Take a classic summer refresher – lemonade – and make it a new mocktail favorite. Celery, blueberry and calamansi juice (instead of lemons) are blended with vanilla and ginger, then poured over shaved ice to create an oh-so-pretty, tangy concoction that’ll ... Take a classic summer refresher – lemonade – and make it a new mocktail favorite. Celery, blueberry and calamansi juice (instead of lemons) are blended with vanilla and ginger, then poured over shaved ice to create an oh-so-pretty, tangy concoction that’ll keep you cool with every sip. Read More Read Less
Ingredients 10 Servings
- 2 cups water
- 1 1/2 cups chopped celery
- 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
- fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 6 tablespoons light agave nectar
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint, loosely packed
- 2 teaspoons McCormick® All Natural Pure Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Ground Ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt from McCormick® Sea Salt Grinder
- 10 cups shaved ice
- 1 Place all ingredients except ice in blender container; cover. Puree until smooth, about 3 minutes.
- 2 Place 1 cup shaved ice in beverage glass. Pour 1/2 cup of the Blueberry Lemonade mixture over top. Garnish with lemon twist and mint leaves. Repeat with remaining ingredients
- 3 To make an icy low-alcohol cocktail, place 1 cup shaved ice in beverage glass. Pour 1/2 ounce rum, vodka, or gin over shaved ice and top with 1/2 cup of the Blueberry Lemonade mixture. Garnish with lemon twist and mint leaves.
Test Kitchen Tips:
•Substitute blackberries in place of the blueberries. Strain mixture after blending if you prefer to remove seeds.
•Calamansi is a citrus fruit similar to lemons and limes. The ripe fruit is juicy, tart, and varies from green to yellow-orange in color. Popular in Filipino cooking, calamansi juice is often used as a marinade or squeezed over noodles. In America is it sometimes called calamondin. Calamansi juice can be found in some grocery stores as well as online retailers.
•To shave ice cubes, place about 2 cups ice cubes in food processor. Pulse until desired texture, usually about 10 to 20 seconds. Remove any remaining large chunks of ice. Use immediately or store in freezer until ready to serve. 2 cups of ice cubes should yield about 2 1/2 cups of shaved ice.
•Use to create slushies or granitas. Pour the lemonade mixture into a freezer-safe container. Place in freezer. Stir and scrape every 20 to 30 minutes as the mixture freezes to create a refreshing icy texture. Enjoy when lemonade has reached desired texture.
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