Sparkling Blueberry Lemonade is a refreshing drink to beat the heat. It is the second guest post that I am putting on my blog.
Continuing with my guest post series, today I have Seema Doraiswamy Sriram of www.mildlyindian.com She is a good friend  and an avid  blogger. Welcome Seema to my little space, so glad to have you here. She has a blueberry lemonade from here repertoire, sounds so good, isn’t it ?

Here are a few other summer drinks  from the blog : Mint Ginger Cooler,   Kiwi Lemonade  ,  Coconut Cucumber Cooler  ,
Over to Seema :
As summers closing in the tons of lemonade that we drowned and hydrated our body begins to become boring. This is the best time to introduce a bit of fun to the recipe.
Here is one of my favourite twists to the recipe…Sparkling blueberry lemonade.
The recipe is perfect to serve as mocktail on any occasion. It light and easy to prepare. The unique colour of the blueberries makes it inviting and special.
Lemonade has been a recipe we have been doing for ages. May it be at the side of the pool or a picnic, this tart-sweet nectar has seen people of all ages come together. Needless to say, lemonades have been a good source of Vit C.
Here are a few more advantages of this ever popular drink.
  • Lemonade has a good amount of fresh lemon providing, Vit B, C and flavonoids
  • It improves the consumption of water and liquids through the summer days
  • It prevents the formation of kidney stones due to the quantity of water consumed with it.
  • The drink stimulates digestive juices and aids in better bowel movements
  • Lowering the body temperature by providing a good water and mineral balance is yet another reason to have some more.
 With all these good reasons, I guess its time to catch a glass of the festive one this time, the sparkling blueberry lemonade.
The recipe has an added advantage. A few blueberries can be stretched to form the beautiful syrup which can be stored for about a week in the refrigerator. Add a few lemons the recipe is an anytime hit.
The sparkling water can be swapped for plain drinking water or a ginger ale. Suit your preference and enjoy this colour and aroma of the blueberries to take away the boredom of the regular lemonade.
blueberry lemonade
blueberry lemonade
Blueberry lemonade
Prep time 10 minutes
Serves 4
You need :
Measurement : 1 cup = 250 ml
10-15 blueberries
1 cup of water
1/2 cup raw sugar
2 large lemons
4 cups sparkling water
Honey to adjust any sweetness  if needed
Ice cubes as needed
Method
In a saucepan bring the blueberries, water and sugar to boil.
Mash the blueberries as you go along and create a thicker syrup.
When the water quantity has reduced and the syrup begins to form like honey remove from heat and allow to cool. this syrup can be stored in the refrigerator.
Squeeze the lemons, extract the juice and add to a pitcher.
Add two tbsp of the blueberry syrup followed by the sparkling water.
Stir and combine them well and test the sweetness.
If needed add honey and serve on the rocks ( ice cubes)
Serve for a happy weekend bash.

Blueberry Lemonade

Blueberry Lemonade is a refreshing drink for summer.

Course mocktails, summer drinks
Cuisine Indian
Keyword blueberry lemonade, summer drinks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Author Seema

Ingredients

  • 10-15 blueberries
  • 1 cup raw sugar
  • 1 cup water 1cup = 250 ml
  • 2 lemon
  • 4 cup sparkling water
  • honey for any sweetness
  • a few ice cubes

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan bring the blueberries, water and sugar to boil. Mash the blueberries as you go along and create a thicker syrup. When the water quantity has reduced and the syrup begins to form like honey remove from heat and allow to cool. this syrup can be stored in the refrigerator

  2. Squeeze the lemons, extract the juice and add to a pitcher. Add two tbsp of the blueberry syrup followed by the sparkling water. Stir and combine them well and test the sweetness. If needed add honey and serve on the rocks ( ice cubes)

sparkling blueberry lemonade
sparkling blueberry lemonade

Bio :The blog Midly Indian is the voyage of the Writer, the Food enthusiast,the Travel planner, the Cook, the Photographer, , the Restaurant hunter,  and more.I believe in simple fuss free, flavorful food from my veggie kitchen , very often influenced by local trends of the places visit. My food goal will be to impart adaptability and sustainable values to follow through with ease.

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