Monday, September 3, 2012

Blackberry Lemonade

1½ C sugar
 2 C blackberries
2 C lemon juice

Create a simple syrup: heat 1½ cups water with sugar in a saucepan, until sugar is completely dissolved. Cool. Stir together blackberries and  simple syrup, muddling flavors. Add lemon juice, 2 cups water and ice. Garnish with lemon slices and/or additional berries.

If a seedless and less pulpy lemonade is desired, add blackberries to simple syrup while still quite warm. Let berries steep as syrup cools; then, strain out most (or all) of the berries, pressing gently to retain all juices. Add lemon, water and ice...

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