Blackberry Lemonade

Blackberry Lemonade


This homemade blackberry lemonade recipe is just the beverage for a hot summer day. Made with four simple ingredients, it's sweet, refreshing, and deliciously tart. It's a favorite with the family and guests.


4 cups water, divided

1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice

1 cup blackberries

1 TB grated lemon zest


1. Combine 1 cup of water with the sugar and berries in a small saucepan.

2. Bring the mixture to a gentle boil, smashing the berries with a potato masher to release some of their juice.

3. Once the sugar has dissolved, about 2 to 3 minutes of cooking, remove from the heat and cool slightly.

4. Strain the seeds from the syrup using a fine strainer into a large pitcher. Discard the seeds.

5. Stir in the lemon juice and remaining 3 cups of water.

6. Chill and serve with ice.

7. Garnish with fresh blackberries and sliced lemon.

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