Lemon and blackberry are great complementary flavors.
- 1 cup sugar, plus 3 tablespoons
- 2 cups water, plus 1 tablespoon
- 2 cups lemon juice
- 1 half-pint blackberries
In a saucepan, bring 1 cup sugar and 2 cups water to a boil. Let cool slightly then measure out 2 cups. Combine the 2 cups with the lemon juice and chill.
Meanwhile in a saucepan, place the blackberries with 1 tablespoon of water and 3 tablespoons of sugar. Bring to a boil then turn the heat down to a simmer, stirring often to reduce to a thick puree. Strain, if desired and chill the puree.