Oregon Blueberries: Blueberry Lemonade with Ginger & Basil

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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 .