Refreshing, sweet, and easy-to-make sparkling Blackberry Lemonade
Keyword blackberry lemonade
Prep Time 15minutes
Total Time 15minutes
1cupsuperfine white sugar*or to preference
1tablespoongrated lemon zest
1cupfreshly squeezed lemon juice
6ounces (1 container; about 1 and 1/3 cups)fresh blackberries
2-3cupslemon-lime seltzer water
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).
*This is pretty sweet lemonade, depending on the berries and lemons you have. Feel free to reduce the sugar to your personal preference.