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Blackberry Lemonade

As a kid, I remember there was nothing better on a hot Summer’s day than an ice-cold glass of fresh lemonade. As an adult, I still crave a glass whenever the heat arrives, and this blackberry version is my favorite new twist on the classic version. It’s simple, sweet, and just a bit tart. It’s my new favorite Summer sipper. Make it as-is, or add in a splash of vodka for a tasty cocktail, because (let’s be honest) nothing quite beats the heat like a bright, refreshing, and flavorful adult beverage.

Blackberry Lemonade

Blackberry Lemonade

1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 1/4 cups lemon juice, fresh squeezed or store-bought
1 cup blackberries, plus more for garnish if desired
1 3/4 cups water
mint leaves for garnishing, optional

Directions

1. Prepare a simple syrup by combining the cup of sugar and the cup of water in a small pot on the stove. Bring to a boil and stir to dissolve the sugar. Allow to cool completely and then set aside.
2. Add the blackberries and lemon juice to a blender and blend until the blackberries have pureed.
3. Strain into a clear pitcher. You’ve got to strain it to remove any chunks of blackberries left and seeds.
4. Add the remaining amount of water to the pitcher. Stir to evenly combine.
5. Add simple syrup, to taste.
6. Serve over ice, or chilled, and garnish (if desired) with mint leaves and a blackberry.
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About 4 Sons 'R' Us

Hi! I’m Meaghan. Welcome to my virtual kitchen & craft corner. Pull up a chair, stay awhile and follow along with us and our 4 sons. Can I get you a glass of wine? Some coffee? Pretzels or cheese sticks? While I can’t actually give you these thing online, I can show you how to make them… on a budget!

10 responses »

  1. My very first blackberry just ripened!! (I have waited 2 years for a darn berry!) This is the perfect recipe to use when the rest of the blackberries are ready! Perfect for summer, too! What a great recipe and awesome pix!

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    • Thanks, Lisa! We like it, and it’s our favorite way to use up blackberries. We don’t grow our own, but I find great deals on them at the local farmer’s market when they’re in season.

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  2. Hi Meaghan, I LOVE lemonade so I’m really loving this recipe. Thank you for bringing this lemonade to FF, have a good weekend!

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  4. Lovely & refreshing 🙂

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  5. Very refreshing. Love it!

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  6. This lemonade looks great!

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  7. We have fresh blackberries @drakefarm so I can’t wait to try this!!!

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