Blueberry Lemonade Recipe With Basil

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This blueberry lemonade recipe is perfectly sweet and a little sour, just like lemonade should be. Add fresh basil for an amazing twist on this classic recipe. You will be amazed how addicting this recipe is.

blueberry lemonade with a sprig of basil and a teal straw on a white towel

This post was updated June 2019

Blueberry Lemonade Backstory

I don’t know about you, but I love super frosty cold delicious drinks in the summer. There is nothing quite like an ice cold lemonade after working hard in the garden!

This drink is a wonderful twist on the classic lemonade. It all started when I went to a friends birthday party with Libby and started chatting with a women at the party about gardening things, blueberry season, yada yada, and she started talking about this amazing blueberry basil lemonade.

In my mind I was thinking that it sounded fantastic right about now.

The next day, I started working on this delicious recipe to share with all of you!

This blueberry lemonade is perfectly sweet and a little sour, just like lemonade should be. Plus, the fresh basil adds a wonderful unique touch!

I’m kind of obsessed now! It’s super easy to throw together! I used my favorite Organic Lemonade (I got on sale for $1 at Kroger FYI), local berries, and basil straight from the garden!

Tips for making blueberry lemonade:

  • You can make the lemonade from scratch or cheat, like I do, and buy a organic lemonade.
  • If the idea of basil in your lemonade is too much, just leave it out. The recipe is still delicious.
  • Use the blender to make it quick and easy.
  • Strain out the blueberries for a pretties and less chunky drink.

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Tools you will need:

Blueberry Lemonade in a mason jar topped with basil. Frozen blueberry in a white dish behind it

How To Make Blueberry Lemonade

  1. Make lemonade from scratch or pick up your favorite natural lemonade. I chose the later route for convenience.
  2. Place blueberries and a few splashes of lemonade into a blender. Blend until blueberries are pureed.
  3. Add berry mixture to the rest of the lemonade and stir. Enjoy right away by straining the blueberry pulp out or follow the next steps to make it a fancy blueberry lemonade with basil. 
  4. Wash a handful of basil. With your hands, tear and rough up the basil so the flavors will easily infuse.
  5. Add basil to blueberry lemonade and refrigerate for at least 2-3 hours or overnight.
  6. Strain out blueberries and basil with a fine mesh strainer. Enjoy your refreshing lemonade or refrigerate for later.

Blueberry Basil Lemonade 1

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Blueberry Lemonade With Basil Recipe

Blueberry Lemonade

A delicious twist on the classic lemonade. This sweet and refreshing lemonade with blueberries and fresh basil will definitely be a crowd pleaser!
4.75 from 4 votes
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Author: Amy K
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 32 oz Organic lemonade homemade or store bought
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • Handful of fresh basil

Instructions

  • Place blueberries and a few splashes of lemonade into a blender and blend until blueberries are puree. Add berry mixture to the rest of the lemonade.
  • Wash a handful of basil. With your hands slightly tear and rough up the basil.
  • Add basil to lemonade and refrigerate mix for at least 2-3 hours or overnight.
  • Strain out blueberries and basil. Enjoy your refreshing blueberry basil lemonade or refrigerate for later.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 14mg | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin C: 1.8mg | Iron: 0.1mg
Course: Drinks
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8 Comments

  1. 4 stars
    Yum! I have been wanting to make this very drink for weeks now. You may have just given me the push I needed. We took the kids blue berry picking and have bags of fresh blueberries. My husband and I have enjoyed an adult version of this- organic lemonade with vodka and a handful of frozen blueberries thrown in! 🙂 I stopped by from the Link Party Palooza.

4.75 from 4 votes

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