Are you tired of drink recipes yet? I can’t help it. We’ve been making a couple things every week. I even tried pureeing a cantaloupe to see what kind of cold drink I could make. (Note to self: don’t make a drink out of a fruit I don’t totally love.) And Jim makes a real tasty limonade, so dubbed by Claudia, which is an perfect mix of lemon and lime.
Anyway – this tasted really good but was a mess to make. I have to tell ya that Jim did all the work. He was going to do the lemons and I was in charge of the blueberries… but then Dani called and, you know… she is my sister and everything… so Jim ended up making the whole lemonade. So much for spending time together in the kitchen. He didn’t enjoy pressing all the blueberry puree through the strainer ~ he called it annoying ~ but we only have a small-holed sieve so it took a while. I don’t think he felt it was worth the effort, so I doubt we’d he’d make it again anytime soon.
Recipe: Blueberry Lemonade
(adapted from a Bobby Flay recipe)
3 c. blueberries
3/4 c. sugar
1 c. freshly squeezed lemon juice
3 c. cold water
Place the blueberries and sugar in a blender and puree. Place the lemon juice and water in a pitcher and strain the pureed blueberries through a sieve into the pitcher. Stir well and pour into tall ice-filled glasses.