Blueberry-Lemonade Coolers

Blueberries and vodka turn lemonade into a grown-up drink that's a refreshing choice for summer parties.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 8

1
pint (2 cups) fresh blueberries
1/2
cup sugar
1
can (12 oz) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
3 1/2
cups water
2
cups vodka
8
lemon slices

  • 1 In large bowl, crush blueberries with sugar, using potato masher. Let stand 20 minutes for syrup to form. Place strainer over small bowl; pour berry mixture into strainer. Press mixture with back of spoon to get as much syrup as possible; discard pulp.
  • 2 In large pitcher, stir together blueberry syrup, lemonade concentrate, water and vodka.
  • 3 To serve, fill 8 lowball or highball glasses with ice. Divide lemonade among glasses. Garnish with lemon slices.

Expert Tips

Muddle a mint leaf or two in each glass before adding the ice.

Substitute 2 cups frozen (thawed) blueberries for the fresh.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving (1 Cup)
Calories
280
(
Calories from Fat
0),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
0%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
5mg
5%;
Total Carbohydrate
38g
38%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
34g
34%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.