Nothing says summertime like a cold glass of lemonade. But with the addition of springtime blueberries, this recipe for blueberry lemonade gets elevated to a whole new level. The sweet, floral flavor of blueberries partners perfectly with the zesty citrus flavor of lemons.
This tasty beverage was inspired when I cooked up a batch of my blueberry simple syrup. By subbing in this flavorful syrup in place of sugar, you've got an instant twist on a classic drink, ready for springtime or summer!Jump to Recipe
A handful of ingredients come together to blend up this beverage!
- blueberry simple syrup - this blueberry simple syrup is the secret to making this lemonade so quickly. The recipe for this syrup makes about 16 ounces, so you will have some leftover for other beverages. Don't worry about clicking over to the recipe for the simple syrup, I've included it below on the recipe card!
- lemons - freshly squeezed lemon juice tastes so much better than concentrate, so if you have the time and resources, definitely make sure to use fresh lemons!
- water - plain old filtered water is all you need for this recipe.
Making this lemonade is simple and straightforward! Once you've made your simple syrup, you just need to juice some lemons and add water!
Prepare a batch of blueberry simple syrup and allow it to cool. For this recipe you'll need a little less than a cup of the simple syrup, so you'll have some blueberry syrup leftover.
Combine the blueberry syrup, lemon juice, and filtered water into a pitcher.
Slice and juice your lemons to get fresh-squeezed lemon juice. You'll need about a cup for this recipe, so depending on the size of your lemons, you could need 5-6 whole lemons.
Serve by pouring your blueberry lemonade into glasses that are filled with ice. For an extra special garnish, throw some whole blueberries into the glasses and put a slice of lemon on the rim of each glass!
Missing an ingredient? No problem. Check out these tried-and-true substitutions, or comment below with your question. I’m here to help you troubleshoot!
- use fresh blueberries - if you don't have the time to make a simple syrup first, you can muddle fresh blueberries into your lemonade to infuse that wonderful blueberry flavor.
- other berries - no blueberries? No problem! You can make this recipe using other berries you have, or other berries that are on sale at your local grocery store!
Feeling like a rebel?! Feel free to stray from the recipe card using these variations, or leave me a comment with your own!
- frozen - add a few cups of ice to a blender and blend it with this lemonade for a frosty treat.
- sparkling - use sparkling water in place of still for a fizzy, bubbly lemonade!
- cocktail - add in your favorite liquor or cordial to create the perfect cocktail for a warm spring day! Check out this recipe for a sparkling blueberry vodka lemonade cocktail!
Thankfully, this recipe doesn't require any fancy-schmancy equipment! You likely already have everything you need at home!
- pitcher - you'll need a pitcher or an airtight beverage container to store your blueberry lemonade. Bonus, it also doubles as a serving piece! I love these pitchers from Bormiolo Rocco.
- citrus juicer - you absolutely DO NOT NEED an expensive juicer to make this recipe. You can use something simple and small, like this manual citrus press or this small manual tabletop juicer. Heck you can even use a citrus reamer like this one, or just squeeze the lemon slices by hand (make sure to filter through a fine mesh sieve if you don't want seeds and pulp). I have similar options for both of those, but if you DO find yourself juicing a lot of things...and you are in the market for a juicer...in my opinion there is no better juicer than an Omega juicer. This is the exact model I have and I am obsessed with it. It is so easy to use and clean, especially compared to some other juicers I've seen and used.
- measuring cups - these measuring glasses from Anchor Hocking are my go-to measuring cups.
This blueberry lemonade will keep in your fridge, stored in an airtight container, for up to one week.
You can freeze any leftover lemonade in ice cube trays and use them in future batches of lemonade instead of ice! They also work well in a glass of water for a little boost of flavor!
No, you don't. You can use fresh blueberries and muddle them into your lemonade if you'd rather skip that step!
This lemonade keeps fresh in the fridge for up to one week.
Yes you can! If you're in a hurry, you can whip up a batch of blueberry simple syrup and add it to store-bought lemonade for a homemade twist!
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- 6 ounces blueberry simple syrup (¾ cup)
- 8 ounces lemon juice freshly squeezed, (1 cup)
- 32 ounces water filtered (4 cups)
- Pour 6 ounces of blueberry simple syrup into a pitcher.
- Add 8 ounces of lemon juice.
- Pour in 32 ounces of water to the pitcher.
- Store the lemonade in the pitcher in the fridge, until ready to serve. When serving, fill glasses with ice and then pour in the lemonade. Garnish with a few fresh blueberries, a slice of lemon, and a sprig of fresh mint.
- For any leftover lemonade, store it in the fridge for up to one week.