Red, White, and Blue Lemonade 

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 10 minutes



  • 1 1/2 cup blueberries, divided
  • 1 pint strawberries, divided
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 7 cups water, divided
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 apples
  • Ice


Slice half of the strawberries, then set aside for now.

Add the sugar and 2 cup water to a medium saucepan. Heat over medium until the sugar dissolves, then add 1 cup of blueberries and the sliced strawberries. Bring the mix to a boil and cook until the fruit begins to break down, about 5 to 10 minutes.

Strain the mix to remove solids, and let cool.

Meanwhile, cut the remaining strawberries in half, leaving some whole for garnish. Slice the apples into thick rings, then cut with a cookie cutter into star shapes. Dip these in the lemon juice as needed to prevent browning.

In a large pitcher, whisk together the cooled syrup with the lemon juice, water, apples, blueberries (leave a small handful out for garnish), and halved strawberries.

If desired, top with ice to chill the rest of the way, otherwise refrigerate.