Blue Lightning Lemonade

Cynthia L. nobles

Photo by Cynthia L. Nobles  --  Blueberry moonshine provides a kick to Blue Lightning Lemonade.
Photo by Cynthia L. Nobles -- Blueberry moonshine provides a kick to Blue Lightning Lemonade.

Advocate-tested recipe

Blue Lightning Lemonade

Makes 13/4 quarts. Recipe is by Cynthia Nobles.

41/2 cups water, divided

11/4 cups sugar

Zest from 1 fresh lemon

1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice

Juice from 2 fresh limes

1 cup blueberry moonshine (Midnight Moon brand 100 proof blueberry moonshine was used for testing)

1. In a small saucepan, stir together 1/2 cup water, sugar and lemon zest. Bring to a boil, lower heat, and simmer until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and cool completely.

2. Strain cooled sugar syrup into a large pitcher. Add remaining 4 cups water, lemon juice, lime juice and moonshine. Pour into glasses filled with ice.