Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Blackberry Lemonade

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* 1 cup sugar
* 1 cup water
* 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (takes about 6 lemons - depends on size though)
* 3-4 more cups cold water
* About 1/4 cup freshly squeezed blackberry juice


In a saucepan stir together the one cup of water and one cup of sugar. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat and pour into a pitcher. Stir in lemon juice and 3-4 cups of water. I usually stir in about 3 1/2 cups. Since this only makes about 50 oz. or so, I like to double it when I have enough lemons. :)

To get your fresh blackberry juice, mash blackberries with a fork, spoon, or your hand through a mesh strainer. Make sure you have some type of container underneath to catch the juice. Juice will be thick. When you have about 1/4 cup, stir into pitcher of homemade lemonade. Discard all of the seeds and pulpy stuff.

My mesh strainer is very similar to the ones pictured below.

I like to squeeze citrus by hand, and once I do that I pour the juice through a mesh strainer like the one above to make sure I get all of the pulp out. This does take extra time, but I don't like pulpy lemonade. ;) I measure my lemon juice after I've strained it.

Blackberry lemonade is simply lovely on a hot summer day.

Linked to Try a New Recipe Tuesday, A Little Bird Told Me

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1 comment:

Lisa Boyle said...

This looks so delicious and refreshing! Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." Hope you can join us again this week. http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com/2014/06/try-new-recipe-tuesday-june-18.html


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