Happy Hour #3: Spiked Blueberry Lemonade


It's been three weeks back at work and it feels like three months.  I think I'm also wishing for spring and warmer weather.  I'm noticing that I'm really craving meals with fresh ingredients like the Chickpea Salad and the Zesty Bean Salad I made last week.  I've also noticed I've been pinning more ideas for gardening. 

What about you?  Are you wishing for warmer weather?  This drink would be perfect on a warm summer afternoon and I plan on making it again.  It's spiked blueberry lemonade and the recipe is from Veggie Belly.

This is a simple cocktail to make and you could easily make a big pitcher for a party.  Its just lemon juice, sugar and water to make lemonade.  When you add the blueberries, it makes the drink turn a real pretty pink.  My husband enjoys participaing in the Friday night Pin Junkie happy hour as well.  He commented on the pink, girly frou-frou color of the drink and the fruit in it and said he would never drink this in public.  I think he liked it though, since he finished it off pretty quick. 
If you need a girly pink drink or if you need a reminder that warmer weather is just around the corner, here's the recipe for spiked blueberry lemonade.  Enjoy and happy weekend!

(makes 8 cups)
1 cup sugar
1 cup lemon juice (I used bottled)
6 cups water
1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
Place all ingredients in a pitcher and stir till sugar dissolves. Muddle the blueberries a little using the back of a wooden spoon to release their juices and color. Taste and adjust sugar if needed. Serve chilled.
 

4 comments:

  1. Looks really good! I am ready for happy hour today! Have a great weekend!

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  2. I have a drink similar to this that I like to make- You use blueberry flavored vodka with lemonade! So good! :)

    Following now from the Grow Your Blog Hop!

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    1. Glad you're here! We'll be having another happy hour next Friday. Hope you can make it and thanks for following!

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  3. Reminders that summer are coming are always good! visiting today from the Harvest of Friends hop.

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