A from-scratch blackberry sugar syrup mixed with fresh lemon juice and served over ice. A Southern summer favorite.
- 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