Blueberry Lemonata

January 7, 2020

Happy New Year! Let me introduce you to something fun and bubbly! This is easily a new favorite treat of mine. Whether paired with a fun dinner, a refreshment for a party, or simply just because, this Blueberry Lemonata is as easy to make as it is pretty to look at. And once you've tasted it, you'll be hooked!

I first had this drink a little over a year ago, but recently had it again while out for a birthday dinner to celebrate our new four-year-old. Like any good pregnancy craving goes, I needed more and had to figure out how to recreate the drink at home. Turns out it's quite simple to make. And I love that it's a little part homemade and a little part pre-prepared. 

  • What You'll Need
    • Blueberry Simple Syrup
      • 1 cup water
      • 3/4 cup sugar
      • 1 cup fresh blueberries 
    • Sparkling Lemonade
      • 12 oz. can of frozen lemonade concentrate (thawed)
      • 6 cups sparkling water
    • All Together
      • Ice
      • Fresh blueberries for topping 
      • Straws (I recommend sipping this drink through a straw - also good for stirring the drink together)

  • What You'll Do
    • Blueberry Simple Syrup
      • In a small saucepan over medium heat, dissolve the sugar into the water.
      • Once dissolved, add the blueberries and bring to a boil.
      • Boil the blueberries for 5 minutes; they will look like they're starting to deflate.
      • Pour the mixture through a sieve, into a bowl. Using a small spatula, gently press the berries in the sieve to release extra juices. Set the blueberry simple syrup to the side. 
    • Sparkling Lemonade
      • In a pitcher, combine the thawed lemonade concentrate and the sparkling water. Stir well to combine.
    • All Together
      • In a tall glass, add 1/3 cup of the blueberry simple syrup.
      • Next add in a desired amount of ice (I prefer crushed).
      • Top the glass off with the sparkling lemonade (anywhere from 1 to 1.5 cups worth)
      • Add fresh blueberries for a little something pretty + a straw for stirring and sipping. 
      • I recommend stirring the drink before drinking. Enjoy!!