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Blackberry Lemonade

This 4 ingredient blackberry lemonade is a family favorite and so easy to make, all you need is sugar, water, blackberries, and freshly squeezed lemonade to create the most refreshing lemonade you will have this summer. It is a delicious flavor twist on homemade lemonade.

Blackberry Lemonade

This summer our blackberry bushes are producing so many delicious blackberries. We have been making cobbler, smoothies, and all kinds of delicious favorites, but the one my family is always requesting is blackberry lemonade. 

Blackberry Lemonade

You will love this refreshing lemonade for so many reasons!

Blackberry Lemonade
  • Easy to make!
  • Customizable with other types of berries.
  • Make ahead of time. 
  • Double the recipe. 
Blackberry Lemonade

Ingredients

¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar

4 ½ cups water, divided

1 cup blackberries

1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

How to Make Blackberry Lemonade

  • In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, stir together ¾ cup sugar and ½ cup water. Bring the water to a boil, stirring as needed, until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly.
  • In a blender, add the remaining sugar, remaining water, blackberries, and lemon juice. Process the blender on low until the blackberries are completely pureed. Strain the juice, discarding the seeds and pulp.
  • In a pitcher, stir together the juice and sugar water.
  • Place in the refrigerator until completely chilled.
Blackberry Lemonade
  • Serve over ice.
Blackberry Lemonade

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • If blackberries are too expensive or out of season, you can use frozen berries, just be sure to thaw them first. 
  • Use fresh frozen lemon juice. While it does take a little more time and effort the flavor is well worth it. You will need about 4 large lemons to create one cup of lemon juice. 
  • Use room temperature lemons when making this lemonade. 
  • Do not miss the step where you strain the berries. This removes the pulp and seeds from the berries. 
  • Over time, you will notice the blackberry lemonade start to separate while storing, be sure to mix it well before pouring a glass. 
  • Try this recipe with any type of berry. 
  • Feel like a little bit of fizz? Swap out the water with carbonated water. 
Blackberry Lemonade

Storage

Store in a container in the fridge. Depending on how fresh your berries are this will keep up to one week. 

Blackberry Lemonade

Can I Make Blackberry lemonade ahead of time?

Yes, you can easily make this ahead of time, and it is best served cold. This will last for several days. 

You can also make the simple syrup (water and sugar) several weeks in advance. 

Blackberry Lemonade

How to Serve

Serve your blackberry lemonade over ice. Garnish with a slice of lemon or blackberries, or on its own. 

Blackberry Lemonade
Blackberry Lemonade

Blackberry Lemonade

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This 4 ingredient blackberry lemonade is a family favorite and so easy to make, all you need is sugar, water, blackberries, and freshly squeezed lemonade to create the most refreshing lemonade you will have this summer.

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 ½ cups water, divided
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, stir together ¾ cup sugar and ½ cup water. Bring the water to a boil, stirring as needed, until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly.
  2. In a blender, add the remaining sugar, remaining water, blackberries, and lemon juice. Process the blender on low until the blackberries are completely pureed. Strain the juice, discarding the seeds and pulp.
  3. In a pitcher, stir together the juice and sugar water.
  4. Place in the refrigerator until completely chilled.
  5. Serve over ice.

Notes

Yield: 1 1/2 quarts

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 33Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 17mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 1g

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