I bought a pretty hefty container of blueberries and decided to make a syrup with some of it. I may have been a bit over eager with the quantity I thought I could eat. I mean, a lot of little berries fit in the big package!
1 1/2 cup blueberries
1/4 cup sugar
1 tbs honey
1/4 cup water
In a small saucepan, cook blueberries, sugar, honey, and water over medium-low heat.
Gently mash the blueberries while stirring occasionally. Bring to a low boil.
Let cool to room temperature.
Strain through a wire sieve into a bowl. Gently press any remaining liquid out of the remaining skin.
Let chill in the refrigerator for an hour until cool.
Fill a glass with ice and fill half way with lemonade.
Add another 1/4 full of soda water, then 2-3 tbs blueberry syrup.
Add in a few blueberries and a straw. Voila!
It was good. The bubble addition isn’t necessary, but it did add some spunk. I used crystal light lemonade which is sweeter than tart.
suggested serving adaptations:
over ice cream
with berries on a cheese plate
This summer i decided that I need to ALWAYS have blueberry simple syrup in my fridge 🙂 I may or may not add a little vodka to my blueberry lemonade, too!