With an increasing number of people growing their own food, and shopping at farmers’markets, there is a growing demand for information on extending the life of your fruits. Put ‘em Up! Fruit (Storey Publishing, 2013) by Sherri Brooks Vinton is full of ways to store and use extra fruit. The following excerpt uses a homemade blueberry syrup recipe (also featured) to make this Blueberry Lemonade recipe.
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Blueberry Lemonade Recipe
I always serve a “mocktail” when I entertain—a special booze-free beverage. It gives kids a chance to enjoy a libation that’s a treat and gives the grown-ups an alternative to the bar if they would like one. This lemonade, refreshing to both young and old, is a welcome addition at any gathering.
• 1/2 cup Blueberry Syrup
• Juice of 4 lemons (about 1/2 cup)
• 1/4 cup sugar
• 4 cups water or seltzer
1. Combine the syrup, lemon juice, and sugar in a large pitcher and stir until the sugar dissolves.
2. Add the water or seltzer and stir to combine. Serve over ice. Makes 5 cups.
More Recipes from Put 'em Up! Fruit
• Blueberry Syrup recipe
• Limoncello recipe
• Lemon Pepper Martini recipe
• Classic Peach Jam recipe
• Marinated Shrimp Skewers recipe
Excerpted from Put ‘em Up! Fruit: A Preserving Guide and Cookbook © Sherri Brooks Vinton, photography © Jennifer May Photography, Inc. used with permission from Storey Publishing. Buy this book from our store: Put 'em Up! Fruit.