Nov 26, 2020

Blueberry and Mint Lemonade (Using Lemon Sparkling Water)

A bottle of lemon sparkling water has been sitting in my fridge for months. It came along with a house guest, who brought over some soda, beers, and sparkling water. Well, soda was gone instantly. Beer, still one left and no one wants to touch it. Lemon sparkling water, we don't really drink sparkling water at home, but if mixing it with something fruity, something sweet, I should be able to see that bottle gone in no time.

Blueberry and mint lemonade -

Ingredients (for 2)?

Simple syrup:

  • 1/4 cup drinking water
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 drops vanilla extract 


  • 280ml lemon sparkling water
  • 100 grams fresh blueberries (plus extra for garnish)
  • 1 to 2 sprigs mint leaves
  • Few lemon slices
  • Some ice cubes


Mix 1/4 cup drinking water with equal amount of honey and 2 drops of vanilla extract. Stir till the honey has been fully dissolved in water.

Transfer fresh blueberries to a food processor and purée till smooth.

Use a jug for mixing if available. Add in blueberry purée and lemon sparkling water. Give it a few stir. Take a fine-mesh strainer and pour the juice through it to a pitcher set below. Push the pulp down to get more juice from it.

Even though we don't need the pulp here, doesn't mean it's worthless. In fact, I simply scoop it out with a spoon and eat it right away. Packed with antioxidants, of course I'm going to have few mouthful of such nutritious boost. 

Pour some simple syrup to the pitcher and mix till blended. Taste and add more simple syrup if a sweeter taste is preferred.

Pour to individual serving glasses. Add in few ice cubes in each glass, garnish with fresh mint leaves, lemon slices, and extra blueberries.

If you're not sure how much simple syrup you're going to use, you can always make more and store unused portion in the fridge. Just remember the basic idea is equal amount of sweetener to equal amount of water.

A success transformation for the lemon sparkling water to a much upgraded and desirable drink. Now all I have to do is trying to figure out how to get rid of that beer.

Extended reading:

Strawberry lemonade for two


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