Saturday, August 16, 2014

Blackberry Lemonade Recipe


On a hot summer's day, there is nothing more refreshing than a glass of blackberry lemonade! We picked seven pounds of blackberries from our backyard this spring, and thanks to this recipe, I'm pretty sure our frozen supplies will not last through the end of the summer.

Blackberry Lemonade Recipe:
4 cups water
1 cup sugar
1 cup lemon juice
1 cup blackberries (you can substitute blueberries if you like)
1 tbsp lemon zest (optional)

First mix 2 cups of hot water in a pitcher with the sugar. Stir until it is completely dissolved. Next, Put the blackberries in a food processor with 1 cup of water and blend very well. The longer you pulse the mixture, the better the seed will be able to separate from the pulp and settle to the bottom. 


Stir the blackberry mixture, lemon juice, and final cup of water into the pitcher with the lemon zest if desired. The blackberry seeds should settle to the bottom of the pitcher and not end up in your glass. If you want to strain them out, go ahead, but I'm too lazy!


All that's left to do is pour a big glass and enjoy!


Not too sweet and not too sour, this recipe will make a delightful way to end your summer days! Cheers :)