- 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
- 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, zest 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.
1 cup: 152 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 2g fiber), 0 protein.
Jun 12, 2019Eeeexcellent! 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.
May 24, 2019What 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.
Oct 13, 2018My family loves this drink!!!
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!
Aug 17, 2010
Absolutely deicious. It didn't have time to chill. My family loved it. Thank you!
Apr 8, 2010
I love the flavor combination, but will use Splenda instead of sugar to lower the calorie count.
Jan 16, 2010
Great refreshing summertime drink. Can also make from frozen blackberries in the dead of winter to shake off the wintertime blahs.