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Blackberry Lemonade

Here's a special drink that's perfect when blackberries are in season. It has a tangy, refreshing flavor. —Rich Murray, Nevada, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    about 1-1/2 quarts


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


  • 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, zest and remaining water; cool slightly.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 152 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 2g fiber), 0 protein.

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  • amsm
    Jul 13, 2020

    Easy to make and delicious! I made mine with strawberries instead of blackberries because that is what the kids requested. I'll definitely make again and try different fruits!

  • Lee
    Jun 12, 2019

    Eeeexcellent! I added some ginger ale and crushed ice to my glass(1/2 bb lemonade and 1/2 g.ale)! Great drink for lounging by the pool! AND blackberries are good for stomach issues.

  • LPHJKitchen
    May 24, 2019

    What a fun, refreshing drink! We loved it! We did skip the food coloring as the blackberries added just a bit of color. Next time I'll try it with honey or stevia in place of the sugar.

  • deniseg2005
    Oct 13, 2018

    My family loves this drink!!!

  • kdaviscomm
    Jun 10, 2013

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  • ksandjs1
    Aug 20, 2011

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  • bameiboo
    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
    Aug 17, 2010

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

  • meanmary5
    Apr 8, 2010

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

  • gagirl76
    Jan 16, 2010

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