Blueberry mint lemonade

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Are you looking for a fresh and tasty take on a summer classic? Try this blueberry mint lemonade inspired by one of the lemonade flavors at the ironically named SoCal favorite restaurant Lemonade. In honor of the recent opening of San Francisco’s first Lemonade opening on Mission Street, we’ve created a DIY version of one of their most popular lemonade flavors.

Serves 4

What you’ll need:

3/4 cup lemon juice

2 1/2 cup water

1 cup fresh mint

1 cup blueberries

1/3 cup of agave nectar

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You’re going to need lemons, blueberries (fresh or frozen), mint, a type of sweetener and ice for serving.

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First, cut your lemons in half and start juicing them on a lemon juicer. Make sure to strain the juice for seeds after you are finished juicing.

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Allison David/Staff

Continue juicing lemons until you have 3/4 cups of lemon juice and pour into your blender.

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Allison David/Staff

Measure out 2 1/2 cups of water and add it to your blender.

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Allison David/Staff

Tear the mint leaves and rinse. Measure out one cup of mint and add to blender.

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Allison David/Staff

Rinse and add one cup of fresh blueberries or add one cup of frozen blueberries to the blender.

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Allison David/Staff

Finally add 1/3 cup of agave nectar or your choice of sweetener.

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Allison David/Staff

Blend all of your ingredients on the slowest speed so the contents do not spray out of the blender.

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Allison David/Staff

Next, strain the lemonade so you do not have loose particles of blueberry and mint leaves. It’ll give your lemonade a smooth consistency.

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Allison David/Staff

Lastly, enjoy! If you want to add a little kick to your drink (and you’re legal of course), this drink turns easily into a vodka cocktail.

Contact Allison David at [email protected].