Outback Blueberry Lavender Lemonade Recipe: A Delicious Twist on Classic Lemonade

  • By: Michael Barnes
  • Time to read: 7 min.

Outback Blueberry Lavender Lemonade is a refreshing and floral twist on a classic lemonade recipe.

I am thrilled to share my impressions of the Outback Blueberry Lavender Lemonade.

First, let’s talk about the appearance of this drink. It has a beautiful, deep purple color that is simply mesmerizing. It’s clear and bright, with a slight frothy head on top. The color alone is enough to make me want to try it!

Next, let’s discuss the aroma. As soon as I pour a glass of this lemonade, I am struck by the delightful, floral scent of lavender. It’s balanced perfectly with the sweet and tangy aroma of the blueberries and lemon juice. The combination is simply divine and sets the stage for a truly exceptional taste experience.

Outback Blueberry Lavender Lemonade Recipe: A Delicious Twist on Classic Lemonade

And now, let’s move on to the taste. This lemonade is truly a masterpiece! The blueberry and lavender flavors are perfectly balanced, with neither overpowering the other. The tartness of the lemon juice is just enough to cut through the sweetness of the blueberries and lavender, making for a perfectly balanced and refreshing drink. I am blown away by how well the flavors work together in this lemonade.

Overall, I am extremely impressed by the Outback Blueberry Lavender Lemonade. It is a truly unique and delicious drink that I would highly recommend to anyone looking for something special and refreshing. The combination of flavors is simply divine, and the beautiful color and aroma only add to the experience. I am thrilled to give this lemonade my highest recommendation!

Outback Blueberry Lavender Lemonade Ingredients

IngredientDescription
Fresh blueberriesBlueberries are small, sweet, and juicy fruit that are native to North America. They are a good source of antioxidants and are often used in cooking and baking. In this recipe, the blueberries add a sweet, fruity flavor and a beautiful purple color to the lemonade.
Dried lavenderLavender is a fragrant herb that is often used in cooking and aromatherapy. It has a floral, slightly sweet and earthy flavor. In this recipe, the dried lavender adds a unique and refreshing floral note to the lemonade.
Granulated sugarSugar is a sweet, crystalline substance that is often used to add sweetness to baked goods and drinks. In this recipe, the sugar helps to sweeten the lemonade and balance out the tartness of the lemon juice.
WaterWater is a clear, tasteless liquid that is essential for life. In this recipe, water is used to dissolve the sugar and create the blueberry lavender syrup.
Freshly squeezed lemon juiceLemon juice is a sour, yellowish liquid that is extracted from lemons. It is often used to add a tart, citrus flavor to foods and drinks. In this recipe, the lemon juice adds a refreshing tang to the lemonade and helps to balance out the sweetness of the blueberries and lavender.
IngredientQuantity
Fresh blueberries1 cup
Dried lavender1 tablespoon
Granulated sugar1 cup
Water1 cup + 4 cups
Freshly squeezed lemon juice1 cup (about 6 lemons)

Equipment To make Outback Blueberry Lavender Lemonade

EquipmentDescription
Small saucepanA saucepan is a type of pot with high sides and a long handle that is used for cooking on the stove. In this recipe, the saucepan is used to make the blueberry lavender syrup.
Large pitcherA pitcher is a type of container with a wide opening and a handle that is used for storing and serving liquids. In this recipe, the pitcher is used to mix the blueberry lavender syrup, lemon juice, and water to make the lemonade.
Fine-mesh sieveA fine-mesh sieve is a type of strainer with a fine wire mesh that is used to separate solids from liquids. In this recipe, the sieve is used to strain the blueberry lavender syrup and remove the solids.
SpoonA spoon is a utensil with a flat or rounded bowl and a handle that is used for stirring, scooping, and serving food. In this recipe, a spoon is used to stir the blueberry lavender syrup as it cooks and to mix the ingredients together in the pitcher.
Lemon juicerA lemon juicer is a tool that is used to extract the juice from lemons. In this recipe, a lemon juicer is used to squeeze the lemons and extract the juice for the lemonade.
Ice cube trayAn ice cube tray is a container with small compartments that is used to make ice cubes. In this recipe, the ice cube tray is used to make ice cubes to serve with the lemonade. (optional)

Instruction on how to make Outback Blueberry Lavender Lemonade

  1. In a small saucepan, combine 1 cup of fresh blueberries, 1 tablespoon of dried lavender, 1 cup of granulated sugar, and 1 cup of water.
  2. Place the saucepan over medium heat and bring the mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  3. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes, or until the blueberries have burst and the mixture has thickened slightly.
  4. Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve, pressing on the solids to extract as much liquid as possible. Discard the solids.
  5. In a large pitcher, combine the blueberry lavender syrup, 1 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 6 lemons), and 4 cups of cold water. Stir well to combine.
  6. Taste and adjust the sweetness or tartness to your preference, adding more sugar or lemon juice as needed.

