Blackberry Lemonade


The week started off rainy.  However, we are back to our Summer weather. It is only getting hotter from here on out.  I figured I would offer some relief with a blackberry flavor!  Blackberries are sweet yet, relatively low in sugar: an ideal relatively for low-carb fruit.

I would like to suggest these two recipes

Blackberry Lemonade

  • 2 cups of blackberries
  • 2 cups of simple syrup:  bring 1-1/2cups each sugar and water to a boil, stirring until dissolved. Let cool.
  • 2 cups of lemon juice
  • 2 cups of water
  1. Muddle the blackberries with the simple syrup in a pitcher.
  2. Stir in 2 cups each fresh lemon juice and water;
  3. add ice and lemon slices.


Blackberry Shrub

Blackberry Shrub is a non-alcoholic mixer made from equal parts fruit, sugar, and vinegar. Think of a lemonade where you use vinegar instead of lemon juice.  When mixed with sparkling water, it makes for a tart, tangy, and refreshing beverage!

Total Time: 3 DAYS


Blackberry Shrub:

  • 1 cup fresh blackberries
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar*

Sparkling Blackberry Shrub:

  • 1 oz blackberry shrub
  • 5 oz sparkling water or club soda, chilled


  • Mash fresh blackberries with sugar. Let sit for 15 minutes to allow fruits to expel juices.
  • Stir in vinegar. Cover and let steep in the fridge for 3 to 5 days, depending on your desired flavor profile.
  • Strain out solids and keep in a jar. Store in the fridge until ready to use. Blackberry shrub syrup keeps in the fridge for a month.
  • Sparkling Blackberry Shrub: Add 1 oz blackberry shrub syrup to a serving glass filled with ice. Top with chilled sparkling water. Stir to combine. Enjoy immediately.



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