Don’t settle for pink lemonade, try something blue this summer
- 4 cups water
- 1½ cups sugar
- Juice and zest of 6 lemons
- 1½ cup blackberries
- 1½ cup blueberries
- Heat 2 cups of water with sugar, until sugar dissolves. Continue to heat for 5 minutes or so until it starts to thicken.
- Add the rest of the water, zest and juice. Let cool to room temperature.
- Put the blueberries and blackberries in a blender and puree.
- Stir berries into the lemonade, cover and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours.
INFESTATION: Cultivated blueberries, the type most commonly found in the supermarket, are generally insect-free. Still they should be placed in a strainer or colander and washed thoroughly under running water. Wild uncultivated blueberries, typically found in mountainous areas, require special inspection due to the prevalence of the ‘blueberry maggot’ (worm). Each berry should be individually inspected for holes or other indications of worms.
- Cultivated blueberries should be placed in a strainer or colander and washed thoroughly under running water.
- Wild blueberries must be carefully examined after washing. Spread them on a white cloth or a sheet of freezer paper and look for holes or other indications of worms.
- Frozen Blueberries: Frozen Blueberries and other frozen fruits may be eaten with any washing or inspection, with the exception of frozen raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries which tend to be heavily infested.