Skip to Content

Blackberry Lemonade Recipe

Sharing is caring!

This homemade Blackberry Lemonade recipe is the perfect drink for summer! Made with only 4-ingredients, making it a refreshing and easy lemonade recipe.

Recipe Features:

  • Quick and Easy: Start to finish this recipe is ready in 10 to 20 minutes.
  • Easy to Customize: Use other in season produce like raspberries and strawberries.
  • Make-Ahead: Depending on the freshness of your berries, this lemonade will last up to 8 days!

I am a sucker for produce. Especially when you find those hidden gem produce stands from local farmers. You know the ones? Recently I purchased a massive amount of blackberries and boy-oh-boy were they delicious. Sweet and irresistible.

After inhaling about 3/4 of our haul, we decided they might be a delicious addition to our favorite summertime drink! This blackberry lemonade recipe is a keeper and loved by the entire family. Make the syrup in advance and keep it stored in the refrigerator for weeks!

Homemade Blackberry Lemonade Ingredients:

You only need 4 simple ingredients for this refreshing beverage. Most, beyond the berries, are pantry staples or FREE. Here’s what you are going to need to get started:

  • Water- Hello freebie. Use tap or filtered water.
  • Sugar- Not too much is needed. Just enough to sweeten the tartness of the lemon.
  • Blackberries- Fresh works best, but you can also make this recipe with frozen berries during the off season.
  • Lemon Juice- Use fresh squeezed. I promise it’s worth it. 

If you are intimidated by hand squeezing lemons for fresh juice, don’t be! It can be incredibly simple and worth the extra five minutes! Bonus? Fresh lemon juice is loaded with vitamin C giving you an extra health boost!

How to make lemonade with blackberries:

  1. Combine 1 cup of water with the sugar and berries in a small saucepan.
  2. Bring the mixture to a gentle boil, smashing the berries with the back of a fork or a potato masher to release some of their juice.
  3. Once the sugar has dissolved, about 2 to 3 minutes of cooking, remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly.
  4. Strain the seeds from the syrup using a fine strainer or cheesecloth into a large pitcher. Discard the seeds.
  5. Stir in the lemon juice and remaining 3 cups of water.
  6. Chill and serve with ice.

Side note, the simple syrup in this recipe makes an EXCELLENT blackberry lemonade drink mix. You can keep it stored for weeks in the refrigerator or use it to make a blackberry lemonade cocktail!

Lemonade Serving Ideas:

Serving this easy drink recipe at a party or gathering? I’ve got a few serving suggestions that will make this the most elegant punch!

  • Add ice and fresh slices of lemons to the pitcher.
  • Or add fresh berries!
  • Freeze berries in ice cubes for a truly beautiful look.
  • While you’re at it, freeze some mint leaves!

Single servings in mason jars are also a beautiful display and avoid the need for cups!

Recipe Tips and FAQs

  • This drink will separate slightly. Give it a good stir before serving.
  • Substitute the blackberries for your favorite fruit. We have tried this recipe with strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries with great success.
  • Too tart? Try stirring in 1/4 cup more sugar.
How many lemons does it take to squeeze a cup?

You might be surprised to learn you only need about 3 to 4 good sized lemons to get one cup of lemon juice. Pick lemons that are bold in color and not too squishy.

Does homemade lemonade need to be refrigerated?

Yes. Because this recipe uses fresh squeezed lemons and berries it needs to be stored in the refrigerator. Leaving blackberry lemonade out at room temperature will result in a quickly spoiled drink.

Can I make this lemonade fizzy?

Yes! If you want to add a little carbonation, replace the water with carbonated water. You can even try different flavors to mix up your drink taste.

Can you freeze lemonade?

Yes. Freezing this recipe is a great idea. Why? Toss some into a blender on a hot summer day and you have a homemade slushy!

More Lemonade Recipes:

More Blackberry Recipes:

Still hungry? Follow One Sweet Appetite on FacebookInstagram and Pinterest for more great recipe ideas!

Blackberry Lemonade Recipe

Blackberry Lemonade Recipe

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This homemade Blackberry Lemonade recipe is the perfect drink for summer! Made with only 4-ingredients, making it a refreshing and easy lemonade recipe.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups fresh blackberries
  • 1 cup lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Combine 1 cup of water with the sugar and berries in a small saucepan.
  2. Bring the mixture to a gentle boil, smashing the berries with the back of a fork or a potato masher to release some of their juice.
  3. Once the sugar has dissolved, about 2 to 3 minutes of cooking, remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly.
  4. Strain the seeds from the syrup using a fine strainer or cheesecloth into a large pitcher. Discard the seeds.
  5. Stir in the lemon juice and remaining 3 cups of water.
  6. Chill and serve with ice.

Notes

  • Want an elegant look? Add fresh lemon slices and berries to the drink.
  • Not sweet enough? Mix in 1/4 cup additional sugar.

Recommended Products

As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 117Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 13mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 2gSugar: 27gProtein: 1g

Pin for later:

Jessica

Monday 17th of March 2014

Mmm this has my mouth watering! Perfect for the warmer months! Thanks for sharing!

Jenny

Monday 17th of March 2014

I love lemonade year-round, but it especially gets me in the mood for summer! This looks delicious!

Tia

Monday 17th of March 2014

This looks so refreshing and sounds delicious! I love fresh lemonade and flavored lemonades are even more fun!

Skip to Recipe