Recipe of the Week: Lil’ Blu’s Boozy Blueberry Lemonade
Kick back with this fun and refreshing beverage
By Compiled by Carley Schmidt
July 5, 2016
Nothing beats a refreshing glass of lemonade in the summer. But if you’re looking for additional fruity flavors with a little extra kick, this recipe for boozy blueberry lemonade should do the trick. Local mobile dining business Mobile Mavens, which operates the mobile bar Lil’ Blu among other wheeled wonders, puts a grown-up spin on the tangy beverage with a blueberry-infused vodka.
Mobile manager, Toby Kremple, recommends using vodka from Woodinville Whiskey Co. or Oola Distillery. Read on for the full instructions on how to make it.
Photo courtesy of Mobile Mavens
Lil’ Blu’s Boozy Blueberry Lemonade
750ml (25 ounces) vodka
1 cup fresh blueberries
Pour the entire bottle of vodka in a glass or porcelain container. Add the blueberries. Cover with a lid, and let the mixture soak for 3 days at room temperature. Once the flavor of the blueberries has thoroughly infused into the vodka, strain the blueberries and pour the vodka back in its original bottle until ready for use.
2 cups sugar
2 cups water
2 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice
In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar and water over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool completely. Once cooled, stir in lemon juice.
Pour into a large freezer-safe container and seal with a lid. Carefully transfer to freezer. Freeze until solid. When it’s completely frozen, move the container to the refrigerator to soften about 46 hours, or overnight.
Remove from refrigerator and scrape with a fork into a blender or food processor. Aerate the mixture by pulse blending until smooth. Keep cold until ready to serve. Pour or spoon 68 ounces of frozen lemonade into glasses and top with 1 ounce blueberry vodka. Serve immediately.