The Speckled Palate
July 31, 2015

Spiked Blueberry Lemonade

Celebrate the weekend by making this naturally sweetened Spiked Blueberry Lemonade! Fresh lemon juice is combined with honey simple syrup, water and frozen blueberries in the blender, then add in a shot or two of vodka for a perfect summer cocktail!

Celebrate the weekend by making this naturally sweetened Spiked Blueberry Lemonade! Fresh lemon juice is combined with honey simple syrup, water and frozen blueberries in the blender, then add in a shot or two of vodka for a perfect summer cocktail!

It has been A. WEEK.

Y’all.

Could we take a moment to talk about how thankful I am that it’s Friday and that our air conditioner installation is DONE? Because that’s how I feel. And that’s where I’m at.

Aaaaaaaand I’ve needed a drink like this, oh, all darn week. Especially Wednesday… when the A/C folks arrived a bit late, then a pipe in our irrigation system decided to burst, flooding our lawn and street for a few hours until we could get the water turned off.

It was awesome.

And when I say awesome, I mean incredibly, stupidly stressful.

Celebrate the weekend by making this naturally sweetened Spiked Blueberry Lemonade! Fresh lemon juice is combined with honey simple syrup, water and frozen blueberries in the blender, then add in a shot or two of vodka for a perfect summer cocktail!

I’m not someone who will tell you, “Oh, just go make yourself a drink!” when the going gets stressful, but there were several moments where a drink sounded like the only thing that might keep me from losing my mind on Wednesday.

I made it through, though. Without alcohol. But with the help of friends and my husband.

And now? I am lounging in a ridiculously cold house.

So Friday for the win!

Celebrate the weekend by making this naturally sweetened Spiked Blueberry Lemonade! Fresh lemon juice is combined with honey simple syrup, water and frozen blueberries in the blender, then add in a shot or two of vodka for a perfect summer cocktail!

This boozy lemonade is a new favorite of mine. It’s super simple to make. It’s super tasty. And if you’re into a cocktail that requires sipping due to said drink being strong? Well, this is for you.

If you like less strong drinks, simply add less vodka.

And if you don’t like alcohol in your drinks, avoid the vodka and call it a day.

This drink is a winner across the board. And I totally suggest making one, especially if you’re having a rough week. It would also be perfect to keep cool beside the pool or to sip at a picnic.

Here’s how you make it:

Celebrate the weekend by making this naturally sweetened Spiked Blueberry Lemonade! Fresh lemon juice is combined with honey simple syrup, water and frozen blueberries in the blender, then add in a shot or two of vodka for a perfect summer cocktail!
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Spiked Blueberry Lemonade

Course Drink
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 cocktails
Author Erin Parker Skinner, The Speckled Palate

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup honey simple syrup
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 4 oz . vodka

Instructions

  1. In a blender, combine all the ingredients.
  2. Blend together until smooth.
  3. Pour over ice (or chill) and enjoy!

Celebrate the weekend by making this naturally sweetened Spiked Blueberry Lemonade! Fresh lemon juice is combined with honey simple syrup, water and frozen blueberries in the blender, then add in a shot or two of vodka for a perfect summer cocktail!

How has your week been?

7 Comments

  1. Eileen

    That definitely sounds like a stressful week! It must be such a relief to have it all be over. A glass of this beautiful lemonade sounds like a great way to take a deep breath and kick off a more relaxing weekend. 🙂

    • Erin

      It wasn’t the best week, Eileen, but I’m thrilled that it’s all done. And this lemonade is a fantastic way to take a deep breath AND kick off a relaxing weekend. I hope you’re having a good one!

  2. Whitney

    OMG these look absolutely delicious!! I LOVE those glasses too — super cute!! And now that its the weekend I don’t feel too guilty about having a boozy drink. I’ll have to try these! Yum! Pinning!

    • Erin

      Thanks so much, Whitney! I love those glasses, as well, and I wish they were sturdier — I’ve already broken one because the glass is super thin! Enjoy this boozy drink — it’s perfect for the weekend. And it’s not all bad for you. You know, since it’s naturally sweetened and stuff… 😉

  3. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    Oh my gosh A/C installation. I remember ours at our last house and I’m dreading this one. It’s always the hottest day of the year even if it’s only spring!! Love this cocktail, I’d drink one right now if I could!

  4. Julia

    Ah yeah, if my AC was broken, I probably would be drinking (or stationed at an air conditioned bar) until it got fixed, lol! This bluuueberry delight looks amazing! Definitely a fresh and fun cocktail to get through the week and celebrate the weekend!

  5. Ashley

    Yay for blueberry lemonade!! I love that you spiked yours! Perfect for after one of those weeks 🙂 And seriously, can we talk about those glasses??? I kinda feel like I need those in my life!

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