We're at the peak of Oregon blueberry season, so Oregon's International Culinary Ambassador, Chef Leif Benson, stopped by with a great idea for how to cook with them -- Blueberry Lemonade with Ginger & Basil.
Oregon Blueberry Lemonade with Ginger and Basil
- 1 pint Oregon Blueberries
- 1 cup Sugar or to taste
- 1 cup Water
- 1 qt. Club Soda
- 1/2 cup Basil leaves
- 2 inches fresh Ginger
- Lemon zest and juice of 3 lemons
Combine Blueberries, sugar, and 1 cup water in sauce pan and bring to a boil for 3 min.
Cool and transfer to a blender with ginger and basil and lemon zest puree until smooth. Then strain out solids.
To Serve: add club soda and serve over ice. Garnish with basil leaves and fresh blueberries .