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Blueberry Mint Lemonade

Blueberry Mint Lemonade

Our Signature Blueberry Mint Lemonade Recipe

Homemade Blueberry Mint Lemonade

Perfect for a Vancouver Picnic!

Looking for the taste of a Vancouver summer? You won’t find a better pairing than our homemade blueberry lemonade, complete with local blueberries that just beg for picnic sipping. Tangy, sweet, and oh so refreshing, our blueberry lemonade has been a favourite for many at our catering events. We thought why not share the recipe so you can enjoy the drink in the comfort of your own backyard!

Truffles Fine Foods Blueberry Lemonade Recipe

The Not-So-Secret Ingredient

Not only does it hit the mark with flavour, but it’s as gorgeous looking as it tastes. After all, we eat with our eyes first! The blueberries create a delightful purple hue that brightens the drink and impresses anyone who sips it. If you want to wow your friends at your next cocktail party, this blueberry lemonade is sure to hit the mark.

As luck would have it, we’re in the midst of Vancouver’s blueberry season. From the fields of Abbotsford to the backyard containers of urban Vancouver gardeners, you can find local blueberries around every corner. Blueberry picking is one of our favourite activities, one that brings back waves of nostalgia and very very blue fingers.

At the end of blueberry picking, you oftentimes find yourself with more buckets of blueberries than you know what to do with. So, after your annual blueberry picking, set aside some of the tasty berries to make this untraditional yet beloved picnic drink.

Truffles Fine Foods Blueberry Lemonade Recipe

Homemade Blueberry Mint Lemonade

Are your tastebuds cheering for blueberry lemonade yet? Without further adieu, here is the recipe from our Truffles Fine Foods’ Executive Chef Dave Bell!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/4 cup frozen Blueberries
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 2/3 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 sprig of mint

Instructions

  1. Muddle blueberries and mint together
  2. Pour boiling water over sugar and stir until completely dissolved
  3. Add lemon juice, cold water and muddled blueberries and mint to the sugar water mixture
  4. Mix well
  5. Strain blueberries and mint using a fine sieve or cheesecloth before serving
  6. Serve over ice and garnish with a mint sprig.

The Best Pairing for Blueberry Mint Lemonade

Refreshing and filled with summer flavour, this drink is best enjoyed outdoors on a sunny day. For the perfect backdrop to enjoy your blueberry lemonade, join us at Vancouver’s VanDusen Botanical Garden for our Summer Gourmet Picnic. Enjoy a four-course meal inspired by Italian alfresco dishes, admission to the gardens, and you guessed it, our signature blueberry lemonade! To accommodate everyone, we have plant-based options and a kid’s menu available.

To see available timeslots and book your picnic, click here. Hurry, our Summer Gourmet Picnic is available for a limited time only!