Memorial Day Beverages

(Click Blueberry Lemonlimeade for a pdf of the Blueberry Lemonlimeade recipe) (Click Sangria for a pdf of the Sangria recipe)

Blueberry Lemonlimeade


  • 3 cups blueberries
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 cups freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 3 cups cold water
  • Ice cubes


Place sugar and 1 cup of the blueberries in a blender and puree. Place the lemon juice, lime juice and water in a pitcher and strain the pureed blueberries through a medium mesh sieve into the pitcher. Stir well and add the remaining blueberries to the pitcher for garnish.  Add more sugar if this blend is too tart.

Andrea’s Amazing Sangria


  • 1 Gallon Jug of Sangria Wine (if you can’t find Sangria wine, a dry red wine would work)
  • 1/5 bottle of brandy (750ml)
  • 1 Quart Fresh Orange Juice
  • 1 Quart Fresh Squeezed Lemonade
  • Splash Sparkling Water

A combination of some or all of the following fruits:

  • Apple (diced)
  • Pear (diced)
  • Peach (diced)
  • Strawberries (diced)
  • Blueberries
  • Grapes (halved or quartered)


Combine all of the prepared fruits in a container and add a combination of sangria wine and brandy (about 2/3 to 1/3) to cover the fruit.  Soak for several hours or overnight.

Combine all other ingredients in a large container to make the sangria.

When ready to serve, fill a pitcher with ice and pour the sangria mixture in.  Add some of the fruit (may also add lemon and/or lime wheels at this time).

Serve in a glass filled with ice and top with some of the fruit mixture.