Thyme infused blueberry elderflower lemonade
This time of the year is amazing for berry lovers! The Saturday market the last weekend was flooded with berries of all kinds, and were reasonably priced. While the excess produce levees a positive impact on the produce prices for the consumers, it also renders people like me into a deep dilemma of which ones to get for home. I decided to get them all, so my fridge is filled with buckets of cherries, blueberries, and strawberries.
Blueberry is such a classic and all year round berry. I love that they quite always are sweet, don't mess up one's hands or clothes, and adapt very easily into every recipe. We mostly consume blueberries with some Greek yogurt for dessert, or as a compote with pancakes or yogurt (again!), or just good 'ol fluffy blueberry pancakes, or smoothies, hmmm this list doesn't end. Despite these choices, I realized we never made any blueberry infused drink at home. I typically stay away from infusing things that can be consumed just like that, so I chose to puree it into a lemonade, and to sweeten it, we used some of the elderflower cordial we have been enjoying for a while now. All in all, it made for the perfect after-work refreshment for us!
Time to prepare: 10 minutes + 1 hour to chill & infuse
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- A few stems of Thyme with leaves intact
- 50ml Elderflower cordial
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 liter cold water
- 1 tbsp honey
- Blitz the blueberries in a food processor
- Add all the ingredients except the thyme with the blueberry puree and mix thoroughly. Strain into a storage bottle to ensure all blueberry bits have been filtered out.
- Insert the thyme stems into the bottle and store in the refrigerator for at least an hour.