I'm lucky to live in Southern California where citrus grows with ease! We have a lemon tree that produces tons of fruit year round, so we add lemon to everything. Homemade lemonade is my favorite, second only to the Lemon Bars! Here is a fun twist on traditional lemonade:
1 c. sugar
1 c. water
1 c. fresh lemon juice
¼ c. fresh blueberries (more for serving if you wish)
2 sprigs of fresh mint
Put water and sugar in a sauce pan and simmer over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved. Once the sugar has dissolved into the water, remove pan from heat and add ¼ c. fresh blueberries and 2 sprigs of mint. Allow those to steep in the simple syrup until cool. Smash the berries slightly with the back of a spoon. Pour the syrup through a strainer, add lemon juice and water for a beautiful and delicious summer drink.