Star Spangled Lemonade

The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays.  I love summer and so a holiday in the middle of the summer with barbecues, fireworks, and some sort of water games (in my family anyway) is always a good time.  We live in an amazing country and I am grateful to call the USA home.   This year it has been so hot, and so instead of thinking about food I have been thinking about beverages.  For some reason lemonade just sounds really refreshing.  

This recipe is a fruity twist on lemonade with a little ‘sparkle’.  It is super easy and fun for a festive holiday beverage!

The base of this lemonade is Izze – which is a sparkling juice beverage.  I like Izze because of the ingredients (and it tastes amazing): Pure juice made from White grape, apple and blueberry juice, sparkling water, citric acid, red grape juice, concentrate, natural flavor. 


This lemonade is super simple.  Combine:

  • 24 oz Izze
  • Juice of 6 lemons
  • 1 cup water
  • Sweetener of choice to taste (optional)
  • Fresh Blueberries
  • Ice

The Izze gives it a sparkle and a yummy blueberry flavor.  We didn’t add much sweetener and ours was pretty tart, but my 4 year old drank 2 tall glasses!  I guess it helps that it is 100 degrees outside. You could switch it up and do any berry flavor and it would be delicious!  Happy 4th of July!!



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