Blueberry Lemonade featuring fresh blueberries, maple syrup, honey, lemon juice, club soda, and topped with a sprig of fresh mint is what Summer is all about! I know you did a double-take when you read the ingredients and saw “maple syrup” listed. Before you say there is no way you would try that in lemonade, trust me, it helps to take this drink to a new level!
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The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions and to ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required as well as understand the steps and timings involved.
Since blueberries are in season, this is another great way to enjoy them. Lemonade is already a popular Summertime drink so it’s a wonderful way to combine two of the best parts about Summer!
One of the components to this iced drink is a simple syrup and while you might panic thinking a syrup is hard to make, the name should give you a hint that it really isn’t!
The syrup is made from fresh blueberries (or frozen, it’s all good!), water, honey, and just a hint of real maple syrup which adds a hint of rich maple goodness, without overpowering the other flavors. No refined sugar in sight!
The blueberry maple simple syrup will keep in the fridge for 1 – 2 weeks. Store it in an airtight mason jar or a bottle.
If you are planning an outdoor Summer party you can use the blueberry syrup to make blueberry lemonade – which is included in the recipe card in this post.
Or, you could use it as a mixer for cocktails – just add vodka, rum, or tequila for a summery adult beverage!
Ingredients Used In This Mocktail
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- Real Maple Syrup – you want to buy the real, authentic maple syrup. Maple-flavored syrups are just full of corn syrup and flavorings.
- Honey – buy local honey if you can!
More Mocktails To Make
Want to make more mocktails? I think you’re going to love these ones:
- Baby Shark Slushies Mocktail (Plus Cocktail version for the Grown-Ups!)
- Sparkling Cranberry Orange Ginger Christmas Mocktail Recipe
- Halloween Mocktail – Frogspawn Slushie
How Do I Make Blueberry Lemonade?
Just check out the recipe card below with full ingredients and instructions. You can print the card out too (don’t worry, any pics don’t print to save your ink!).
- 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
- 3 Tbsp fresh mint, crushed
- 1-2 Tbsp real maple syrup
- 3 Tbsp honey
- 3 cups water, divided
- ½ cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 cup club soda
- Ice cubes, to serve
- Mint sprigs
- Fresh blueberries
- Lemon slices
- To make the blueberry syrup, place the blueberries, mint, maple syrup, honey, and one quarter cup water into a small saucepan set over medium heat.
- Simmer until the mixture is heated through and starts to thicken, approximately 4-5 minutes. As the mixture simmers, gently press the blueberries with a wooden spoon to release juices while stirring to
combine with the other ingredients.
- Remove pan from heat and pour through a fine-mesh sieve/strainer to separate the solids. Reserve remaining liquid syrup and set aside to cool. Store syrup in a sterilized airtight jar or bottle in the refrigerator.
- To make blueberry lemonade, add lemon juice, and remaining water to a large pitcher. Add blueberry simple syrup, to taste, and stir to combine.
- Fill 4 glasses with ice and fill each 2/3 full with the blueberry lemonade mixture.
- Top off each glass with some club soda and garnish with sprigs of fresh mint, blueberries, and/or lemon slices, if desired. Enjoy!
- To use the syrup in a cocktail, add 1-2 oz of vodka, rum, or tequila (per person) in step four and continue with the rest of the recipe.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 110Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 12mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 2gSugar: 24gProtein: 1g
This site uses Nutritionix to provide estimated nutrition. Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.
Make It A Summer Meal!
The beverage is covered, but what about other dishes to make this recipe into a full meal? Here are my suggestions!
- Appetizer: Black Bean Salsa Cups Appetizer
- Main Dish: Steak Fajita Salad with Black Beans
- Dessert: Super Quick & Easy Bee Cupcakes For Summer Parties
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