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Three glasses of blackberry-blueberry lemonade garnished with mint sprigs.

Blackberry-Blueberry Lemonade

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  • Author: Nguyet Vo
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: About 2 1/2 cups of syrup (enough for about 8 cups of lemonade) 1x
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Stirred
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This easy lemonade recipe uses a homemade blackberry-blueberry simple syrup but bottled lemonade to save time.


Ingredients

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For blackberry-blueberry simple syrup

  • 2 cups blackberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water

For serving

  • 1 cup bottled lemonade or limeade (I used Simply Limeade)
  • Ice
  • Lemon or lime slices, blackberries, blueberries, and mint sprigs for garnish

Instructions

For blackberry-blueberry simple syrup

  1. Make syrup. Combine the blackberries, blueberries, sugar and water in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring mixture to a simmer, stirring until the sugar has dissolved and fruit has broken down, 4-5 minutes. Strain mixture through a fine mesh sieve into a bowl. Chill syrup before using.

For serving

  1. Mix a glass. In a glass, stir together 1 cup lemonade and 5 tablespoons blackberry-blueberry syrup. Add ice and garnish with lemon/limes slices, berries and a sprig of mint.
  2. Mix a pitcher. You can also make a large quantity of lemonade by measuring 8 cups of lemonade into a large pitcher and stirring in 2 1/2 cups of syrup.

Notes

  • The blackberry-blueberry syrup can be stored in the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks.
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