Cool down this summer with my refreshing Blueberry Mint Limeade. Fresh lime juice, vibrant blueberries, and aromatic mint come together in this colorful drink.
Thank you to the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council for sponsoring this post! As always, all blueberry-loving opinions are 100% my own.
Now that we're in the middle of summer, it's usually in the 90s and incredibly humid down here in South Florida. Which means that I'm always looking for a thirst-quenching beverage to cool down with!
And although a nice tall glass of ice water is usually my drink of choice, I also love fun summer drinks. Enter my Blueberry Mint Limeade.
A little bit sweet and a little bit tart, my Blueberry Mint Limeade is like a cross between lemonade and a mojito. Fresh lime juice, vibrant blueberries, and aromatic mint come together in this colorful, refreshing drink.
It's perfect for your next backyard barbecue and can even be kicked up a notch with a splash of rum or vodka for an adult version!
I created this dish because my daughter loves homemade lemonade but I was trying to come up with something new. So I decided to use limes instead of lemons.
And since I always have a carton of blueberries in my fridge, I figured they would be the perfect addition to my drink. After all blueberries are delicious!
Blueberries are perfect for adding a pop of flavor or color to your dishes. And they require no prep work so they can easily be tossed into any meal, snack or drink. Or just grab some on the go!
Rich in vitamin C and a good source of fiber with only 80 calories per handful, it’s a choice you can feel good about!
How To Make Blueberry Mint Limeade
To make the limeade, I simmer the blueberries in water until they start to break down and release their juices. I also toss in some fresh mint leaves to infuse the drink with even more flavor.
Mint and limes are a classic combination found in mojitos, another one of my favorite summer drinks.
Then I stir in some agave or honey, fresh lime juice, and water. Just look at the lovely color that the blueberries add to the drink. Who wouldn’t want to drink that?
Although you’ll be tempted to drink it right away, for the best results, pour the limeade into a pitcher and let it cool in the fridge for a little while. Then when you're ready to dive in, make sure to fill your glasses with a lots of ice and toss in some fresh blueberries.
If you like your drinks with a little sparkle, you can also stir in some sparkling water. For a final touch, I like to garnish the limeade with lime slices and mint leaves.
Sweet and tart with a hint of fresh mint in the background- it's the perfect summer drink!
More Drink Recipes
Blueberry Mint Limeade
- 6 cups water, divided use
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 2-3 sprigs fresh mint
- 3-4 tablespoons agave or other sweetener (amount will vary depending on the sweetness of the fruit)
- ½ cup fresh lime juice
- Garnishes: blueberries, lime slices, and mint leaves
- Place 1 cup water, the blueberries, and mint in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer. Simmer until the blueberries start to break down and release their juices, 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the agave. Let cool.
- Pour the blueberry syrup into a large pitcher and stir in the lime juice and remaining 5 cups of water. Refrigerate.
- To serve, fill glasses with ice and add some blueberries to the glasses. Pour the blueberry limeade into the glasses and garnish with lime slices and mint leaves.
I am actually looking for ideas on what drinks to serve during our upcoming get-together and this one tops my list. It looks so good and refreshing.
Also, thank you for remaining me not to drink it right away. It would be so hard to resist.
Natalie @ Obsessive Cooking Disorder says
OH man I've gotten into summer drinks recently. Waiting to buy a pretty pitcher
I've been adding lime to everything this summer! Never would've thought to combine with blueberries... but it sounds like an amazing mix! My mint plant is going crazy right now so this is perfect timing!
Alisa Fleming says
I've never thought to use blueberries in a drink like this. They make such a stunning hue and must make such a wonderful flavor.
Taylor Kiser says
This blueberry mint limeade is such a fun summer drink! Love the sweet and tart flavors. Perfect way to cool off this summer!
What a delicious and refreshing summer drink!! Blueberries are one of my favorite summer produce items!
Kristy from Southern In Law says
I loveee anything with blueberries so this looks like the ultimate summer drink!
This looks so refreshing and delicious, it just screams summer! Cheers!
Whitney @ To Live & Diet in L.A. says
This sounds like such a delicious, refreshing summer drink! Definitely going to try it for my next summer BBQ....maybe with a little something extra added for an adult version! 😉
amanda -runtothefinish says
oh what a fun little drink to serve up next time we're all hanging around the grill!
Emily Kyle says
This could definitely be the most beautiful recipe I've ever seen! Simply stunning 🙂
dixya @food, pleasure, and health says
definitely a summer staple..im a sucker for all things mint.