Sparkling Blueberry Maple Lemonade

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A drink so refreshing with a subtle happy note! To cool off on a hot day or to have something to enjoy at parties, try this Sparkling Blueberry Maple Lemonade recipe. The simple syrup for this recipe contains a hint of real maple syrup and gives a touch of rich maple taste without dominating the other flavors.

To make an adult version, add a splash of fruit-infused vodka. Then, we suggest you make a pitcher or two of this refreshing lemonade to share with friends and family on a hot summer day, even without the alcohol. It’s also great for backyard barbecues, picnics, and gatherings!

 

What is sparkling juice?

Sparkling juices are fizzy juices that have been carbonated. Natural carbonation is used in the most expensive sparkling juices. After a brief fermentation period to achieve natural carbonation, the juice is flash-pasteurized.

How To Make a Sugar- Free Version? Sparkling Blueberry Maple Lemonade

To make this Sparkling Blueberry Mapple Lemonade drink sugar-free, you can add honey or stevia to substitute sugar. But as with any substitutions and adjustments, use your best judgment.

What are the ingredients?

With 20 minutes of prep time, you can already have this Sparkling Blueberry Maple Lemonade. For this recipe, you are going to need the following ingredients:

  • Fresh or frozen blueberries
  • Fresh mint, crushed
  • Real maple syrup
  • Honey
  • Water, divided
  • Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Club Soda
  • Ice cubes

Optional Garnish:

  • Mint sprigs
  • Fresh blueberries
  • Lemon wedges

What are the steps in making Sparkling Blueberry Maple Lemonade?

To prepare this recipe, you must combine the blueberries, mint, maple syrup, honey, and one-quarter cup of water in a small saucepan set over medium heat.

Then,  simmer until the mixture is heated through and thicken, approximately 4-5 minutes. As the mixture simmers, gently press the blueberries with a wooden spoon to release juices while stirring to combine with the other ingredients.

Next is to remove it from heat and pour it through a fine-mesh strainer to separate the solids. Reserve remaining liquid syrup and set aside to cool. 

Then, add lemon juice and remaining water to a large pitcher. Add blueberry maple simple syrup to taste, and stir to combine.

 Finally, fill four glasses with ice and fill each 2/3 full with the blueberry lemonade mixture. If desired, top off each glass with some club soda and garnish with sprigs of fresh mint, blueberries, and/or lemon wedges. Enjoy! 

 

Yield: 4 Servings

Sparkling Blueberry Maple Lemonade

Sparkling Blueberry Maple Lemonade

Just a hint of real maple syrup is used in the simple syrup for this recipe. This adds a touch of rich maple goodness without overpowering the other flavors. 

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 1 c. fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 3 T. fresh mint, crushed
  • 1-2 T. real maple syrup
  • 3 T. honey, preferably local
  • 3 c. water, divided
  • ½ c. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 c. club soda
  • Ice cubes, to serve

Optional Garnish:

  • Mint sprigs
  • Fresh blueberries
  • Lemon wedges

Instructions

Maple syrup, honey, and one-quarter cup of water in a small saucepan set over medium heat.

Simmer until the mixture is heated through and starts to thicken, approximately 4-5 minutes. As the mixture simmers, gently press the blueberries with a wooden spoon to release juices while stirring to combine with the other ingredients.

Remove from heat and pour through a fine-mesh strainer to separate the solids. Reserve remaining liquid syrup and set aside to cool. 

Add lemon juice and remaining water to a large pitcher. Add blueberry maple simple syrup, to taste, and stir to combine.

Fill 4 glasses with ice and fill each 2/3 full with the blueberry lemonade mixture. Top off each glass with some club soda and garnish with sprigs of fresh mint, blueberries, and/or lemon wedges, if desired. Enjoy! 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 110Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 12mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 2gSugar: 24gProtein: 1g

These nutritional calculations might not be accurate. Please speak with a licensed nutritionist to assist you.

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