Coming in at under 100 calories, blueberry mint lemonade is a deliciously refreshing mocktail. Fresh blueberries and lemon along with a gorgeous purple hue make this sipper a pure delight!
This is no ordinary blueberry mint water. Most definitely not.
This is a what I like to call a blueberry mint lemonade mocktail. Or a blueberry mint mojito.
Whatever you want to call it, if you’re looking for a non-alcoholic drink then this is for you.
Keep reading, friend!
Do you know those blueberries hanging out in your produce drawer? You know the ones, they were for blueberry lemon cake, or blueberry muffins.
Now, it’s time to give those blueberries a home.
We’re gonna turn those blueberries into a fabulous blueberry mint lemonade.
Ingredients in Blueberry Mint Lemonade
- Blueberries – use fresh when in season and frozen when out of season
- Fresh mint leaves – yep, you need the real deal here!
- Real Maple Syrup – same thing here – real maple syrup. Trust me, when it meets the mint, you’ll be happy you did.
- Fresh Lemon Juice
- Club Soda
- Ice cubes
How to Make Blueberry Mint Lemonade
This mint lemonade recipe uses a blueberry maple simple syrup instead of a plain old sugar water type.
If you’re making a special drink, it’s got to be a little out of the ordinary, don’t you think??
Step 1: Combine the blueberries, mint, maple syrup, honey, and one quarter cup water in a small saucepan set over medium heat.
Simmer until the mixture is heated through and starts to thicken, approximately 4-5 minutes.
Gently press the blueberries with a wooden spoon to release juices.
Remove from heat and pour through a fine mesh strainer to separate the solids.
Reserve remaining liquid syrup and set aside to cool.
Step 2: Add a half cup fresh lemon juice and remaining water to a large pitcher. Add blueberry maple simple syrup, to taste, and stir to combine.
Step 3: We’re just about there! Fill 4 glasses with ice and fill each 2/3 full with the blueberry lemonade mixture.
Top off each glass with some club soda and garnish with sprigs of fresh mint, blueberries, and/or lemon wedges, if desired – and I think they are.
By the way, if you’re serving blueberry lemonade at your 4th of July party or at your Memorial Day cookout, we love these stemless wine glasses. Your guests enjoy a refreshing summer drink and there’s no worries about party fouls, i.e. shattered glass.
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- 1¼ lb. spicy bulk pork sausage
- ¼ cup water
- 14 oz. package classic coleslaw mix with cabbage and carrots
- ½ tsp. garlic powder
- 2 Tbsp toasted sesame oil
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 2 Tbsp. green onions, chopped
- 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
- 2 Tbsp. coconut aminos or tamari , or soy sauce for non-keto
- salt and black pepper, to taste
- 1 Tbsp. toasted sesame seeds Optional, for garnish
- Heat a large high-sided skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage and cook, breaking the meat into small pieces as it cooks, for approximately 5-6 minutes. Once sausage is no longer pink, remove from heat and carefully drain excess grease from pan. Safety Tip: Wipe off any excess fat that drips down the side of the pan before returning to burner.
- Return skillet to heat. Add water and scrape up brown bits from the bottom of the pan with a spatula. Reduce heat to medium and add coleslaw mix, garlic powder, sesame oil, ginger, and green onions. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and cook, stirring frequently, until the cabbage wilts and the carrot softens, approximately 4-5 minutes.
- Add rice vinegar and coconut aminos and stir to combine. Cook another 1-2 minutes or until heated through. Remove from heat and transfer to a serving platter or bowl. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds, if using, and serve immediately. Enjoy!
Serving Size:1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 368Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 9gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 726mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 16g
- 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
- 3 Tbsp fresh mint, crushed
- 1-2 Tbsp real maple syrup
- 3 Tbsp honey
- 3 cups water, divided
- ½ cups fresh lemon juice
- 1 cup club soda
- Ice cubes, to serve
- Optional Garnish: Mint sprigs, Fresh blueberries , Lemon wedges
- To prepare the blueberry maple simple syrup, combine the blueberries, mint, maple syrup, honey, and one quarter cup water in a small saucepan set over medium heat.
- Simmer until the mixture is heated through and starts to thicken, approximately 4-5 minutes. As the mixture simmers, gently press the blueberries with a wooden spoon to release juices while stirring to combine with the other ingredients.
- Remove from heat and pour through a fine mesh strainer to separate the solids. Reserve remaining liquid syrup and set aside to cool.
- Add lemon juice and remaining water to a large pitcher. Add blueberry maple simple syrup, to taste, and stir to combine.
- Fill 4 glasses with ice and fill each 2/3 full with the blueberry lemonade mixture. Top off each glass with some club soda and garnish with sprigs of fresh mint, blueberries, and/or lemon wedges, if desired. Enjoy!
Just a hint of real maple syrup is used in the simple syrup for this recipe. This adds a hint of rich maple goodness, without overpowering the other flavors.
Serving Size:1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 92Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 0gSodium: 37mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 1gSugar: 20gProtein: 1g