You ever have a craving for something and you just can’t get it out of your head? Mine was Blackberry Lemonade. I wanted it so bad. I had it at a pizza place with the bestie (Tiffany), and even though she hated it. I loved it. She doesn’t like Blackberries, me on the hand, LOVE blackberries. It is one of the few fruits I enjoy cooked. That being said I went to Sonic to have myself a blackberry lemonade and instead received a peach one (I mean I like peach and all but jeez can’t you add the right flavor for the LOVE OF GOD) . It was later that night when I was lamenting over the fact that as much as I love Sonic I never manage to get the correct order that I decided I could make my own blackberry lemonade. Mom, whom was also tired of hearing about it said just make your own! I mean when life gives you lemons am I right!?
Thus creating my easy DIY.
What you will need.
2 Cups of Frozen blackberries, or fresh whatever (I bought a 12 oz bag of it)
Favorite lemonade (I used frozen because I don’t care enough to make my own yet)
2 cups of water (and whatever you need for your lemonade)
1 cup of sugar
*Fine mesh sieve
Grab a pot. Add blackberries, sugar, and water. Bring to a rolling boil, stir it though don’t let it burn. Then reduce heat so that it is a slow simmer and let cook 5 - 8 minutes, you’ll know by looking at it...should be a darker color, like dark dark dark purple. Then next let it cool at room temp for 30 minutes then refrigerate for two hours. OR if you are like NO I WANT THIS ASAP then let it cool for like 15 minutes at room temp, then pop in freezer for 35 minutes. Once that is done put some cheese cloth in your strainer (or sieve and if you don’t have either one just use a colander, if you are OK with fruit bits then just use that, although a coffee filter or plain paper towel would work just as sufficiently). Then drain it into whatever you want to store it in (I ended up using a condiment squirt bottle) I also squeezed my berries to get more juice too. Make lemonade, put ice in glass if you want some, put syrup in bottom, add lemonade to top, stir, sip, enjoy. Note you could probably do the same with any fruit if I had to guess.