Drinks, Food

Lemon Blueberry Coconut Cooler

With summer coming, I’ve decided to do a “mocktail” series on the blog. If you’re looking for delicious non-alcoholic drinks, it can be hard to find ones that aren’t absolutely packed with sugar. For that reason, I’m going to come up with a few low-sugar mocktails to help put you in the mood for summer!

For me, it’s all about glassware and garnishes. I even pour my soda water into a wine glass with a few berries or some lemons and lime.  It makes it feel like a special occasion 😉

For this one, I homemade both the lemonade and the grenadine syrup, in order to keep it as clean as possible. Both are pretty simple, but if you’re in a bind, you can always buy both of these at the store. I love using this citrus squeezer – it makes it very easy to get as much out of the lemon as possible!

Lemon Blueberry Coconut Cooler

Author Jenna Luchau

Ingredients

Lemonade Blueberry Coconut Ingredients:

  • 8 parts lemonade see below
  • 2 parts coconut water
  • 1 part grenadine see below
  • Frozen blueberries

Lemonade Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice about 3 lemons
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 cups water divided

Grenadine Syrup Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsweetened pomegranate juice
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar

Instructions

  1. Start by making the grenadine. Combine the juice and coconut sugar in a saucepan. Place over medium heat and bring to a slow boil, stirring occasionally. Allow to boil about 5 minutes, until the sauce has thickened slightly. Allow to cool.

  2. Next, make the lemonade. In a saucepan, add the honey and 1 cup of the water. Warm and stir, until the honey has dissolved. Allow the mixture to cool. Squeeze lemons until you have 1/2 cup of juice. Pour into pitcher or carafe. When the honey mixture has cooled, add it to the lemon juice, along with the 2 additional cups of water. Chill.

  3. Now you get to make the cooler!

  4. Combine all cooler ingredients in a shaker with ice.

  5. Strain into your glass of choice and garnish with blueberries.

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