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Lemons and blueberries make for a sweet beverage. / Photo Disc

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Pair your picnic dish with a refreshing glass of lemonade.

Fred Thompson, food stylist and author of Lemonade, knows how to make a thirst-quenching drink. His Blueberry Lemonade recipe puts a twist on ordinary lemonade by adding blueberries.

Fred Thompson's Blueberry Lemonade

• 2 cups blueberries
• 1/2 to 3/4 cup sugar
• 1 cup fresh lemon juice
• 2 cups water

Taste one of the blueberries to determine its sweetness. In a blender or food processor, combine the blueberries and the sugar (either 1/2 or 3/4 cup depending on your taste-test). Puree fruit with the sugar. Strain the puree into a medium bowl, stirring and pushing on the puree to maximize the juice. Pour into a 32oz. container, then add the lemon juice and the water. Stir to combine. Check for sweetness adding the superfine-sugar if needed. Serve in ice-filled glasses.

Yield: 1 quart

Recipe reprinted with permission. Excerpted from Lemonade (Harvard Commons Press), by Fred Thompson.

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