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Blackberry Lemonade

A from-scratch blackberry sugar syrup mixed with fresh lemon juice and served over ice. A Southern summer favorite.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
chilling1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: berry lemonade, blackberry lemonade, summer drinks
Servings: 6
Calories: 116kcal
Author: Katie Shaw


  • strainer


  • 1 cup blackberries frozen is fine
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water for the syrup
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3 cups water for mixing


  • Heat the berries, sugar, and 1'2 cup of water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and heat for 5 minutes until berries break down and a syrup is formed.
  • Place a strainer over a bowl and strain the syrup through a mesh strainer, pressing down to get as much of the syrup as possible. Cover the berry syrup and chill in the fridge for an hour.
  • Combine the berry syrup, lemon juice, and 3 cups of water in a pitcher and chill. Serve over ice


You will need 8-10 lemons for 1 cup of juice.
Try substutiting a triple berry frozen blend too!


Calories: 116kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 81mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 51IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg