Monday, July 2, 2012

All Natural Red, White and Blue Lemonade

The Fourth of July is almost here! I do especially love everything about this holiday: the cheesy decor, the patriotic songs, backyard barbecues with friends, and fireworks. 

Sadly, with all the terrible fires in Colorado and one in Wheatland, there's currently a fireworks ban in our town. So no sparklers for us. I did pick up some of those Pop-Its things that you throw on the pavement. I need to find out from my fire chief father-in-law if they're usually part of fireworks bans or not. I'm really hoping they aren't because I love those things. I like to live dangerously. 

But anyhow, we can still have a cookout - yay! I'm kind of a hamburger aficionado (I'm pretty sure that's a real thing) so that's probably what we'll be eating. When I was a little girl I would frequently ask, "Daddy, could you make big juicy hamburgers on your grill tonight?" He likes to text me that quote whenever he's grilling hamburgers. 

I know most people want a beer at their barbecue but honestly, I would rather have a lemonade. And I thought that with the upcoming holiday, today was the perfect time to share with y'all a simple recipe for all-natural lemonade. 

Whisk together equal parts lemon juice and honey. I used 1 1/2 cups of each which yields 8 servings. 

Add in water. 

Then just add in blueberries, ice cubes and strawberries to make it red, white and blue!  . 

Also, right now Target has cute little star ice cube trays in their $1 section so if you want to be really ambitious and fun you could make those. I was not ambitious. Oh well. 


All-Natural Red, White and Blue Lemonade
Yields 8 servings

1 1/2 cups lemon juice
1 1/2 cups honey
64 ounces cool water
2 cups blueberries (fresh or frozen)
2 cups strawberries, sliced

In a large pitcher, whisk together lemon juice and honey. Once the honey has dissolved, pour in water. Layer the strawberries, ice and blueberries to create a red, white, and blue effect. 

This post is linked to Honey We're Home


  1. Cute new picture up top! I really like your drinking lemonade holder too, very cute. This looks like a great recipe, Id rather have lemonade at my bbq too. Its a bummer about the 4th, but the fires are much worse.

    1. Thanks! I recently picked up the drink dispenser at Walmart for somewhere around $10. It's glass and I've been really happy with it so far.

      The fires are breaking my heart. I hate seeing how much damage they're causing and it seems like a new one flares up every day.

  2. Looks pretty and probably tastes great. Of course I'm a beer fan so I could drink that. Or this ... with a dash of vodka? Maybe?

    1. Yes! I may or may not have splashed a bit of vodka in my lemonade last night. :)


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