If you checked out my Strawberry Moscow Mule recipe, then you already know I have come into a sort of fortune. A fortune of strawberries, and honestly, who wouldn’t love to have a kitchen full of strawberries? Just don’t open the fridge that we use for storage and we are good. Anyways, if you haven’t heard I purchased a pallet of strawberries for $20. There is only about so many jars of jam one will use so I have been getting creative with my strawberries.
At the grocery store, I found a good deal on blueberries (those things are usually ridiculously expensive) and right beside the blue juicy fruit was lemons. Anyone close to me should have seen the light bulb above my head flicker on with my fabulous idea. It’s almost Spring, which means Summer is right around the corner and kids will be wanting a refreshing drink after playing hard outside. Let me introduce you to my Strawberry Blueberry Lemonade.
This lemonade is a unique twist on a classic drink we already know, love and enjoy. Using fresh strawberries and blueberries creates a unique and great taste that is sure to please everyone.
Strawberry Blueberry Lemonade
1 cup fresh strawberries, hulled and quartered
1 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon lemon zest (only the yellow part)
1 cup fresh lemon juice (6-7 lemons)
5-6 cups cold sparkling water
1. Puree strawberries, blueberries, sugar, lemon zest and lemon juice in a blender or food processor until the mixture is smooth.
2. Strain the mixture through a cheesecloth or fine sieve.
3. Pour the mixture into a large pitcher. Fill the pitcher with the cold sparkling water and stir to combine. Taste for desired sweetness. If necessary add more sugar and stir until well combined.
4. Refrigerate until ready to serve or, pour over ice and serve immediately.
Strawberry Blueberry Lemonade Tips
- Use 2/3 cup raw honey instead of sugar.
- Use plain water instead of sparkling water.
- The amount of water you use will depend on your taste.
What is your favorite way to drink lemonade?