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Blackberry Lemonade

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling

Makes

about 1-1/2 quarts

Here's a special drink that's perfect when blackberries are in season. It has a tangy, refreshing flavor. —Rich Murray, Nevada, Missouri
Blackberry Lemonade Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  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.

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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