Blackberry Sage Lemonade

Lemonade, get your lemonade!  Not just any lemonade either, Blackberry Sage Lemonade.  Tasty, tasty.  It’s not too sweet and the flavor is brought to life by the hint of sage running through it.  Simply perfect for a warm summer evening.

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Blackberry Sage Lemonade           Printer-Friendly Recipe

From: The Kitchen Prep

Ingredients

1/4 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
3-4 lemons, juiced (about 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice)
6 oz. container of blackberries (save some for garnish, if desired)
2-3 cups water
Fresh sage leaves

Directions

Begin by making the simple syrup. Combine 1/4 cup water and 1/4 cup sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat.  Simmer for 1 minute to allow the sugar to dissolve.  Remove from heat and cool.

Once the simple syrup has cooled, add it to a blender with the lemon juice and blackberries.  Puree until smooth.  Now pour the mixture through a fine mesh strainer or cheese cloth into a glass container or pitcher.  Squeeze to allow the juices to pass through.  Add in 2-3 cups of water, depending on how watered down you like your lemonade.

When serving the lemonade, add a few fresh sage leaves to a glass and muddle them to release the flavor.  Add a few ice cubes and pour the lemonade over the top.  Garnish with more sage leaves, blackberries, or lemon slices.  Enjoy!

 

Prepare the simple syrup.

Prepare the simple syrup.

When life give you lemons...

When life give you lemons…

Make lemonade!

make lemonade!

Add the simple syrup, lemon juice, and blackberries to a blender.

Add the simple syrup, lemon juice, and blackberries to a blender.

Blend until smooth(ish)...some chunks of blackberries are fine.

Blend until smooth(ish)…some chunks of blackberries are fine.

Prepare a large glass or pitcher by covering with a mesh sieve or cheese cloth.

Prepare a large glass or pitcher by covering with a mesh sieve or cheese cloth.

Pour in the blended lemonade concentrate.

Pour in the blended lemonade concentrate.

Squeeze a little to get most of the juice out.  This is a messy job, don't say I didn't warn you :)

Squeeze a little to get most of the juice out. This is a messy job, don’t say I didn’t warn you 🙂

Pour in 2-3 cups of water.

Pour in 2-3 cups of water.

I found that pouring in 3 cups fills a quart mason jar to the top...perfect!

I found that pouring in 3 cups fills a quart mason jar to the top…perfect!

Beautiful lemonade.

Beautiful lemonade.

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