Here is a non-alcoholic cocktail that can be a refreshing addition to hot summer days. This blackberry limeade fizz is easy enough to prepare, even for those who have no idea how to prepare cocktails.
Note: This works excellent with lemons, too. I made my own crushed ice by placing the ice cubes in a ziplock bag then pounding them into smaller pieces with a mallet. You may also wrap it in a kitchen towel and whack it against concrete.
Blackberry Limeade FizzPrint Recipe
- 1 cup of lime juice (about 6-8 limes)
- Peel of 1 lime
- 1/2 cup of sugar + 1 tablespoon of sugar (more, as desired)
- 1 cup of blackberry (fresh or frozen)
- Carbonated water, chilled
- Blackberries, as garnish
- Lime slices, as garnish
- Chill your glasses in the freezer.
- Juice your limes. You will need about a cup. Take the seeds out, if there is any. Then, save the peel of one lime.
- In a small pot, add 1/2 cup of sugar and lime juice. Mix over medium heat. Turn off as soon as it starts to boil. Add the lime peel. Transfer the lime syrup and let it cool in the fridge. Strain out the peel before serving later.
- In the same pot, combine the blackberries, 1 tablespoon of sugar and about 1/4 cup of water. With a fork, crush the blackberries. Mix over medium heat. Turn off as soon as it starts to boil. Transfer the syrup and let it cool in the fridge. This blackberry mixture will yield about half the amount of lime syrup. You may strain the seeds out before serving if you prefer.
- To assemble the drink, fill a glass with crushed ice, pour the lime syrup into about a third of the glass. Then, fill it up with carbonated water. Adjust the amount of lime syrup according to your taste. Make sure to leave a little room for the blackberry syrup. Add about 2 tablespoons of the blackberry syrup, letting it bleed over the ice. Garnish with a slice of lime and blackberry. Stir and enjoy!