Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Blackberry Lemonade

I love lemonade. Any kind, any flavor! But fresh lemonade is so much better. Besides sweet tea, lemonade is the perfect, refreshing drink for summer. Here's a little spin on it. You can substitute any type of fruit you prefer.


  • 4 cups water, divided
  • 1 cup sugar (can substitute Splenda)
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 cup blackberries


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.
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.  Refrigerate until chilled. Serve over ice.


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