6.30.2010

Blueberry Lemonade

I made blueberry jam last week using Pomona Pectin and honey and organic blueberries. We had a wee bit leftover in a jar for snacking and such. Since the recipe also called for 1/4 cup of lemon juice I decided to juice the entire bag of lemons before they went bad. Juicing lemons means one thing around here, lemonade! And sitting next to cooling blueberry jam it was an easy jump to blueberry lemonade for my 4 year old.
I was hesitant at first but sometimes you just have to try things with your kids. Even if it is lumpy lemonade. We set about to mixing lemon juice, spoonfuls of jam, water and a bit of sugar to sweeten it up. And I'll be jiggered if it wasn't pretty dang good! If you think about it blueberry pie is better with lemon and so are muffins so why not blueberry lemonade, why not indeed?

Blueberry Lemonade
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
2 cups cold water
2 TBSP blueberry jam
sugar to taste
mix the juice, water, and jam with a whisk
taste and add sugar until sweet enough
add ice and enjoy

Lumpy lemonade and a happy boy are a nice combination on a hot day. Or a summer day in Alaska.

Peace and Love--

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5 comments:

  1. Great idea, I'll have to keep it in mind when the blueberries are free for the picking locally.

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  2. Mmm, I love, LOVE blueberry lemonade. I fell in love with it last year when I had it in a bar in Brooklyn - then set out to make my own and it was even better! We like to spike ours with blueberry vodka ... just sayin'! LOL

    Congrats to Christina, how awesome that she won! :)

    Wishing a Happy 4th to you and yours, Laura!

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  3. Yum! I haven't had blueberry lemonade in a long time. This looks so refreshing.

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  4. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I WON!? ok holy crap!!!!

    Also - thank you for sharing w/ Friday Firsts!!

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  5. I'm not a huge fan of lemonade normally, but I love blueberries so much that I bet this would be right up my alley! I'd love to try it sometime :)

    ~Aubree Cherie

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