Sparkling Blueberry Lemonade

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Easy and delicious sparkling (non alcoholic) blueberry lemonade. The perfect cool down summer drink! Recipe from: chelseasmessyapron.com
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Easy and delicious sparkling blueberry lemonade. The perfect cool down summer drink!Easy and delicious sparkling blueberry lemonade. The perfect cool down summer drink! Recipe via chelseasmessyapron.com

Around our home, the husband and I are a huge water drinkers. We rarely drink anything but water and milk. In fact, the husband is coming up on about 3 years of no soda. While I completely lack his self control, I don’t have soda all that often either.  Because of this, pretty much by default, the toddler only drinks water and milk around home too.

So, the other night when we went to some friend’s for dinner and Grey was offered some apple juice, he literally didn’t even know what it was. I’ve never bought him apple juice (am I the worst mom ever?!). He got a sippy cup filled with the juice and he inhaled it. It was gone in less than 5 minutes and he was begging for more. About four cups later and we cut him off, but I vowed to buy him some apple juice soon. Which, by the way, we now have two containers of apple juice in our fridge.

All this said, when we go out to eat and don’t get water, the one thing we all love is flavored (or plain) lemonade. The husband’s favorite is raspberry or strawberry lemonade, Grey will drink just about anything, and my favorite? Blueberry lemonade! (surprise, surprise….)

The very first time I was introduced to blueberry lemonade was in a restaurant. As much as I love lemonade and blueberries, I don’t think I would have ever ordered it. However, because our food was taking an especially long time the server offered us free drinks. They had a poster somewhere in the restaurant with a picture of all of their flavored lemonades and the blueberry one instantly stood out. I ordered it and fell completely in love with blueberry lemonade.

Ever since having that blueberry lemonade I’ve tried to re-create exactly how it tasted and I’ve finally got it down. This sparkling blueberry lemonade is incredible! It’s super sweet, a little tangy, and bursting with blueberry flavor. And yes, the toddler and I drank this all up in an afternoon. Which, I personally feel like makes up for the fact that he had apple juice for the first time in his life just a couple of weeks ago.

This lemonade starts with making a blueberry simple syrup — just sugar, water, and of course blueberries. Once the berries have burst, you strain the mixture which becomes the blueberry syrup and base of this recipe.

That syrup gets mixed with freshly squeezed lemons and sparkling water, and that is IT. Fill up a glass with some ice, fill it up with the best ever sparkling blueberry lemonade, and stay cool in that crazy heat!

 

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Easy Sparkling Blueberry Lemonade

5 from 8 votes
Easy and delicious sparkling blueberry lemonade. The perfect cool down summer drink!
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Easy Sparkling Blueberry Lemonade

5 from 8 votes
Easy and delicious sparkling blueberry lemonade. The perfect cool down summer drink!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 large pitcher, about 6-8 cups
Calories 88kcal
Author Chelsea

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup white sugar (superfine is best)
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 and 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (~4-5 whole large lemons)
  • 2 cups ice cubes
  • 3 cups sparkling water or club soda (my favorite is sparkling lemon lime water)

Instructions

  • Combine the sugar, water, blueberries, and lemon zest in a saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil over medium heat and then simmer for 5-10 minutes or until the sugar is melted and blueberries are starting to burst.
  • Remove from the heat and pass through a fine sieve. Let this blueberry syrup completely cool.
  • Meanwhile, juice the lemons to get 1 cup lemon juice.
  • In a large pitcher, add the blueberry syrup, lemon juice, and ice. Stir together.
  • Stir in the sparkling water or club soda RIGHT before enjoying (don't add sparkling water/club soda to anything you plan on having leftover)
  • Enjoy immediately.

Recipe Notes

If you don't plan on drinking this all in 1 day, keep the juice (blueberry syrup + lemon juice) separate from the sparking water. Add the two together as you want a cup of lemonade.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 88kcal

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33 Comments

  1. Chelsea I absolutely love your photos and have been following your blog for a while. I was wondering if you use a Lightroom preset for your pictures, and if you do, could you please tell me which one? Thanks!

    1. Thank you so much Richa! πŸ™‚ I started with LR presets and have since created my own preset to what I use for pretty much all my photos! I one I started with is Fuji Superia 200, hope that helps πŸ™‚

  2. This looks so good! But because of where I live, I can’t buy fresh blueberries without paying a fortune, if we get any at all. Do you think this would work using frozen blueberries?

    1. I’m sorry; I’ve never tried frozen blueberries so I can’t say for sure! I don’t see why they wouldn’t work though!

  3. I am thinking about using this for a program that we do with girls in the summer, but I need to make it without sugar for a diabetic staff member. Can you use splenda or truvia instead of sugar?

    1. I’m sure you could! I haven’t tried alternative sweeteners, but if you scale it down based on the ratio of artificial sweetener to sugar, it should work great!

  4. I put up a lot of blueberries this past summer and they’re all in my freezer. I would like to use these blueberries to make the blueberry lemonade recipe. Since you mentioned using fresh blueberries I wonder if these blueberries that I put up would work as well.

  5. 5 stars
    Sounds easy and me and my mom will love it will be a great drink to make when I am just thristry or it’s hot out

  6. 5 stars
    This was great. I didn’t use sparkling water, just water since I don’t like sparkling, and it was fantastic. Will make again. Thank you for sharing.

  7. Hi Chelsea!
    I’m from Austria and it’s not too common to flavour lemonade like this here! It’s a cool idea and sounds really good! I’ll have to try it some day!

  8. 5 stars
    I work in a Radisson group of hotels and often include your recipes in Sunday Brunch Buffet. This blueberry lemonade was a great hit. Thank you for sharing such nice recipes that really bring smiles to our guests. Looking forward for more.

  9. 5 stars
    Made it for 4th of July family gathering – it was a hit! I added a 1/4 cup more sugar and 1/4 cup more blueberries.

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