Blueberry Lemon Pina Colada (she: Jana)

DSCN2358qThere’s just something about a summer night that begs for a nice cool drink while lounging in your favorite chair (or even better…a hammock!) on your porch or patio.  Am I right?  I would be relaxing every night as the sun was going down, watching a beautiful sunset and sippin’ something wonderful if it weren’t for those pesky mosquitos!  I’m a magnet for them!  If anyone has a good trick to keeping them away that doesn’t include dousing yourself with disgusting insect repellant I’d LOVE to hear from you!

This is a favorite summertime drink of my families.  So refreshing!  And although the recipe includes Lemon-lime soda, it is really good without it as well.  You can also change out the blueberries for blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, or a combination of all!  I love that it is so versatile!

And what Father would not love to have a nice big cold glass of this brought to him on Father’s Day evening.  Tell him to go and relax and surprise him.  If the Father in your life is anything like my husband & Father, this will be one of the best gifts he’ll receive.  (Mine are pretty easy to please!)

blueberry lemon pina colada

Blueberry Lemon Pina Colada

1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (about 6-7 medium sized lemons)

2 cups cold water

2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries

1/2 cup sugar (we use equal amount of Stevia in ours)

3/4 cup Pina Colada Mixer

about 1 liter lemon-lime soda, whatever brand  you like

ice

lemons slices for garnish, if desired

Combine lemon juice, water, blueberries and sugar in a blender and blend until smooth.   Transfer to a 2 quart sized pitcher.  Add the pina colada and stir to combine.  Add lemon-lime soda to make 2 quarts.

Serve with ice and lemon slices.

And go watch the sunset!

Here’s a few other amazing drinks:  Frape (My Dad’s all-time favorite drink), Homemade Dry Ice Rootbeer, and Helen Jean Punch!

Make a different one each week and enjoy your summer nights!

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Jana
Jana is a mother of 4 who loves spending time in the kitchen. Baking is her specialty! Jana blogs with her 13 year old daughter over at Double the Deliciousness. When not in the kitchen creating delicious meals or decadent desserts, Jana likes spending time reading, attending her children's various activities, playing games, and painting...walls that is!
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Comments

  1. I’m I love with the variety of lemonade recipes, especially those mixing in blueberries. I can’t wait to try this recipe. Thank you so much for sharing.

    Natalie @ Confetti Diaries

  2. YUM! This sounds delicious and super light and refreshing. I never would have thought of adding blueberries to the pina colada mix.

  3. melinda says:

    That looks so yummy! I think you should make it at retreat. :)

  4. Mm… My hubby’s bday is tonight and we have some friends coming over. I will have to go out and buy some lemons so we can try this!
    You can try adding about 10 or so drops of an essential oil, maybe lavender or tea tree to a small/med sized spray bottle of water for the mosquitoes. Spray it all over yourself, the patio furniture, etc. :)

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