Enjoy Blackberry Limeade During the Dog Days of Summer

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Serve a delicious Blackberry Limeade at your next summer home gathering with family and friends. It is sure to be a pleaser that will keep them going back for more. This refreshing cooler is great to bring for a summertime picnic or to serve at your backyard BBQ. It’s really easy to put together. There is no alcohol in this recipe, so even the kiddos can enjoy this nice cool drink.

Blackberry Limeade

blackberry limeade


6 cups water, divided

3 cups fresh blackberries

1 cup sugar

¾ cup fresh lime juice (about 4 limes)

8 thin lime slices

Fresh blackberries (optional)


Place 1 cup cold water and 3 cups blackberries in a blender, process until smooth. Press blackberry puree through a sieve into a large pitcher, discard the seeds. Add 5 cups water, sugar, and juice to a pitcher, stir until sugar is dissolved. Place 1 lime slice and a few blackberries, if desired, into each of 8 serving glasses. Pour about 1 cup limeade over each serving, about 1 cup limeade over each serving.  Add ice as desired either cubed or crushed.  Yield 8 servings.

Recipe and photo by Cooking Light