Berry lemonade

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Plain old fashioned lemonade is probably everyone’s go to drink to quench their thirst during the sweltering summer heat. But why just stick to plain lemonade when you can pump its flavor by infusing so many other citrusy, refreshing fruits as well!

I’m not a sucker for very sweet lemonade, I like mine a little tart! I’ve skipped using sugar in this lemonade by using honey, and it works great too! If you like your lemonade sweet , then simply use simple syrup ( equal parts of sugar and water) In this case you could take 1/2 cup sugar dissolved in 1/2 cup water. Add this to the freshly squeezed lemon juice, add in the berry juice and add 1 & 1/2 cups of water.


Whichever way you prefer, I’m sure this will help you beat the summer heat and cool you down:)

Ingredients:

1 cup assorted berries ( I used frozen berries)

4 oz / half cup lemon juice ( Juice of 3 lemons)

3 cups water/ sparkling water

1/4 cup honey/ sugar as per desired sweetness

Ice cubes, as required

Preparation:

  1. Cut the lemons in half, squeeze out the juice , collect it in liquid measuring jar/ large mug. Add 1/4 cup honey to the lemon juice. Mix well until combined. Transfer this mixture to a pitcher.
  2. Puree the berries with a cup of water. Strain the berry puree using a fine mesh sieve into the pitcher.
  3. Now add 2 cups of water. Give everything a good mix. Taste , adjust by adding more lemon juice / honey or sugar if required. Refrigerate until chilled . Serve over ice, some berries & lemon wedges. For an Indian touch , sprinkle some chaat masala.

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Regards,

Freda

 

 

76 comments

  1. Sabiscuit says:

    This is lovely. I do one with maqui berries, beet, ginger and lemon. I like to blend the whole lemon in my lemonades. A friend and I were doing a competition and I had to outdo him and this was what I came up with. <3

  2. anotherfoodieblogger says:

    Oh my goodness, that looks so refreshing Freda! Here in the U.S. I woke up to a dusting of snow, so it might be a while before I try to make this delicious drink. πŸ™‚ Summer and heat is many months away.

  3. Lina says:

    Looks so chilly and refreshing! And so attractive. It’s making me feel thirty. I have a bad cold now, so will try this right after I’m betterπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  4. Antonia says:

    What a delicious drink Freda! I am with you on not enjoying overly sweetened lemonade. My daughter is a huge lemonade fan and I think she will really like this twist. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  5. Shari says:

    Wow, we are definitely on the same page this week, Freda! I spent a good portion of the day today photographing Strawberry Lemonade. I love your berry lemonade. Don’t the berries just add the best flavor? It is so pretty, too. I will have to try blackberries next time.

  6. Loretta says:

    What a beautiful and refreshing drink, especially after today when our temps hit 80deg the early part of March….Most unusual. Love the color and the vibrancy of the drink.

  7. Linda says:

    Lovely and refreshing! And adding fruity flavors to lemonade makes it so much better!! Thanks for sharing this perfect summer drink Freda πŸ’—πŸ’—

  8. milliethom says:

    It certainly looks refreshing, as well as being a delightful colour. I imagine several berry-types would be OK for this one? We have freezer full of raspberries, blackberries and red and blackcurrants from our garden last year. Unfortunately, we have a bit of a wait before the hot weather arrives in the UK (if it ever does!) but I’ll give this a go then. The honey idea sounds good as I don’t like over-sweet drinks, either. πŸ™‚

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