This Sparkling Lemonade with Blueberries is exactly the sip we need to refresh during summer’s hottest months.
…plus, blueberries and lemons are a match-made in heaven!
When I think of summer, I think of carnivals. When I think of carnivals, I think of deep fried snacks, caramel popcorn and of course… fresh lemonade.
Carnivals really take me back to my childhood. Growing up, our family always had season passes to our city’s amusement park (La Ronde!). Also, whenever we’d spot a travelling fair, my dad would pull up and purchase a batch of tickets so that me and my siblings could enjoy.
So, to kick off this year’s summer, I decided to make my own lemonade… but with a twist. My Sparkling Lemonade with Blueberries gives me the nostalgia of days spent at the carnival, with a sweet addition of frozen blueberries and the spritz of sparkling water.
Frozen Blueberries vs. Fresh Blueberries
Depending on your taste, you can add either fresh or frozen blueberries to this refreshing beverage. However, there’s a difference between store-bought frozen berries to freezing them yourself.
Store-bought frozen fruit tend to be frozen in water and therefore, get soggy once unfrozen. Freezing fruits yourself involves washing fruits, allowing them to dry and then placing them in the freezer. Instead of getting soggy, they hold their shape.
I like adding frozen blueberries to this drink because then it eliminates the need for ice.
How to Make Your Own Sparkling Lemonade with Blueberries
Okay, folks – here it is… the recipe for my Sparkling Lemonade with Blueberries. It’s quick, refreshing and will take you back to those good ol’ days in the carnival!
- Ready-made lemonade
- Sparkling water
- Lemon slices
- ¼ cup frozen blueberries (blueberries that you have frozen yourself and not store-bought frozen blueberries)
In a large glass, add lemonade and sparkling water.
Add lemon slices and frozen blueberries.
Serve and enjoy! (This recipe makes enough for one serving)
Sparkling Lemonade with Blueberries
- 2 parts ready-made lemonade
- 1 part sparkling water
- 2-3 lemon slices
- ¼ cup frozen blueberries blueberries that you have frozen yourself and not store-bought frozen blueberries
- In a large glass, add lemonade and sparkling water.
- Add lemon slices and frozen blueberries.
- Serve and enjoy!