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Blueberry Limeade Recipe

Make extra because it tastes so good that seconds will definitely be in order.

Blueberry Limeade

For a refreshing drink that’s as colorful and pretty as it is delicious, this blueberry limeade really hits the spot.

When blueberries are on sale it’s a great time to stock up and freeze them in portion size zipper plastic bags which comes in so handy for making muffins, smoothies, or even 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; we wouldn’t want to have any accidental spills with this colorful drink.

Blueberry Limeade

This blueberry limeade is made with a quick and easy homemade blueberry and lime zest simple syrup mixture.

Once cooled this mixture is blended, mixed with fresh lime juice and served with lots of ice.

Here are more colorful drinks you may like “Honey Citrus and Thyme Tea“, “Watermelon, Mint and Lemon Infused Green Tea” and “Very Cherry Shirley Temple“.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

All you need for this recipe are 4 ingredients…limes, blueberries, sugar and water

printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.

Here’s how to make it.

For the Blueberry Simple Syrup:

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).

Remove the pan from the heat and let the blueberry mixture cool for 45 minutes.

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Then pour the mixture into a blender…

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…and blend until the blueberries are liquefied.

TIP –  It’s best to first let the blueberry simple syrup cool before adding it to the blender or while blending the hot liquid could make the blender lid burst off and make a huge mess.

Set aside.

For the Blueberry Limeade:

Juice and strain the limes.

In a large pitcher,

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add the strained lime juice,

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water,

and cooled simple syrup.  Stir together.

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

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

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

Add half-slices of lime in the serving glasses for garnish.

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

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More Recipes with Blueberries You May Like:

Blueberry Pancake Whoppie Pies with Ricotta Cheese Frosting

Mini Loaf Banana and Blueberry Bread

Blueberry Cinnamon Corn Bread

Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake with Lemon Glaze

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Blueberry Limeade with Ice

Blueberry Limeade

Make extra because it tastes so good that seconds will definitely be in order.
Print Pin
Prep Time: 14 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
(Total time does not include time to cool syrup): 45 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Blueberry Limeade
Servings: 5

Ingredients

For the Blueberry Simple Syrup:

  • 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 into about ½ inch wide slices, then quartered for garnish

Instructions

For the Blueberry Simple Syrup:

  • 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). 
  • Remove the pan from the heat and let cool for 45 minutes. 
  • Pour the cooled blueberry mixture into a blender and blend until the blueberries are liquefied.  (It's best to first let the blueberry simple syrup cool before adding it to the blender or while blending the hot liquid could make the blender lid burst off and make a huge mess)  Set aside.

For the Blueberry Limeade:

  • 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. 
  • To the serving glasses, add ice and the remaining whole blueberries (for garnish) intermittently. Add half-slices of lime into the serving glasses. 
  • Pour the blueberry limeade into each serving glass and top with more whole blueberries.  Serve right away while ice cold.

Notes

TIP

  1.  It's best to first let the blueberry simple syrup cool before adding it to the blender or while blending the hot liquid could make the blender lid burst off and make a huge mess. 
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This recipe was originally posted on August 10, 2013.

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4 Comments

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

  2. So very pretty and refreshing!