Blueberry lemonade

Blueberry lemonade

https://www.coop.co.uk/recipes/blueberry-lemonade

This fruity mocktail makes the most of fresh blueberries with a homemade berry syrup - it's vegan and gluten free too

  • Feeds 2Feeds 2
  • Ready in 15 minutes

Each serving contains

  • Energy
    4%
    314kj 71kcal
  • Fat
    Low 0%
    0.1g
  • Saturates
    Low 0%
    0g
  • Sugar
    High 18%
    16.5g
  • Salt
    Low 0%
    0g

% of adult’s reference intake | Carbohydrates per serving : 18g

Ingredients

  • 150g Co-op British† blueberries
  • Zest and juice of 2 lemons
  • 75g Fairtrade caster sugar
  • Sparkling water, to serve

Method

For the blueberry syrup:

  1. Simmer the blueberries in 150ml water, juice and zest of 1 lemon, and caster sugar in a pan for about 5 mins, until the berries have broken down
  2. Push through a sieve, then leave the liquid to cool
  3. Store for up to a week in a 250ml sterilised bottle (wash it in hot, soapy water first, then put in the oven on a low heat for 10-15 mins)

For the mocktail:

  1. Pare the zest of the other lemon and set aside. Squeeze all the lemon juice into a jug, then pour in 100ml blueberry syrup, or more to taste, and stir to combine
  2. Add lots of ice and twists of lemon zest, then top up with sparkling water