Beat the Summer Heat with this Homemade Blue Lemonade

Beat the Summer Heat with this Homemade Blue Lemonade

It’s officially summer and I have mixed emotions. On one hand it’s time for beaches and road trips. On the other hand it’s time for bugs and insane heat waves. Summer is a double edge sword for sure. Thankfully there are some easy ways to avoid pests and beat the heat.

This homemade Blue Lemonade is a great way to have some fun and enjoy summer while staying hydrated. Lemonade is a summer staple  and the blue makes me think of the water. Homemade Blue LemonadeHow great would it be to enjoy this by the pool?

Here’s how to make this homemade blue lemonade. This recipe makes a 1/2 gallon and can easily be doubled to make more. Happy summer and enjoy!

Beat the Summer Heat with this Homemade Blue Lemonade
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Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries, thawed
  • 3 cups cold water
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice from 2 lemons
  • Blue food coloring, optional
  • Ice

Instructions

1. Squeeze the juice out of 2 lemons to get 1/2 cup juice.

2. Purée the blueberries and pour the contents into a strainer.

3. In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, add the sugar and 1/2 cup water until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat.

4. Add 3 cups cold water and the lemon juice to the sugar mixture. Stir to blend well.

5. Add blue food coloring, a drop at a time, to meet your desired color. Stir.

6. Place ice in glasses and fill with the blue lemonade.

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ADDITIONAL MATERIALS USED
– Twine from a craft store
– White Peppermint Lifesavers
– Crazy Straws
– Gummy Sharks

1. Cut pieces of twine and string one Lifesaver on each piece. Tie the twine around the middle of each glass, placing the lifesaver in the middle to resemble a nautical life-preserver ring.
2.  Insert gummy sharks on a crazy straw and insert into drink.  Enjoy!

Homemade Blue Lemonade Recipe