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Blueberry Lemon Balm Lemonade

A flavor-bursting combination of local blueberries and lemon balm makes for an incredibly refreshing summer drink!
Prep Time10 mins
steeping time1 hr

Equipment

  • large jar (at least 2 quarts)
  • wooden spoon or potato masher

Ingredients

  • cups sugar
  • 2 lemons sliced
  • 3 cups blueberries
  • 1.5 cups lemon juice bottled or fresh-squeezed will work
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 bunch lemon balm crumpled--this will allow the herb to release its flavor into the lemonade

Instructions

  • Use spoon or potato masher to mash sugar, sliced lemons, and blueberries together. The mashing will help release the oils from the lemon rinds. Stop when the blueberries are mostly liquid and the lemons are still intact.
  • Add lemon juice and water. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Add lemon balm and let steep for 1 hour in fridge. Enjoy over ice!