A simple and easy to make blackberry lemonade recipe that’s perfect for spring or summer!
Now that the weather is getting warmer and really humid, I’ve been finding myself wanting to make more homemade drinks. After spotting a package of blackberries at the store last week, I immediately knew I needed to try a blackberry lemonade. So I grabbed a bag of lemons to whip up a batch.
Just like the strawberry limeade recipe I posted a few weeks ago, this one is also easy to make. I think the hardest part of making this recipe is just squeezing the lemons. But let’s be honest, it’s definitely worth it for homemade lemonade. It beats the store bought version any day!
The thing that I love most about making lemonades/limeades at home, is that you can control the amount of sweetness/tartness and adjust it to your preference. If you prefer it a little sweet, just add a bit more sugar. If you prefer it a little less strong, you can also add a bit more water.
This recipe is easy to make, with just four ingredients. You’ll start by making a simple syrup, blending the blackberries, and then adding everything to a large pitcher. This is a great drink to make ahead of time and keep refrigerated until you’re ready to serve. I think the longer this blackberry lemonade is refrigerated, the better it tastes!
I made a few batches of this last week and also took a small pitcher to my Mom’s house for Mother’s Day. My niece tried some and told me that she loved it. We all know how brutally honest young kids can be too, so this recipe is definitely a keeper!
- 5 cups water divided
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 and 1/2 cups fresh blackberries
- 1 and 1/4 cups fresh lemon juice
- To make the simple syrup, add one cup of the water and the cup of sugar to a large saucepan. Heat and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has fully dissolved. Remove from the heat and set aside.
- Add the blackberries to a blender (or food processor) and blend until smooth. Strain through a fine-mesh strainer and discard the seeds.
- Add the simple syrup, blackberry juice, remaining 4 cups of cold water, and fresh lemon juice to a large pitcher. Mix well to combine.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve.
More drink recipes from friends!
Sensational Strawberry Lemon Slush from The Recipe Rebel
Passion Fruit Tea from Maebells
Blackberry Mint Mojitos from Tastes Lovely
I absolutely LOVE the color of this gorgeous lemonade! Differently-flavored lemonade seems to be the biggest drink trend so far this year and I think I’m definitely gonna have to hop onboard and try this!
Thanks, Sarah! You definitely need to give them a try, they are soooo good 🙂
It’s great that you make fresh lemonade. So much healthier and satisfying than the stuff you buy! And you’re right. It doesn’t have to be so sweet to be enjoyable!
This lemonade sounds so refreshing! Love the blackberry flavor! And it’s gorgeous!
Thanks for the link love! I’m loving all the fruit homemade drinks! Pinned 🙂
Anytime, Ashley! Thanks for pinning friend!
We totally have the same wave length going friend! I would have to say you have good taste. 😉
Love blackberry lemonade.
I think we both have good taste 😉 Thanks, Mariah!
This lemonade looks so so pretty and refreshing! I love the blackberries you added and wish I had a giant glass or two. It sounds amazing!
You’ve inspired me even more now to make homemade lemonade! This looks delicious, love blackberries! 😀
Thanks, Jess! Definitely give the homemade version a try if you get a chance, it’s so good!
Oh what a pretty drink, Danielle! I love baking with blackberries, but have never thought to add it to lemonade. Such a great idea! Love how refreshing this is, too! Pinned!
Ohhhhh sooo refreshing! This looks amazing! I’ll have a glass now please 🙂
I’m a huge fan of blackberries! This lemonade looks so delicious and refreshing!
Loving how pretty and refreshing this is! The blackberries are a perfect touch!
This sounds amazing!! I was just craving a homemade lemonade recipe too and wha-la your post one. Making this today for the kids and me, of course. Gorgeous photos too!
Thanks, Cyndi! Hope you enjoy the recipe 🙂
This looks so refreshing! Love the gorgeous color 🙂
Love homemade flavored lemonade and this one looks so good! Love the pictures! Pinning to make it this weekend!
Last year I had a blackberry lemon drop cocktail and loved that flavor combination! This looks so refreshing and will definitely be made this summer!
I love flavored lemonades! Blackberry sounds like a great addition!