Sparkling Blackberry Lemonade

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Refreshing, sweet, and easy-to-make sparkling Blackberry Lemonade

Up-close shot of glass filled with Sparkling Blackberry Lemonade and garnished with a slice of lemon. As you can see by the video (above this photo), my boys are obsessed with making fruit-flavored lemonades. We’ve made about half a dozen variations this summer — raspberry, blueberry, strawberry, blackberry, and peach. The boys like to make lemonade almost as much as they do these cookies!

Blackberry Lemonade is tart, sweet, and so easy to make. I usually put my boys on lemon juicing duty and I’m convinced they could juice lemons for days without getting sick of it. I slice the lemons in half and each boy gets to take turns juicing their half of the lemon. And then as sneakily as I can, I juice their lemon halves once more after they’ve finished. If I’m being honest, that’s when we get most of the lemon juice! 😉

Up-close macro shot of blackberries -- one in focus and several out of focus. These blackberries go in the lemonade.

Can I make this lemonade with different berries/fruit?

  • If you’d like a different twist, I suggest trying these recipes: this peach, blueberry, or this raspberry lemonade. The recipes are similar but cater exactly to that specific fruit.

How do you make homemade Blackberry Lemonade?

  • First, combine sugar, lemon zest, and water in a saucepan, and until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  • While that is going, juice your lemons to get a cup of lemon juice. This fresh lemon juice really makes this Blackberry Lemonade zing!
  • Next, you are going to bend blackberries with the sugar water (that you just made in the saucepan).
  • Pass that blended mixture through a fine-mesh sieve to make sure you get out all the little seeds from the berries.
  • Finally, add that berry mixture to a pitcher with fresh lemon juice, sparkling lemon water, and ice.
  • And just like that, you have the BEST homemade sparkling Blackberry Lemonade!

Author squeezing fresh lemons for Blackberry Lemonade.

How to make Wendy’s Blackberry Lemonade:

This blackberry lemonade is actually quite similar to the kind served at Wendy’s® restaurants. My version is made with sparkling lemon water, which is what sets it apart. For a closer copycat of Wendy’s blackberry lemonade just add water in place of the sparkling lemon water and you’ll have it nailed!

How many calories are in Blackberry Lemonade?

This recipe makes 8 generous servings, and each serving is approximately 113 calories. So if you’re looking for a refreshing drink that is not too high in calories, Blackberry Lemonade needs to be your go-to! 🙂 For the full nutrition label, be sure to check below the recipe.

Can I adjust the sweetness?

Absolutely! Not all blackberries are equal — depending on where you get them and what time of the year it is, some blackberries are going to be sweeter than others. If you have pretty tart or less flavorful blackberries, you’ll want to use the full sugar amount and potentially add even more. If you have sweeter blackberries, you may want to reduce the sugar by a few tablespoons or increase the amount of lemon juice.

You can use frozen blackberries; just make sure they are completely thawed and properly measured before using them. I like to place frozen blackberries in a fine-mesh sieve over a large bowl and let them stand at room temperature for 1-2 hours before using.

Sparkling water being poured into a glass of Blackberry Lemonade.

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Blackberry Lemonade

Refreshing, sweet, and easy-to-make sparkling Blackberry Lemonade
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Blackberry Lemonade

Refreshing, sweet, and easy-to-make sparkling Blackberry Lemonade
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword blackberry lemonade
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 glasses
Calories 113kcal
Author Chelsea

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup superfine white sugar* or to preference
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 6 ounces (1 container; about 1 and 1/3 cups) fresh blackberries
  • 2-3 cups lemon-lime seltzer water

Instructions

  • Combine the 2 cups of water and sugar in a saucepan. Stir to combine and bring to a boil. Stirring occasionally, boil this mixture for 2 minutes.
  • Remove the sugar water from heat and add in the lemon zest and lemon juice. Cool slightly.
  • Add the blackberries to the blender along with about 1 cup of the lemon-water mixture. Blend until completely smooth. Place a fine-mesh strainer over the pitcher and using the back of a spoon, press the blackberry juice through the strainer into the pitcher, discarding the seeds.
  • Add the remaining lemon mixture to the pitcher and stir well. Add the seltzer water to taste preference -- more seltzer water for a more diluted drink. Only add seltzer water to what will get used within 1-2 hours; otherwise, add the seltzer water to individual glasses.
  • Serve over glasses filled with ice (the ice also dilutes the lemonade a bit).

Video

Recipe Notes

*This is pretty sweet lemonade, depending on the berries and lemons you have. Feel free to reduce the sugar to your personal preference.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 68mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 47IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg

We do our best to provide accurate nutritional analysis for our recipes. Our nutritional data is calculated using a third-party algorithm and may vary, based on individual cooking styles, measurements, and ingredient sizes. Please use this information for comparison purposes and consult a health professional for nutrition guidance as needed.

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