Georgia Blueberry Lemonade

Written by Denise Sawyer on Tuesday, June 12, 2012.

I like to surprise my guests with something special to drink so I'm always thinking up different variations of lemonade or sweet tea.   We love to add fresh mint to sweet tea and add a couple tablespoons of maraschino cherry juice and four or five cherries to fresh squeezed lemonade makes it down right to die for.

Recently, I played around with creating a different flavored lemonade - blueberry lemonade.  It turned out delicious and refreshing!

It actually tastes lighter than it looks.  It is zippy, thanks to the lemons, with just enough blueberry flavor.  This would make a great signature drink for your Fourth of July bash!!  Serve it up with more frozen whole blueberries and some cute blue or red striped straws to really knock your guests out!

Here's how to mix up a batch:
(makes 2 quarts)

1 cup Georgia Blueberries
1 cup sugar
1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
6 cups water (or enough to make a full two quarts)

Blend the sugar and Georgia blueberries together in a blender.  Strain the mixture through a mesh strainer or sieve.  Add the lemon juice and 1 cup of hot water. (The hot water will ensure the sugar melts).  Then add the rest of the water to fill the pitcher to 2 quarts.

Serve over ice and enjoy!

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Denise Sawyer

Denise Sawyer, official food blogger for the Commission, has kicked off the blueberry season with a blog post on the Commission’s website about visiting local blueberry farms with her family.  To see her latest blog post, click here.  To check out her website, visit

Comments (14)

  • Jennae @ Green & Gorgeous
    Jennae @ Green & Gorgeous
    14 June 2012 at 22:14 |

    This looks absolutely delicious. I love blueberries, but I never would've thought to add them to lemonade. But I love the idea of those combined flavors. How did you decide to blend the sugar and strawberries together?

  • Jennae @ Green & Gorgeous
    Jennae @ Green & Gorgeous
    14 June 2012 at 22:17 |

    Whoops...I meant to say sugar and blueberries.'s late :)

  • Julie Winters
    Julie Winters
    14 June 2012 at 22:36 |

    I think this sounds yummy and something I could even make! I'm gonna try it this weekend. :)

  • Sandy
    14 June 2012 at 23:16 |

    Your blueberry lemonade sounds delicious! Can't wait to try out this recipe. Thanks!

  • Sandy
    15 June 2012 at 02:36 |

    Sounds really good.

  • Pat Clark
    Pat Clark
    15 June 2012 at 03:43 |

    Sounds great! I can't wait to try it.

  • Greg
    15 June 2012 at 06:35 |

    Sounds yummy...we will definitely be trying this one soon.

  • Sandy White
    Sandy White
    15 June 2012 at 07:33 |

    This is a very good piece and I love blueberries, but I never
    thought of using them in lemonade. I am going to try this next time we have a get together this summer. Thanks Denise

  • Carol M
    Carol M
    15 June 2012 at 08:28 |

    I love this idea! and what a beautiful color.

  • Iris Jones
    Iris Jones
    15 June 2012 at 08:46 |

    Great recipe. I have fresh blueberries growing next to my garden and have been enjoying them in my cereal every morning. I will try your drink this weekend. I am looking forward to giving it a taste.

  • Jessica N
    Jessica N
    15 June 2012 at 09:03 |

    Sounds great, I can't wait to try it!

  • Dan Greene
    Dan Greene
    15 June 2012 at 09:27 |

    Just got some fresh blueberries. Sounds like something good to try.

  • Sonja Barker
    Sonja Barker
    15 June 2012 at 16:09 |

    Great idea Denise! I am gonna give it a try this weekend and I think I will make it to take to our family 4th of July party!!

  • DocWakefield
    15 June 2012 at 19:57 |

    Sounds wonderful. I mix Fresca with different juices and particularly well with limes and white grape juice.

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