You wanna know what I’m tired of hearing? That summer is over. Now, I know kids are going back to school and pumpkin spice is starting to show up on the grocery shelves but by golly, summer isn’t over in this house. So as an act of defiance for the change in seasons, I chose to make my family some downright delicious, Blackberry Mint Lemonade to go with our dinner this evening.
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Naturally, the best place to start for this recipe is with some deliciously sweet blackberries and fresh mint.
Unless you plan on removing all of your mint leaves, go ahead and take a moment to chop it up into nice strips and add it with the blackberries, sugar and water to make a blackberry syrup.
Once combined, put the mixture on the stove, let it come to a simmer and cook it low for about 7 minutes.
Remove it from the heat source and leave it alone to cool. Once it’s cool, pour the entire mixture into a blender.
At this point, you can either put the syrup directly in the fridge to chill or you can get a strainer or cheesecloth and filter out the seeds and mint. I left mine alone because I’m one of those weirdos that like the texture.
Once everything is chilled, grab your favorite natural lemonade. Really do try to avoid the artificial lemonades. They’re usually quite a bit sweeter than their natural counterparts and you’ll miss out on a richer flavor.
To assemble your drink, add some ice to a glass then combine 2 parts lemonade with 1 part blackberry syrup.
Mmmmm I love the taste of summer.
Blackberry Mint Lemonade
Hold on to the sweet taste of summer with this deliciously fresh blackberry mint lemonade recipe.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
- 3 cups Water
- 1 cup Sugar
- 12 oz Fresh Blackberries
- 20 leaves Fresh Mint, chopped
- 2 quarts Natural Lemonade
- Ice for serving
- Combine the water, sugar, blackberries, and mint in a medium saucepan.
- Bring to a simmer and cook for 7 minutes stirring occasionally so that all of the sugar melts.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.
- Pour the mixture into a blender and blend until smooth. At this point, you can filter out the seeds and mint leaves with a strainer or cheesecloth if desired.
- Chill the blackberry syrup mixture until cold.
- Add ice to a glass and combine 2 parts lemonade with 1 part blackberry syrup to serve.