Blackberry Limeade
posted in: Beverages        date: 06.15.11

Blackberry Limeade

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. 🙂

Blackberry Limeade

  • YIELD: 8 servings
Ingredients
  • 6 cups water, divided

  • 3 cups fresh blackberries

  • ¾-1 cup sugar

  • ⅔ cup fresh lime juice

  • Lime wedges and fresh blackberries, for serving

Directions
  • 1

    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.

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  • The Café Sucré Farine

    Yum, I love blackberries but am not crazy about the seeds – what a great way to enjoy their flavor! Great photos also! Thanks, Chris

  • Mmm I think blackberries and like go so well together!

  • the color is just beautiful! and any type of limeade is okay with me 🙂

  • Yeah… LOVE Sonic Limeades! Bookmarking this to make soon!

  • Yum! This will definitely be sipped on my deck this summer, though I’m thinking mine might have a splash of Bacardi 😉

  • This drink looks fabulous! I love the color and how refreshing it looks. Yum!

  • That looks amazing!

  • Delicious! This looks so good – I LOVE Sonic Limeades.

  • I can’t even tell you how thirsty I am after reading this! Blackberries are on my grocery list and I look forward to making this very soon!

  • Oh my goodness yum! Blackberries are my favorite! This looks fantastic!

  • Well now I know what to do with all of my blackberries! Could you use a tonic water or would you just use soda water of some sort if you want the fizziness?
    ~Nancy Lewis~

    • Courtney

      Tonic water is actually more bitter than soda water, so I guess it just depends on what taste you’re going for.

  • mmmm blackberries, yum!

  • Courtney–we made this yesterday with seltzer water instead of the flat water…it was amazing! My husband I drank it all in one day!

    • Courtney

      I’m glad to hear you both enjoyed it! I’ve got blackberries right now and may just have to finally give it a try with seltzer water. Thanks for letting me know it worked out!

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  • Cariane

    What about using Sprite to make it fizzy?

    • Courtney

      If you’re just looking for fizziness, I would recommend seltzer water or club soda so as not to add any flavor to the limeade.

  • Ambritt

    One sip from everyone and this quitely became a family favorite! So glad I found your link to this yummy blackberry beverage on pinterest.