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Blackberry Lemonade Recipe

Blackberry Lemonade Recipe

This is a great beverage for any summer gathering, whenever blackberries are in season—usually June and July. It has a tangy, refreshing flavor.—Rich Murray, Nevada, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:6 servings


  • 4 cups water, divided
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 to 2 drops blue food coloring, optional


  • 1. In a large saucepan, bring 2 cups water and sugar to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat. Stir in the lemon juice, lemon peel and remaining water; cool slightly.
  • 2. In a blender, combine 1 cup of lemon mixture and the blackberries; cover and process until blended. Strain and discard seeds. Pour blackberry mixture and remaining lemon mixture into a pitcher; stir well. Add food coloring if desired. Refrigerate until chilled. Serve in chilled glasses over ice. Yield: about 1-1/2 quarts.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 152 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 2g fiber), 0 protein.

Reviews for Blackberry Lemonade

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bameiboo User ID: 2470958 129791
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2011

"I just made half the recipe, but used the same amount of blackberries. I added it to a store bought blackberry lemonade that was tasteless! Now its yummy!"

diane-gforce User ID: 4552997 93508
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2010

"Absolutely deicious. It didn't have time to chill. My family loved it. Thank you!"

meanmary5 User ID: 5028997 48162
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2010

"I love the flavor combination, but will use Splenda instead of sugar to lower the calorie count."

gagirl76 User ID: 1683619 44076
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2010

"Great refreshing summertime drink. Can also make from frozen blackberries in the dead of winter to shake off the wintertime blahs."

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