Monthly Munchies: May

Blueberry Lemonade



  • 1 cup of blueberries
  • ¾ cups of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ cups of granulated sugar




Step 1-  To make the blueberry syrup, combine the sugar and 1 cup of water into a medium saucepan and warm on medium heat, stirring constantly until the sugar has dissolved. Stir in the blueberries and bring to a boil; then reduce the heat and simmer until the blueberries have broken down, should be about 3-4 minutes. 


Step 2- Now strain blueberry mixture through a cheesecloth or a fine sieve; then let it cool.


Step 3- In a large pitcher, whist together the blueberry syrup, lemon juice and 5 cups of water. Place in the refrigerator until chilled.


Step 4- Can serve over ice and fresh blueberries, if desired.


Enjoy your refreshing beverage!


Lavender Lemonade



  • 6 cups of water, divided
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of dried lavender
  • ¾ cups of fresh lemon juice 




Step 1-  To begin, bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Remove from heat and pour over sugar until it is fully dissolved.

Step 2- Next comes the lavender; stir in dried lavender buds and let it sit for about an hour. (or up to 2 hours, just for a stronger taste if you prefer.)

Step 3- Now combine lemon juice and the lavender syrup into a pitcher. 

Step 4- Add the remaining four cups of water and stir well.

*optional add some fresh mint and let it sit overnight for best results.

Step 5- Lastly be creative, add some garnish of lemon slices, lavender, and mint. 


Now you have a delightful freshly made pitcher of Lavender Lemonade made by you!