Blueberry Limeade

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For something a little different that’s as pretty as it is tasty, how about making some blueberry limeade.

This time of year limes and blueberries tend to go on sale at really good prices.

It’s a great time to stock up on blueberries by freezing them in portion size Ziplock bags and saving them for making muffins, smoothies, or even some limeade.

The blueberries add such a vibrant color to the limeade, that on looks alone, you’ll want seconds.

It’s especially pretty when adding whole blueberries and slices of lime intermittently with the ice cubes in the serving glasses.

When I served this to my friends recently we were joking that we all had to hold the glasses with two hands because of the blueberry juice in it…..

….wouldn’t want to have any accidental spills with this colorful drink.

I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

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All you need for this recipe is 4 ingredients; limes, blueberries, sugar and water.

Here’s how to make it.

For the Simple Syrup:

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Zest a lime and set aside for a moment.

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Heat a sauce pan on low to medium heat and add the water,

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sugar,

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lime zest,

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and blueberries.

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Bring the sugar mixture to a boil and stir.

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Turn the heat down just a bit and continue stirring until the sugar dissolves (about 6 minutes in total).

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Then pour the mixture into a blender….

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…. and blend until the blueberries are liquefied.

Let cool.

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For the Blueberry Limeade:

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Juice and strain the limes.

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In a large pitcher,

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add the strained lime juice,

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water,

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and cooled simple syrup.  Stir together.

When ready to serve, add ice to the pitcher…..

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….and add ice and whole blueberries (for garnish) intermittently into the serving glasses.

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Slice a lime into about ½ inch wide slices, remove the seeds if possible and then quarter each slice.

Add a few quarters into the serving glasses  for garnish.

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Pour the blueberry limeade into the serving glasses, top with more whole blueberries, and enjoy.  Then repeat!

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Here are some more delish recipes with blueberries:

Blueberry pancake Whoppie Pies with ricotta cheese frosting
Mini loaf banana blueberry bread
Blueberry cinnamon corn bread

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Blueberry Limeade

Yield: Serves 5

Ingredients:

For the Simple Syrup with Blueberries:

1 cup sugar
1 cup water
Zest from 1 lime
1-1/2 cups fresh blueberries

For the Blueberry Limeade:

1 cup of fresh squeezed and strained lime juice (about 6 to 7 limes)
4 cups of cold water
Simple syrup with blueberries
4 to 5 cups of ice cubes
½ cup whole blueberries (for garnish)
1 lime (sliced and cut for garnish)

Directions:

For the Simple Syrup with Blueberries:

Zest the lime and set aside for a moment. Heat a sauce pan on low to medium heat and add the water, sugar, lime zest, and blueberries. Bring the sugar mixture to a boil and stir. Turn the heat down just a bit and continue stirring until the sugar dissolves (about 6 minutes in total). Then pour the mixture into a blender and blend until the blueberries are liquefied. Let cool.

For the Blueberry Limeade:

Juice and strain the limes. In a large pitcher, add the strained lime juice, cooled simple syrup, and water. Stir together.

When ready to serve, add ice to the pitcher. Add ice and remaining whole blueberries (for garnish) intermittently into the serving glasses. Slice a lime into about ½ inch wide slices, remove the seeds if possible and then quarter each slice for garnish. Add a few quarters into the serving glasses for garnish. Pour the blueberry limeade into each serving glass and top with more whole blueberries.

 

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4 Responses to “Blueberry Limeade”

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — August 11, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    So very pretty and refreshing!

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    • Nancy — August 11th, 2013 @ 9:22 pm

      Hi Angie, thank you very much. Have a great week!

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    Rabia — October 18, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    I make it this is so yummy juice and refreshing love it….

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    • Nancy — October 19th, 2013 @ 10:24 pm

      Hi Rabia, so glad you liked this. Thank you for letting me know and have a great day!

      Reply

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