Minted Blueberry Lemonade

Minted Blueberry Lemonade
 
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A sweet twist on the classic lemonade!
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Recipe type: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 2½ cups blueberries (or other berries)
  • ¼-1/3 cup roughly chopped mint (more or less depending on your preference)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 7 cups + ¼ cup water, separated
  • ¾ cup sugar or honey
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
Instructions
  1. In a heavy bottomed pot add in the blueberries, mint, salt and ¼ cup of water. Heat over medium heat and stir to dissolve sugar and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until blueberries breakdown and form a thick syrup (you may need to use the back of a spoon to squash the blueberries if they don't break down themselves). This should take about 10-15 minutes.
  2. Once berries have formed a thickened syrup, turn off heat and set aside to cool. Feel free to strain fruit mixture at this point if you do not want fruit pieces in your lemonade.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large pitcher add in the 7 cups of water and lemon juice.
  4. Once blueberries have cooled slightly, pour the fruit and syrup into the water and lemon mixture. Stir to combine make sure both the water and syrup have fully combined.
  5. Place pitcher in the refrigerator for at least 2-3 hours or overnight. Serve ice cold.