Black & Blue Lemonade

A delightfully refreshing and easy cocktail. Perfect for a summer picnic!
June 04, 2015


Bring 2 cups water and the sugar to a boil in a small saucepan. Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved, about 30 seconds, and turn off the heat. Let cool to room temperature.

In a large pitcher, combine the sugar syrup, lemon zest and juice and another 2 cups water; stir until well blended.

Combine the berries in a blender and blend until pulverized. Strain through a fine-mesh strainer to remove the seeds. Stir the juice into the lemonade pitcher.

Chill thoroughly before serving, or serve with extra ice. Garnish with a few whole berries (float them in the drink) and a lemon wedge.

About this recipe

Reprinted with permission from Edible Dallas & Fort Worth: The Cookbook © 2012 by Edible Communities, Sterling Epicure, an imprint of Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.


  • 2 cups sugar
  • Zest and juice of 8 lemons (about 1 1/2 cups of juice)
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • Extra berries and lemon wedges for garnish
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