Recipe courtesy of Gourmet Magazine

Blackberry Lemonade

  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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About 6 lemons

4 cups water

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup picked-over fresh blackberries

Garnish: lemon slices


  1. With a vegetable peeler remove zest from 4 lemons and squeeze enough juice from these and remaining 2 lemons to measure 1 cup.
  2. In a saucepan boil 2 cups water with sugar, stirring, until sugar is dissolved. Add zest, lemon juice, and remaining 2 cups water and cool.
  3. In a food processor or blender puree blackberries and stir into lemonade. Pour blackberry lemonade through a sieve into a pitcher or other container and chill. Chill lemonade, covered, at least until cold and up to 2 days.
  4. Serve lemonade over ice in tall glasses, garnished with lemon slices.
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