Simple syrup is a combination of water and sugar cooked until the sugar dissolves. It is handy to have around for making a batch of clear lemonade. Make more than you need and keep in the refrigerator for cocktails or to sweeten iced coffee or tea.
- 1/2 Cup sugar
- 1/2 Cup water
- 1/2 Cup lightly packed fresh mint leaves
- 1 Cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 1/2 Cups cold water
- 1 Package (6 ounces) Driscoll's Blueberries
- 1 Cup ice cubes
- Seltzer water (optional)
Combine sugar, water and mint leaves in a small saucepan.
Bring to a simmer and stir until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and let cool.
Strain mint syrup into a tall pitcher. Stir in lemon juice and water.
Fill 4 tall glasses with ice cubes and top with one-fourth of the blueberries.
Add mint lemonade and top with seltzer water, if desired.