Blueberry Drink Syrup for Blueberry Iced Tea

"A refreshing change from ordinary iced tea. I bet it would be good added to some other drinks also...blueberry lemonade maybe???"
photo by Brenda. photo by Brenda.
photo by Brenda.
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Ready In:
1 pint




  • Place blueberries in a saucepan with water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes.
  • Set sieve or colander lined with cheesecloth (I use a thick papertowel) over a bowl and pour in the blueberry mixture.
  • Gently press out the juice with a spoon or by twisting the cheesecloth. Discard the pulp and measure the juice into saucepan.
  • Add 1/2 cup sugar for each cup of juice and cook over medium heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
  • Bring to a boil and cook 2 minutes.
  • Chill and pour into covered jar. Store in refrigerator.
  • Add two tablespoons to each glass of prepared iced tea. Stir well and garnish with a lemon slice.

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  1. How long is it supposed to chill for because it's liquidy instead of syrupy
  2. I just wondered - how much of this syrup would you add to, say, a gallon of iced tea for a good, strong flavor?
  3. Made great blueberry Martinis!!!!! Just used this recipe again and used cherries instead and YUMMY!!
  4. My husband loves anything blueberry. I used to make iced tea. It was a little sweet, so will adjust the sugar in the future depending on the sweetness of the blueberries. May also add a splash of lemon juice to the syrup.
  5. Terrific recipe. The syrup was a little thin, but it tastes great, better than it would if it were store made! It's recipes like this one that make me glad I joined Recipezaar!


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