Friday, July 29, 2011

Blueberry Lemonade Soda

It's National Blueberry Month. And I have missed it. Seriously?

Well, I haven't missed it completely... I have hoarded pints and pints of blueberries in my house specifically for my eating pleasure. But as for actually making anything with them? Zip. Zero. Zilch.

Time to change that.

As soon as I saw this recipe over at Eat Live Run I knew I had to make. Like now. I even braved 90+ degrees in a car with almost no A/C to go and buy a juicer. Just for this. Really.

Every time I think of flavored lemonade I automatically think of strawberry or raspberry. But blueberry? Genius!

Tart on sour made sweet with simple syrup. One word.


Absolutely perfect for those sweltering summer days.

Or add a splash of vodka for a little adult treat to help cool down those sticky, humid nights. Either way, you can't go wrong.

Blueberry Lemonade Soda

Adapted from: Eat Live Run

3/4 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 cup fresh lemon juice, about 9 lemons
1/2 cup blueberry juice (such as Ocean Spray)
3 cups soda water

In a small saucepan, bring the sugar and water to a simmer. Stir until sugar has dissolved, then remove from heat. Allow simple syrup to come to room temperature, then chill in the fridge for at least an hour.

Meanwhile, juice lemons. Pour juice into a pitcher through a strainer to remove any seeds and pulp. Mix in blueberry juice and simple syrup. When ready to serve, mix together juice and soda water in a 1:1 ratio in a glass, stirring well.

Makes: 6 8-ounce servings

If you're not into the whole soda thing, you can also substitute sparkling water or just regular water instead. It will still be delicious.

Now go crank out some lemon juice, pull up a chair on the patio, kick back, and relax with a tall glass. Just don't forget the citronella candle. Or a fan.

Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving
Calories 118Calories from fat 0
% Daily Value
Total Fat 0.0g0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 30%
Total Carbs 31.1g10%
Fiber 0.1mg0%
Sugars 28.3g
Protein 0.1g
Vitamin A 0%Vitamin C 31%
Calcium 0%Iron 0%


  1. This sounds amazingly yummy! Such a pretty color too. I can't wait to try it. Buzzed :-)

  2. This looks gorgeous! Apparently I missed national blueberry month too. I'll have to make up for it by eating lots of berries in August.

  3. What a pretty drink, I bet it is tasty too!

  4. You know, for someone who loves blueberries and flavored lemonade, you'd have though I'd have made something like this before, but alas I haven't. GENIUS! I have got to try it.

  5. That looks gorgeous and tasty! I've been hoarding blueberries in the freezer all summer...looks like it might be time to try juicing them!

  6. Looks beautiful! I love the color and the lemon blueberry combo does sound really good :D

  7. I have SO many blueberries in the freezer (hand picked by me!) and this is SO perfect for 'girls night'.

  8. I always think of strawberries when it comes to another fruit to add to lemonade. I love the blueberry twist! It's unexpectedly perfect :)

  9. Sounds so refreshing. Love the pics too.

  10. Oh, that sounds like the perfect summer afternoon treat!

  11. Beautiful!!! Such a pretty color. Great colors!

  12. This looks delicious! My kids (well, me too!) love flavored lemonade and I, like you, have hoarded lots of blueberries in my freezer. This is definitely going on the "to-try" list. Thanks!



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