One thing I love about summer is that it brings out my urge to make fruity drinks. While I enjoy making new flavors of margaritas (which I considered doing the night I made this), sometimes I just want a simple drink that everyone can enjoy. Enter this blackberry limeade. It’s so refreshing and is sure to be a hit on a hot summer day. The thing I really like about this limeade is that it has a perfect balance of sweet and tart. And how could anyone resist its beautiful color? The only change I made was decreasing the amount of sugar based on the sweetness of my blackberries, which is why I’ve included a range in the recipe. This drink is perfect for summer and would be great to serve during a backyard cookout or any other outdoor gathering.
Eric and I downed our fair share of Sonic cherry limeades when we were in college, so we’re used to drinking limeades that are fizzy. We both loved this one and have made it twice, but I’m curious to see how it would taste when made with sparkling water. I think the effervescence would add a nice touch to this drink, and I promise to report back if my attempt is successful. 🙂
- YIELD: 8 servings
6 cups water, divided
3 cups fresh blackberries
¾-1 cup sugar
⅔ cup fresh lime juice
Lime wedges and fresh blackberries, for serving
Blend the blackberries and 1 cup of water together until smooth. Strain through a fine mesh strainer into a pitcher. Add the remaining 5 cups of water, sugar and lime juice to the pitcher. Stir until sugar dissolves. Pour into ice-filled glasses and garnish each with a lime wedge and a few blackberries, if desired.