Blueberries and lemons are terrific partners; the acidic bite from lemon juice brings a bright contrast to the deeply sweet flavor of fresh blueberries. Mint softens the connection, making this Minted Blueberry Lemonade go down easy.
- 2 cup fresh blueberries
- 1 cup loosely packed fresh miny leaves (chopped)
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 2 cup water
- lemon wedges (as garnish)
Combine blueberries, mint, sugar, and lemon juice in a blender or food processor. Pulse the mixture 6 or 8 times then run the machine until the mixture moves freely and becomes very smooth.
Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a 1-quart or larger pitcher. Press down on the solids with the back of the spoon to remove as much of the liquid as possible. You should have about 2 cups. Stir in the water and serve over ice. Garnish with lemon wedges.