Saturday, June 6, 2009

Blueberry Mint Lemonade or a Pitcher of Mojitos

There's something special about lemon, blueberries and mint together. Tangy, sweet, tart, and refreshing this lemonade is wonderful on a hot afternoon. The recipe also works well with limes instead of lemons. At that point though, you’re awfully close to making a pitcher of blueberry mojitos. So if you feel you need to take the next step, add a cup of white rum to the pitcher.

For Simple Syrup
1 ½ cups granulated sugar
1/ ½ cups water

Bring the sugar and water to a boil in a saucepan. Boil until the sugar is melted and the liquid is clear. Set aside.

For Lemonade
Simple syrup from above
1 ½ cups fresh lemon juice (Or lime juice if you prefer)
1 lemon sliced (Or lime)
½ cup frozen blueberries
20 small or 10 large mint leaves
5 ½ to 6 ½ cups water to taste

Stir all the ingredients together in a pitcher. Chill until ready to use.

Recipe by Laura Flowers


30 comments:

Pink Little Cake said...

Laura you are killing me, I love mojitos!!!

The Cooking Photographer said...

Lol me too. I love them!

Mary said...

How gorgeous is that! The recipe sounds terrific as well. I think this is close to lemonade heaven. Have a wonderful weekend.

Esi said...

This is something I order regularly at the restaurant near my house...which happens to be called Lemonade :) Love it!

talkingcookies said...

i like lemonade .. this receipe look beatiful :)

ButterYum said...

I don't think I've ever had blueberry/mint together before - sounds fab! The color of this lemonade is stunning! Frozen blueberries are such a good thing to have on hand! Laura, your photo a work of art!!!

Chocolate Shavings said...

I was cravine this kind of drink all day yesteday.. now I want some even more!

Risa said...

I had a blueberry mojito once and it was fantastic. I am definitely going to try this!

girlichef said...

Either way, I say YES! This does sound like a great combo. I'm definitely going to make a pitcher of these soon....of course I'll end up adding rum.

Heather said...

Mojitos are my very favorite! I will be trying this recipe. I love the picture!

oneordinaryday said...

Sounds utterly refreshing.

Michele said...

We haven't had blueberries in ages. Phil isn't allowed to have them. It kills both of us not to have them. I'll have to sneak and make a pitcher of blueberry lemonade when he isn't looking.

allen@foodcreate.com said...

Blueberries paired with mint and lemons are quite a potent combination. Add some run and you may have trouble! Well done on this recipe.

Lisa said...

Sounds so refreshing. And your photo is gorgeous! I think I will try this...

sherri said...

AHHHHH. I'm making this one. I love all of the flavors!

~Dana said...

You are a fabulous photo stylist! I love your work!

Marta said...

Oh yes, this looks perfect for the sticky days to come!!! the mint must make this so refreshing and the blueberries add just enough sweetness, I bet!
Glorious

ButterYum said...

I just finished a glass of this refreshing lemonade... it's a keeper!

The Cooking Photographer said...

Yay Patricia! I am so glad!

Anonymous said...

Mojitos are my very favorite!

Thanks,
www.kuraisollu.com

ButterYum said...
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ButterYum said...

Hi Laura. I decided at the last minute to do a post about your lemonade. It will air in a little while. Thanks so much!

Elizabeth said...

This is my favorite photo of yours yet! I love them all, but this one sings to me!

The Cooking Photographer said...

Wow thank-you!

Aubrey said...

you just upgraded my favorite mixed drink. didn't think that was possible... now i'm craving a mojito at 8 in the morning. oy!

Anonymous said...

YUM!!! Neighbors liked it too! I halved the recipe but put in 1 C of rum. Great stuff! Perfect for a group of 4 people!

Bad Fish said...

This was a big hit with my friends tonight! thanks so much!

The Cooking Photographer said...

Glad I could help. I'm also impressed you shared with 4 people! You are generous.

~Laura

Stargazerss said...

I LUV mojitos, make them al the time- blackberry, blueberry, traditional, mango and strawberry. What a wonderful combo, though- lemon, mint and bluebebrry. Sounds almost victorian to me, for some reason. I am going to try that the first day of sumemr vaca! Thanks, Laura!

The Cooking Photographer said...

Yay! I hope you like them!!

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