Blueberry Lemonade Soda

This recipe is so perfect for a summer drink at the beach, pool, or just in your backyard. This is a cute little recipe for anybody, and you don’t have to have a soda machine or a soda stream. You can use one for carbonating the water for this recipe, or you can buy non-flavored water. I think that this will be a great treat for the up coming Fourth Of July!

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Hope you enjoy,

The Oven Master

 

 

Blueberry Lemonade Soda

Found from Wine and Glue

-4 cups *carbonated water
-1 cup organic blueberry syrup (**or you can make your own)
-1 cup lemon juice
– Sugar to taste (about 3 tbsp)

In a large pitcher, mix all ingredients together…tasting along the way. If it’s too sweet, add more lemon juice. If it’s too tart, add more blueberry syrup. You can choose to add or omit the sugar (I think it’s sweet enough as is, so you can leave it out). Then chill and serve.

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*For carbonated water you have some choices. You can use regular club soda from any grocery store. Or you can carbonate your own, like we do. To carbonate your own water you will need a seltzer bottle or seltzer system like SodaStream. Like I said, we make homemade sodas all the time…so we use our own seltzer bottle. But if this is a one-time recipe for you, club soda will work just fine.

BLUEBERRY SYRUP
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20 ounces fresh blueberries, approximately 4 cups, rinsed and drained
2 cups water
7 ounces sugar
1 lime, juiced

Place the blueberries and the water into a medium saucepan, set over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove the saucepan from the heat and pour the mixture into a colander lined with cheesecloth that is set in a large bowl. Allow to cool for 15 minutes. Gather up the edges of the cheesecloth and squeeze out as much of the liquid as possible. Discard the skin and pulp. Return the blueberry juice to the saucepan along with the sugar and lime juice. Place over medium high heat and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and transfer to a heatproof glass container and place in the refrigerator, uncovered, until completely cooled.

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