Blackberry Lemonade Recipe

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Nothing beats some good, old-fashioned porch sittin’ on a hot summer day. That is unless you are sittin’ on that porch with a tall, cold glass of blackberry lemonade. That tends to upgrade things just a tad.

This refreshing homemade lemonade is so delicious and so refreshing you won’t even realize it’s blistering hot out.

A glass of Blackberry Lemonade sits next to a large beverage jug filled halfway with the same.

How Long Does Homemade Lemonade Last?

Homemade lemonade typically lasts for about 3 to 5 days if stored properly in the fridge. However, it’s best to drink it within the first few days for the best flavor.

Is Blackberry Lemonade Good For You?

Absolutely! (If you use healthy ingredients) Blackberries are high in antioxidants, vitamins, and fiber, which are great for overall health. Lemons provide a large dose of vitamin C.

That said, you won’t get much of the fiber from the berries in this one because it gets strained out. But as far as flavored drinks go, generally speaking, this one is pretty darn healthy.

This recipe also doesn’t use any simple syrup or processed sugar. So that helps a little too. Most lemonades call for at least one cup sugar. That’s a lot!

A glass of Blackberry Lemonade is garnished with fresh mint leaves and sits next to a large, glass jug of more lemonade.

How Can I Make My Homemade Lemonade Fizzy?

In place of regular water, use unflavored sparkling water. It’s an easy switch, and your Blackberry lemonade will be nice and fizzy. That said, the fizz won’t last long. So if you won’t drink this very quickly, it’s best to stick with flat water.

Can I Use Other Fresh Berries?

Sure! You can blend them with the blackberries to make a mixed-berry lemonade if you like. You could try all kinds of variations. Good berries to try here would be:

  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
An overhead view looking down into a glass of Blackberry Lemonade with ice and fresh mint leaves.

About The Homemade Blackberry Lemonade Ingredients

Fresh blackberries – Get the biggest, juiciest berries you can find.

Lemon juice – While freshly squeezed always tastes best, bottled will work if you are short on time. Just make sure it’s pure lemon juice with no added sugar.

Cold water – Make sure this is good quality filtered water that you are comfortable drinking. Chlorine is not a great flavor in lemonade.

Honey – You can actually use any sweetener that will dissolve well in the liquids.

Fresh mint leaves – Make sure you soak them in water for at least 10 minutes to remove debris. You can easily shake them to dry and then use them as indicated.

Ice cubes – Be generous with the ice. This stuff is amazing when properly chilled.

Blackberries and mint sprigs – For garnish.

How To Make Blackberry Lemonade

Blackberry Lemonade Recipe ingredients measured and collected on a wood cutting board.

Gather and measure all the ingredients.

Fresh blackberries in a blender tumbler.
Blending fresh blackberries in a blender.
A view of inside a blender tumbler after blending blackberries.

In a blender or food processor, puree the fresh blackberries until smooth. In theory, you could use a potato masher or a fork too. But a blender does a much better job. Use a spatula to scrape it all out.

A fine-meshed strainer sits over a bowl for straining the blackberries after blending.
Straining blended blackberries through a strainer into a small bowl.
Strained blackberry juice in a bowl.

Strain the blackberry puree through a fine mesh strainer to remove any seeds, and collect the blackberry juice in a bowl. Discard or compost the blackberry pulp.

Pouring water into a large beverage jug.
Pouring lemon juice into a large beverage jug.
Adding the blackberry juice to a large beverage jug.

In a large pitcher, combine the blackberry juice, freshly squeezed lemon juice, and all the cups of water. Stir well to incorporate the flavors.

Pouring honey into a large beverage just with water and lemon juice.

Gradually add honey or maple syrup to sweeten the elixir, adjusting the amount according to your desired taste. Remember to taste as you go, as the sweetness levels of the blackberries may vary. Add just enough to compliment the tartness of the berries.

Adding fresh mint leave to a large beverage jug of blackberry lemonade.
Muddling fresh mint leaves in the lemonade.

Tear the mint leaves and add them to the pitcher, gently crushing and muddling them with a wooden spoon to release their oils into the lemonade.

The finished Blackberry Lemonade in a large jug of ice and served in a glass.

Fill glasses with ice cubes and pour the blackberry lemonade over the ice. Garnish each glass with a few fresh blackberries and a sprig of mint.

Storage

Store this in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Can I Freeze Homemade Lemonade?

You can, actually. If you need to freeze leftovers you won’t drink, do so in popsicle molds. It’s a great summer treat.

A glass beverage jug with a spigot, halfway filled with ice and Blackberry Lemonade.

Recipe Supplies

For this recipe, you’ll need a blender, a fine-meshed strainer, a large beverage container that will fit in your fridge, and some tall lemonade glasses.

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Blackberry Lemonade Recipe

Delicious, refreshing blackberry lemonade with a hint of mint for a hot summer day.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 78kcal
Author: Tiffany McCauley

Equipment

  • 1 Blender
  • 1 fine meshed-strainer

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh blackberries (plus extra for garnish)
  • 1 cup lemon juice (fresh is best, but bottled will work)
  • 4 cups cold water
  • cup honey (or add more to taste)
  • cup fresh mint leaves (plus extra for garnish)
  • ice (as needed)

Instructions

  • Gather and measure all your ingredients.
    Blackberry Lemonade Recipe ingredients measured and collected on a wood cutting board.
  • In a blender or food processor, puree the fresh blackberries until smooth.
    Blending fresh blackberries in a blender.
  • Strain the blackberry puree through a fine mesh sieve to remove any seeds, and collect the blackberry juice in a bowl. Discard or compost the blackberry pulp.
    Straining blended blackberries through a strainer into a small bowl.
  • In a large pitcher, combine the blackberry juice, freshly squeezed lemon juice, and cold water. Stir well to incorporate the flavors.
    Adding the blackberry juice to a large beverage jug.
  • Gradually add honey or maple syrup to sweeten the elixir, adjusting the amount according to your desired taste. Remember to taste as you go, as the sweetness levels of the blackberries may vary.
    Pouring honey into a large beverage just with water and lemon juice.
  • Tear the mint leaves and add them to the pitcher, gently crushing them with a wooden spoon to release their aromatic oils.
    Adding fresh mint leave to a large beverage jug of blackberry lemonade.
  • Fill glasses with ice cubes and pour the blackberry lemonade elixir over the ice. Garnish each glass with a few fresh blackberries and a sprig of mint.
    The finished Blackberry Lemonade in a large jug of ice and served in a glass.

Notes

Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 78kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.03g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 105mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 0.4mg

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I'm Tiffany, a writer for MSN and the AP Newswire, a cookbook author, digital publisher, food lover, and mom. I create healthy, clean eating recipes for everyday living.

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