Market Umbrella is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3), based in New Orleans, whose mission is to cultivate the field of public markets for public good. Market Umbrella has operated the Crescent City Farmers Markets (CCFM) since 1995.
Blueberry and Mint Lemonade
There is no drink more refreshing than this blueberry and mint lemonade! Enjoying this concoction over ice is our current favorite way to beat this beginning of fall heat. Make enough to share or size the recipe down for a single icy treat! Any way you try it, you’ll love it!
All you need to make this delicious beverage are blueberries, mint, a little bit of lemon juice, sugar, and water! If you don’t have a blender, don’t be afraid to smash your ingredients together––it’ll get the job done just fine.
- 2 cups fresh blueberries (frozen will also work)
- 1 cup (or one big handful) mint leaves (a few stems are fine too), coarsely chopped
- 1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice
- 1 cup granulated sugar (you can add more sugar if you have a sweet tooth)
- 4 to 5 cups of filtered water
In a blender add blueberries, mint, lemon juice, and granulated sugar. Blend until smooth and deep purple. The mixture will look a bit like a smoothie.
Pour mixture into a fine mesh strainer placed over a medium bowl. Use a spatula to press the liquid through the strainer leaving the blueberry pulp and fresh mint in the strainer. Discard the pulp. Pour the blueberry, mint, lemon juice into a pitcher and add water. Taste and add more water (or sugar?) according to your taste.
The Crescent City Farmers Market operates weekly year-round throughout New Orleans. The CCFM hosts nearly 60 local small farmers, fishers, and food producers, and more than 150,000 shoppers annually.