Lemonade with Blueberry Lemon Mint Ice Cubes and a Giveaway

photo of two glasses of Lemonade with Blueberry Lemon Mint Ice Cubes

Before the warm weather completely leaves us, I wanted to make this fun twist on lemonade. I first saw berry ice cubes on one of my favorite blogs, Just Putzing around the Kitchen.

Instead of using just water when making your ice, you add some blueberries (or other berries) into the ice. When they are put in the lemonade, they add both color and flavor to the lemonade. Here’s a quick snapshot of the lemonade when the ice first goes in:

photo of glasses of lemonade

And instead of using plain water, I used some lemonmint water by Metromint so when the ice melts, it doesn’t dilute the lemonade further and make it watery. You could also freeze fresh lemon juice if you don’t have any lemon flavored water, but the lemon flavored water is nice because it helps maintain the lemon flavor in your drink.
close-up photo of glasses of lemonade
The end result is a refreshing blueberry mint lemonade, which also has some pretty blueberries floating inside.

I like my lemonade pretty concentrated, so the recipe below is mostly lemons. Of course, you can substitute with your own favorite lemonade recipe or dilute the recipe further if you prefer.
photo of bottles of metromint
Now onto the giveaway. I mentioned that I used Lemonmint flavored water by Metromint. Have you tried Metromint before? They have a whole line of different flavored mint waters. They are unsweetened, flavored with real mint, and contain no calories. I was sent their most popular flavors to sample: Peppermint, Spearmint, Goodberrymint, Chocolatemint, Lemonmint and Orangemint.
close-up photo of bottles of metromint lined up
One lucky reader will be sent a sampler pack of Metromint as well. I will use random.org to generate a winner. Please note, this is only open to US residents. The giveaway ends Friday, September 27, 2013 at 11:59 PST. To enter, please leave a comment at the end of this post, telling me which flavor of Metromint you are most interested in sampling. For additional entries:

1) Follow me on Twitter and Tweet the following message “Win Metromint Water Sampler Pack @kirbiecravings https://wp.me/p17wwJ-4Lp” and then leave a separate comment at the end of this post with a link to the tweet. Please make sure it is a separate comment from your initial comment entry so that it is counted separately.

2) Like this post on Facebook and leave a separate comment at the end of this blog post telling me you’ve done so (along with your FB handle if it’s not obvious). Please make sure it is a separate comment from your initial comment entry so that it is counted separately.

Lemonade with Blueberry Lemon Mint Ice Cubes

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 cups

Refreshing glasses of lemonade are kept nice and cold with blueberry ice cubes. The blueberries add a pop of color and flavor making these a fun summer drink.

Ingredients:

For the Lemonade

  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups Lemonmint water or plain water
  • 1/4 cup - 1/2 cup of granulated sugar depending on how sweet you want your lemonade

For the Blueberry Ice

  • Lemonmint water
  • fresh or frozen blueberries

Directions:

  1. To make the ice: Fill ice cube tray with blueberries, about 1-2 per mold, depending on how big your ice molds are. Fill to top with water. Freeze for several hours to set.
  2. To make the lemonade: Mix lemon juice, water and sugar. Add ice in right before serving.
All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

 

63 comments on “Lemonade with Blueberry Lemon Mint Ice Cubes and a Giveaway”

  1. Chocolate mint sounds good!

  2. Liked on FB!

  3. Goodberry. I’m a berry fanatic.

  4. I’d like to try the lemonmint flavor! 🙂

  5. Also, liked on fb ^_^ thanks for the giveaway Kirbie!

  6. I would love to try the spearmint flavor!

  7. Thanks for the shout out, twin! Love love love your heart cubes – I need to get one of those molds ASAP.

  8. I’m most interested in the lemonmint or the spearamint- very interested to see what these actually taste like!

  9. They all look good, but I would probably go for one of the mint ones.

  10. I want to try the spearmint flavor

  11. I like your Facebook post as Elena Istomina

  12. Oh dear. I think I am most interested in trying the Chocolate Mint water. How could I not be, it’s chocolate and water.

  13. I really want to try chocolate mint and good berry mint favors!

  14. I want to try goodberry!

  15. Liked on Fb too. One of these days I will win something! 🙂

  16. All of the flavors sound really nice! But I’m really interested in how that chocolate mint one will taste 😀

  17. The chocolate mint sounds really cool – Id love to try that!!

  18. I liked on FB! 🙂

  19. Would love to taste the spearmint flavored water. I make my own mint flavored water with mint from my garden. Thanks.

  20. I want to try the GoodBerry Mint water because it comes in a HOT PINK bottle. 😉 Thanks for the entry. 🙂

  21. ..and I also liked on FB. Thanks again.

  22. The chocomint makes me really nervous, but I’d taste it! The berry mint seems divine!

  23. Liked on facebook too!

  24. I want to try the Spearmint

  25. I liked on facebook

  26. the orangemint

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  27. liked post on facebook: michelle barrett

  28. Good berry mint sounds great!

  29. Chocolatemint

  30. Lemonmint!

  31. I like the post on facebook (cspur316)

  32. I follow on twitter and posted about the giveaway.
    https://twitter.com/christyjs/status/381577024613011456

  33. i’d like to try lemonmint!

  34. Liked on FB!

  35. Goodberrymint!!!!

  36. Liked on FB =)

  37. Goodberry Mint – can’t find it by me to try!

  38. Liked the post on Facebook.

  39. goodberrymint

  40. Goodberrymint sounds splendid.
    I’d love to win a sample pack!

  41. I LOVE the Peppermint, but would absolutely love to try the Goodberrymint. All look/sounds delicious!!

  42. Liked on Facebook! (Blakeley Ainsworth)

  43. metromint is awesome but very hard to find in my area. my favorite is spearmint. i have not tried berrymint, chocolate or orange flavor yet.

  44. The berry mint sounds really different

  45. Peppermint sounds great! Thanks!

  46. I would like to try lemon mint. It’s the only one I haven’t tried yet!

  47. Would love the refreshing peppermint flavor!

  48. Liked your Facebook post too! Thank you!

  49. Goodberry Mint sounds delicious and yummy with the berry essence!

  50. Lemonmint for me!

  51. Liked on Facebook under Distracted Debra.

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