To serve the Outback Blueberry Lavender Lemonade, follow these steps

  1. Fill a glass with ice cubes.
  2. Pour the lemonade over the ice.
  3. Garnish the lemonade with fresh blueberries and lavender sprigs, if desired.
  4. Serve the lemonade immediately and enjoy!

Alternatively, you can also serve the lemonade without ice, over a large ice block, or as a slushie by blending it with ice in a blender.

FAQ

Can I use frozen blueberries instead of fresh blueberries in this recipe?

Yes, you can use frozen blueberries in this recipe. Just be sure to thaw them first and drain any excess liquid before adding them to the saucepan with the sugar and water.

Can I use store-bought lemon juice instead of freshly squeezed lemon juice in this recipe?

Yes, you can use store-bought lemon juice in this recipe. Just be sure to use a high-quality, 100% pure lemon juice, rather than a lemon-flavored drink mix or concentrate.

Can I use a different type of sugar in this recipe, such as brown sugar or agave nectar?

Yes, you can use a different type of sugar in this recipe, such as brown sugar or agave nectar. However, keep in mind that these sugars will alter the flavor and color of the lemonade, so you may need to adjust the recipe accordingly.

Can I make this lemonade in advance and store it in the fridge?

Yes, you can make this lemonade in advance and store it in the fridge. Just be sure to transfer it to an airtight container and store it in the fridge for up to 3 days. You may need to adjust the sweetness or tartness before serving, as the flavors may change slightly upon refrigeration.

Can I make this lemonade into a cocktail by adding alcohol?

Yes, you can certainly make this lemonade into a cocktail by adding your choice of alcohol. Some suggestions include vodka, gin, or white rum. Just be sure to add the alcohol to the pitcher with the rest of the ingredients and stir well to combine. You may also want to adjust the sweetness or tartness of the lemonade to your preference before adding the alcohol.

Outback Blueberry Lavender Lemonade Recipe: A Delicious Twist on Classic Lemonade
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Outback Blueberry Lavender Lemonade Recipe

Outback Blueberry Lavender Lemonade is a refreshing and floral twist on a classic lemonade recipe.
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blueberry, lavender, sugar, juice
Servings: 1
Calories: 100kcal
Author: Michael Barnes
Cost: $5

Equipment

  • 1 Small saucepan
  • 1 Large pitcher
  • 1 Fine-mesh sieve
  • 1 Spoon
  • 1 Lemon juicer
  • 1 Ice cube tray (optional)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Fresh blueberries
  • 1 tbsp Dried lavender
  • 1 Granulated sugar
  • 1 cup +4 cups Water
  • 1 cup Freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 6 lemon)

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan, combine 1 cup of fresh blueberries, 1 tablespoon of dried lavender, 1 cup of granulated sugar, and 1 cup of water.
  • Place the saucepan over medium heat and bring the mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  • Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes, or until the blueberries have burst and the mixture has thickened slightly.
  • Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve, pressing on the solids to extract as much liquid as possible. Discard the solids.
  • In a large pitcher, combine the blueberry lavender syrup, 1 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 6 lemons), and 4 cups of cold water. Stir well to combine.
  • Taste and adjust the sweetness or tartness to your preference, adding more sugar or lemon juice as needed.

Notes

  • If you prefer a sweeter lemonade, you can add more sugar to the blueberry lavender syrup or to the final mixture. Just be sure to taste and adjust the sweetness to your preference.
  • If you prefer a tarter lemonade, you can add more lemon juice to the final mixture. Just be sure to taste and adjust the tartness to your preference.
  • If you don’t have dried lavender on hand, you can use fresh lavender sprigs instead. Just be sure to remove the stems and flowers from the sprigs before adding them to the saucepan with the blueberries and sugar.
  • If you don’t have a fine-mesh sieve, you can use a regular strainer or even a cheesecloth to strain the blueberry lavender syrup. Just be sure to use a spoon or spatula to press on the solids to extract as much liquid as possible.
  • If you want to add some sparkle to your lemonade, you can mix in a splash of club soda or sparkling water before serving. Just be sure to taste and adjust the sweetness or tartness to your preference before adding the sparkle.
  • If you want to make this lemonade into a slushie, you can blend it with ice in a blender until smooth. Just be sure to taste and adjust the sweetness or tartness to your preference before blending.

Nutrition

Calories: 100kcal

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