Blackberry + Mint Limeade

A side photo of blackberry mint limeade on a white table surrounded by blackberries, limes, and mint.

Blackberry + Mint Limeade

Refreshing homemade limeade with blackberry mint syrup. Perfect for summer sipping!
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 4 fresh mint leaves (or basil!)
  • 2 liters limeade or lemonade
  • 12 oz vodka optional

Instructions
 

  • In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, water, and blackberries. Bring to a boil, smashing the berries with a wooden spoon. Boil until the syrup thickens slightly, about 3-5 minutes. Strain through a sieve if you don't want blackberry chunks.
  • In a pitcher, combine the limeade or lemonade and the blackberry + mint syrup. Start with 1/2 cup of the syrup, and add more to taste. Stir in vodka, if using. Serve over ice with mint and blackberries for garnish.

Notes

This syrup can be made with a variety of berries and herbs. So far, I have tried mint and basil with great results.
While a loyal member of Team Limeade, I also have tried this syrup with lemonade and it tastes amazing!
I occasionally use store-bought limeade, but now I typically make my own lemonade or limeade so I can control the sweetness.

Nutrition

Serving: 1glassCalories: 271kcalCarbohydrates: 44.8gProtein: 0.3gFat: 0.1gSodium: 17mgPotassium: 38mgFiber: 0.8gSugar: 41gCalcium: 13mgIron: 1mg
Keyword berries, cocktails, drinks, lime
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