Fresh, sweet lemonade made with delicious blackberries for the most wonderful cold, refreshing drink! The perfect beverage to cool off on a warm spring or summer day and a fantastic drink for parties, showers, and get-togethers as well!
Raise your hand if you love a cold, refreshing glass of lemonade! As soon as the temps rise and the sunshine comes out, a great glass of lemonade really hits the spot, especially when you’re able to enjoy it outside on the front porch, or in the backyard with your feet kicked up in a comfortable lawn chair. Spring and summer is the perfect time for sipping this delicious Sparkling Blackberry Lemonade!
Way better than any powdered mix, this lemonade comes together quickly and easily. It’s as simple as mixing together just a few simple ingredients. You can squeeze individual lemons for the lemon juice, or buy the bottled juice.
This lemonade is also really pretty, as the blackberry puree adds a beautiful purple-pink color to this drink.
This lemonade also works as a fabulous party drink, especially bridal or baby showers, brunches, luncheons, and back yard cookouts! Serve in simple punch cups, or fancy it up by serving in champagne flutes. You can also make these into cocktails by substituting the ginger ale with champagne! My Strawberry Lemoncello Spritzers are also a really fantastic party or brunch cocktail!
Here’s how this simple, easy and delicious drink comes together:
- 1 1/2 c. lemon juice
- 1/4 c. sugar
- 5 c. ice water
- 1 c. blackberry puree
- 3 c. ginger ale
- fresh blackberries and lemon slices for garnish
- In a large pitcher, combine the lemon juice, sugar and ice water. Stir thoroughly to dissolve the sugar. Stir in the blackberry puree and ginger ale.
- Pour over ice into individual glasses. Garnish with fresh blackberries and lemon slices. Feel free to add additional blackberries and lemon slices to the pitcher. Can also be served out of a punch bowl. Refrigerate for up to one week.
Substitute the ginger ale with champagne for a mimosa-like cocktail.
I hope this drink inspires you to kick back, relax, and enjoy the warm days of spring and summer one delicious sip at a time! Enjoy! ~Erin