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Red,-White,-and-Blue-Lemonade

Red, White, and Blue Lemonade

This strawberry blueberry lemonade is as refreshing and flavorful as it is patriotic. Make it star spangled with apples and a star shaped cookie cutter.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Non-Alcoholic Drinks
Cuisine Heartland
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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.

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