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If you are new to picking huckleberries, you can find our tips for foraging and preserving wild huckleberries here. Picking huckleberries is something our family has been doing every summer for as long as I can remember. We love to eat the huckleberries fresh, in pancakes, muffins, smoothies, mixed with yogurt, huckleberry pie, cobbler, jam, and of course this huckleberry lemonade.
We’ve been blessed with knowing several people who live in much warmer climates where lemons grow well. We’ve been gifted homegrown lemons several times over the last few years and I always use some to make homemade lemonade. I invested in one of these lemon juicers and it makes juicing the lemons so much quicker and easier than trying to squeeze by hand. I also think I get more juice out of the lemons using my handy juicer tool!
Wild Huckleberry Lemonade Recipe
1 cup huckleberries
1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
3/4 cup unrefined sugar or honey
6 cups water
- Place 1 cup of water and the sugar or honey in a pan.
- Heat and stir until the sugar is dissolved and you have a syrup.
- Puree the huckleberries in 1 cup of water.
- Pour the lemon juice, syrup and huckleberry puree into a large glass jar.
- Add four cups of water into the jar and shake or stir to mix.
- Serve over ice and enjoy!
The huckleberry lemonade may be pulpy from the lemon juice (I squeeze by hand so end up with some pulp) and the huckleberry puree. We like our juices this way but if you’re a person who likes no pulp, you can run it through a strainer like this one before serving.
If you want to take your huckleberry lemonade to the next level and turn it into a delicious summertime adult beverage, just add some vodka and voila!