was posted on your site in May. For new addiction treatment, should I move to California when the blueberry season is over?
Have a great fourth of July!
My kids and I just made this together for an after dinner treat in January, and I am here to tell you that frozen blueberries will work great, too! It was delicious, like drinking a warm Summer’s day. Thanks for the recipe!
Does this lemonade come out to be a bright pink color? It looks that way in the photos to me. Soo pretty.
It’s more of a purple actually.
Absolutely delicious! I made this for a bridal shower what a hit!
How much you have added water for the pictures? When I first did this drink it was very very dark blue and certainly not at all see through like yours. Drink itself is great and I’m now making the second batch but I wish the pictures would reflect the real deal and not something else.
Mikko, the images here are an exact creation of the recipe as written – there’s no hidden gimmicks here.
If I wanted to let’s say make this more of an adult beverage, and add some blueberry vodka how would you recommend I go amongst this.
Raychell, I recommend using unflavored vodka – perhaps a splash or two in each glass prior to serving. The blueberry vodka can potentially take away the flavors of the lemonade here but as always, please use your best judgment.
Anyone know how long you can keep the blueberry stipe for ? I made way too much ! Don’t want to waste it
I just made a HUGE batch of this (I sextupled the recipe) for my daughter’s Brown Bear, Brown Bear birthday party. I needed something to go with the purple cat, as all of the food items were based on the colors of the animals in the book, and this lemonade fit the bill perfectly! I subbed out maple syrup (2/3:1) for the refined sugar, as we are not doing refined sugars for her, and it tasted amazing. And I must admit that while setting up the party, I did definitely add a shot of vodka to my glass; it made for a lovely and refreshing cocktail. As for the lemonade itself, it was an enormous hit and I had hardly any left at the end of the party. I will definitely be using this recipe again!
I made this! It is great, I’ve been drinking this everyday since your post! Thanks a bunch.