Strawberry Blackberry Lemonade

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The weather’s warm, and the berries are ripe! We’ve been snacking on lots of strawberries since they are on display at our local Walmart store. At $3.48 per large container, we can’t help but to grab one each shopping trip. This week, I grabbed some blackberries along with our strawberries. I had a summer treat in mind and settled on making Strawberry Blackberry Lemonade.

Oh my goodness, this lemonade is the best… sweet, tart, and refreshing. It’s very easy to make. I simplified it even more by using lemon juice found in the juice aisle, ’cause ain’t nobody got time to squeeze lemons. I did make a simple syrup like a boss. I mean, I know it’s simple but it’s all the rage on the cooking shows, so I feel like an accomplished foodie.

This lemonade is also a perfect way to use up slightly bruised strawberries. Who wants to bite into soft strawberries? Not I! To preserve freshness, don’t rinse them until you’re ready to eat them and if you end up with a few rejects, just throw ‘em in some lemonade.

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Strawberry Blackberry Lemonade
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Ingredients
  • Simple syrup (1 cup sugar, 1 cup water)
  • 1¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1½ cup water
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan, combine 1 cup sugar with 1 cup water and bring to a boil. Stir until sugar is thoroughly dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool.
  2. In a blender, blend lemon juice and berries together.
  3. In a new container, strain juice mixture to remove seeds.
  4. Add 1½ cup water and simple syrup mixture to desired sweetness. Serve over ice or as a slushie.

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I hope you enjoy this fun summer drink. Let’s toast to the start of an amazing summer!


As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I’ve received compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Sheena Tatum

is the founder of Sophistishe. She's a free spirit, wife, boy mom, rental rebel, curator of pretty things, lover of vintage pyrex, and the tropics. Sheena can be found in NW Indiana with her husband and two scrumptious boys, clutching kraft paper, chalkboard paint, sriracha and chipotle pepper. In the midst of motherhood, wifedom, and managing a growing collection of digital projects, she somehow manages to find zen in being a quirky, introverted, lil’ lady.

1 Comment

  • Reply June 5, 2014

    1stopmom

    I love strawberry lemonade. Adding some blackberries sound delicious and would definitely kick it up a notch. Thanks for the recipe!

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