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After picking a lot of blackberries recently I froze most of them to use later but left some out for some recipes. This week I’d like to share a recipe for Blackberry Lemonade. Hope you enjoy some in this heat! It’s definitely worth the effort.


Blackberry Lemonade

1 1/2 cups. blackberries (fresh or frozen)

1 cup. lemon juice (fresh or bottled)

4 cups water


Simple Syrup:

1 cup sugar

1 cup water


In a small saucepan boil one cup sugar and one cup water and stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and set aside. Put blackberries in a blender and pulse until smooth. Strain blackberries to remove seeds. In a pitcher mix together 4 cups water, lemon juice, strained blackberries and simple syrup. Stir well and refrigerate until ready to serve.