Blackberry Basil Lemonade

Blackberry Basil Lemonade Drink

It’s blackberry season around here, on Sunday I picked a gallon pail filled to the brim with beautiful berries. I’m lucky enough to have access to wild ones in the woods, I did get scratched up a bit but it was absolutely worth it. I frozen some & made this tangy lemonade with the rest. Fresh squeezed lemonade is a summer must, adding blackberries & basil just gives this drink a sweet & unexpected kick.

Blackberry Basil Lemonade Recipe

I also made blackberry ice cubes; I just dropped a couple of berries into the ice-cube trays I was filling up for an extra pretty garnish to serve with this delicious drink. The only thing my drink is missing is a fancy straw.

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Blackberry Basil Lemonade
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A cool spin on traditional lemonade.
  • 5 lemons
  • 10 cups cold water
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 10 large basil leaves
  • *Extra berries for garnish or ice cubes
  1. Add water to a pitcher.
  2. Wash, halve & juice the lemons. Make sure all of the seeds are removed & add the lemon juice & pulp to the pitcher.
  3. Add blackberries & basil to a bowl & muddle them until they are crushed. Add to the pitcher.
  4. Pour in sugar. If you like your lemonade sweet, you are going to want more. I like my drinks tart so I opted for not a lot of sugar.
  5. Mix well & serve over ice.
  6. Garnish with basil leaves, blackberries & lemons.
This also tastes amazing with a shot of vodka.

Blackberry Basil LemonadeCheck out my other lemonade recipes > Ginger Lemonade, Cucumber Lemonade, and Strawberry Basil Lemonade.

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