Blueberry Sparkling Lemonade

This is a nice refreshing summer drink - tart, minty and sparkeling :) We made it a long time ago during my time in the USA, for a rooftop get together. It is a slightly modified recipe from one of my US cookbook magazine "Smart Cooking, The Costco Way".

I am usually not a big fan of ginger ale, but here it just fits beautifully. And you don't really need to stick to the recipe too much, you can use a little more blueberry lemonade mix so that it tastes a little sweeter, or a little more ginger ale then it tastes a little tarter, or just a little bit more of sparkeling water/club soda then it tastes more refreshing and lite.


Ingredients (about 6 glasses):

    Lemonade Mix:
    • 1 cup blueberries
    • 1 tablespoon sugar
    • 1 cup sparkling water (or club soda)
    • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
    Fill up the Glasses:
    • 12 fresh mint leaves
    • about 6 cups ice cubes 
    • 6 tablespoons blueberries 
    • about 2 cups ginger ale
    • about 2 cups sparkling water (or club soda)
    • 6 thin half slices of lemon (for garnish)
    • 6 mint sprigs (for garnish)


    1. Prepare the lemonade mix: In a blender, combine 1 cup blueberries, sugar, water and lemon juice. Blend till smooth. Strain through a fine mesh sieve.
    2. Fill the glasses: Put two mint leaves in each glass and fill with ice cubes. Top off with 1 tablespoon blueberries per glass. Add about 3/4 cup of the blueberry lemonade mix (till the glass is about 1/3 - 1/2 full). Top off with ginger ale and sparkeling water to taste. Stir and garnish with a lemon slice and a mint sprig.

    Note: How many glasses you get, actually depends on first, how tall the glasses are and second, how strong you want the blueberry lemonade. You can always add a little more or a little less of the lemonade mix.

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