I have been soooo lazy lately. So lazy, I have been exercising in bed, doing some leg lifts, or lifting light weights. So lazy, so dumb. What doesn’t help the lazy situation is the computer. I get really obsessed with a certain item I want, like 1960s flatware or whatever, and check etsy and ebay daily. Sometimes I find the same item on ebay and etsy, obviously posted by the same person. I just want to buy both and be “HA! Caught you! What are you going to do now!” But I don’t. This lazy week also translates into not wanting to cook. Ever. God I love the internet and online meal ordering. So I like to make things like drinks and smoothies because it makes me feel fancy and like I am accomplishing something. In a food blog world (lately) that has filled itself with colorful popsicles, I can’t help but think about them all the time.They have become the inspiration for this drink. I want to say summer in a glass, but I won’t (even thought I just did. Now would also be a good time to say sorry, not sorry, but I hate that saying). This Sparkling Blackberry Lemonade has the color pops I’ve been loving lately. This is a great drink to make for groups, and the sparkling-ness of the drink makes it light and refreshing. Yum. Enjoy!
Sparkling Blueberry Lemonade
Serves 4 to 6
1 cup fresh lemon juice (6 to 8 whole lemons)
2/3 cup superfine sugar
2 pints blueberries, pureed and strained (using a cheesecloth is best but not necessary)
1/2 cup St Germain (elderflower liqueur)
2 cups sparkling wine
1. Place lemon juice, sugar and 3 cups water into a pitcher and stir until sugar dissolves.
2. Add blueberries, elderflower liqueur and refrigerate.
3. When ready to serve, top with sparkling wine, ice and fresh blueberries. Stir and serve.