Sunday, May 30, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like....

Today was a glorious day filled with the sights, sounds, and flavors of summer.  We are all antsy for summer vacation and this weekend was a sweet (and sour) taste of things to come.

Blueberry Lemonade
1 cute assistant
1 cup sugar (can reduce to 3/4 cup)
1 cup water (for the simple syrup)
1 cup lemon juice
3 to 4 cups cold water (to dilute)
1 Tbsp. frozen wild blueberries per serving


1. Make simple syrup by heating the sugar and water in a small saucepan until the sugar is dissolved completely.

2. While the sugar is dissolving, use a juicer to extract the juice from 4 to 6 lemons, enough for one cup of juice.

3. Add the juice and the sugar water to a pitcher. Add 3 to 4 cups of cold water, more or less to the desired strength. Refrigerate 30 to 40 minutes. If the lemonade is a little sweet for your taste, add a little more straight lemon juice to it.

4. Pour over ice and garnish with 1 tablespoon frozen wild blueberries.