Blackberry Honey Lemonade

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Drinking lemonade in the summertime is always a treat, and it’s always a nice change of pace to try different lemonade flavors. I’ve made Strawberry Lemonade and Raspberry Lemonade before, so I thought I’d try making some Blackberry Lemonade. And I wanted to sweeten it with honey instead of sugar to make it a little healthier. I really like the way this tastes! It has a rich fruity flavor from the blackberries, but it’s very lemony, too. This is the perfect thing to drink on a hot summer day, as you’re sitting in a nice shady area outside…with your feet propped up…maybe even reading a good book!

BLACKBERRY HONEY LEMONADE by NancyC

Makes about 4-6 servings

  • 1 1/2 cups fresh blackberries
  • 4 cups cold water, divided
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice (or use 1 cup, if you want it really lemony)
  • 2 lemons, sliced (use some for stirring into lemonade and some for garnish)

In a blender, add berries and 1 cup of the water and blend about 1 to 2 minutes, until berries are pureed. Strain the juicy part of the mixture into a small bowl with a wire mesh strainer, discarding the solids and seeds.

Heat a second cup of water with the honey in a small saucepan (or microwave in a microwave-safe container), bringing it to a boil; remove from heat and stir mixture until honey is dissolved in the water.

In a large pitcher (about an 8-cup size), pour remaining 2 cups of water, along with the lemon juice, the honey/water mixture, and the juicy blackberry mixture; stir everything well.

Refrigerate mixture until chilled. When ready to serve, add lemon slices to pitcher (save slices as a garnish for the serving glasses) and stir mixture to ensure all ingredients are well-blended. Serve over ice and garnish each glass with a lemon slice.

Of course there’s always good ol’ Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade, too…I like them all! Do you have a favorite lemonade recipe?

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19 thoughts on “Blackberry Honey Lemonade

  1. apuginthekitchen

    I love lemonade and all the variations. Lemon and honey is classic and delicious and adding the blackberries is wonderful (my favorite berry) I will try this most definitely..

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  2. Shari

    This sounds so refreshing, Nancy! I have been wanting to try homemade lemonade all summer, and just have not done it. I froze some lemon juice from our lemon trees last winter so I have no excuse. I am saving this one to try. I love that you used honey in it. I bet that is a great flavor combination.

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  3. cheri

    Hi Nancy, we have blackberry bushes up and down our whole drive-way. What a refreshing idea, you’ve just given me a wonderful way to use some, thanks!

    Reply
    1. nancyc Post author

      Hope you like the lemonade! Thanks for letting me know about the ad–I’m still in the WordAds program and they control the ad choices and placement, so I’ll let them know!

      Reply

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