Food Fashion and Flow: Blackberry Lemonade   

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Blackberry Lemonade

 I love lemonade anytime, but especially in the scorching heat of summer. This lemonade has a great depth of flavor from fresh blackberries made into a simple Blackberry syrup.  This lemonade made from freshly squeezed lemons is refreshing with just a hint of tartness and deep sweetness from the Blackberries. This is perfect for all of those summer barbecues:-)

Fresh berries make a great garnish for drinks

There is always such a big difference between lemonade with fresh lemons and those convenience products we all use. When you have time, make a batch of this to enjoy. You can also freeze the simple syrup into cubes and drop into your cocktails, drinks or anything you want to flavor with a burst of Blackberry


For Basic Lemonade

6 Lemons
6 cups water
1 cup white sugar

Juice your lemons to get 1 cup of lemon juice. In a gallon size  pitcher, add lemon juice, water and sugar. Adjust to taste and chill.

For Blackberry Simple Syrup

1 cup sugar
1 Cup water
1 Cup Blackberries

Combine sugar, water and Blackberries in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium high heat stirring occasionally. When mixture boils reduce to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes while using spoon to crush Blackberries against side of pan.  Let sit for 20 minutes.

Strain Blackberry mixture through a  strainer to remove solids. Strain into a clean bowl and let cool.  

To make BlackBerry Lemonade 

Place an ounce or two of syrup into bottom of glass. Pour chilled lemonade and ice over Blackberry Simple Syrup. 



Emmylou said...

My mouth is salivating over this drink, LV! I love the idea of freezing the simple syrup to put in other drinks:) Thanks again for sharing, and hope ur having a fab Sunday.

yummychunklet said...

Looks delicious and refreshing!

Joyful said...

Looks so good!

Francesca Romana Capizzi said...

It looks so refreshing, I will try it!
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Jayme and Mendi said...

This looks delish! I love anything with blackberries!!

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

Oh to Be a Muse said...

I love blackberries so cheers to this drink, indeed. Looks delicious!

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Kat asecondglance said...

You have the most bewitching food post photos! They are such a pleasure to the eye!

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