Triple Berry Lemonade

My husband is a big ol’ softy when it comes to kids and lemonade stands! He’ll stop every time and buy a sticky syrupy cup, throw in an extra quarter or two, chat with the kiddo’s for a minute, ask how business is going, and then wish them luck on their venture! It’s just ONE of the many things I adore about him…(He’s the best! I’m one lucky lady!)…

I have an ongoing love affair with lemonade! It’s my favorite summertime drink! Maybe not the stuff at the lemonade stand, I’ll leave that for Mr. Wonderful but, fresh squeezed homemade lemonade! Sigh… Slurp…yep! I don’t want to go totally crazy and say it replaces the “Dr.” for my all time favorite liquid refreshment but, it comes darn close! (Me and the Dr. shall never part!)

Several summers ago I stumbled upon a blackberry lemonade recipe. I love anything berry and …we’ve established my love of lemons, so it seemed like a match made in heaven to me! (Match?! These two should be bound together…forever! Never to be apart again!) WOW! Was I glad I decided to give that recipe a whirl! It has become a family favorite and a summertime staple! I did “tweak” it a bit (cause I like to do that!) and it takes a little effort to make a batch of this amazing beverage.  However, it is worth every single drop you’ll squeeze out of those lemons! It is seriously…wait for it…the BEST!

Berry Lemonade single serving

The only major change I made was to go from blackberries to triple berry blend. I always have on hand one of the great big giant bags of frozen triple berry blend from Costco. I’ll warn you right now…double this recipe! Everyone will be fighting for the last drop!

It is the perfect blend of lemons and berries. It’s not too tart, it’s not too sweet. This should be in the lemon hall of fame for best lemonade! While the lemons are good, the berries sky rocket this drink into an entirely different hemisphere! It knocks strawberry lemonade out of the ball park…they can’t even play together any more! It’s THAT good!

If you’re looking for a drink to serve at your next family get together, or 4th of July,  that will really take center stage…look no further…this is it! Shoot, just make a great big pitcher as a summertime treat for yourself! Throw in a fresh sprig of mint and a slice of lemon and you can kick back on the porch and sip away till sunset!

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Triple Berry Lemonade

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 1- 1/2 quarts

Serving Size: 1 cup

Triple Berry Lemonade

A great beverage for any summertime gathering. It has a tangy refreshing flavor.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups of water, divided
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon peel
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen, thawed, triple berry blend

Instructions

  1. Place your berries in a strainer over a bowl and thaw. Be sure to capture the juice from the berries as they thaw.
  2. In a large sauce pan, bring 2 cups water and sugar to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat. Stir in the lemon juice, lemon peel and remaining water; cool slightly.
  3. In a blender, combine 1 cup of lemon mixture and the thawed triple berry blend; cover and process until blended. Strain and discard seeds. Pour the triple berry mixture, juice from thawed berries and the remaining lemon mixture into a pitcher; stir well. Refrigerate until chilled. Serve over ice.

Notes

20 minute prep time plus chilling time. Adapted from Taste of Home

http://www.norinesnest.com/triple-berry-lemonade/

Recipe adapted from Taste of Home

11 COMMENTS

  1. Rebecca | 15th Jun 16

    I just made this tonight and it was so yummy! My family loved it! I cut sugar in everything so I tried 2/3 cup which made it a little tart but still delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

    • norine@norinesnest.com | 15th Jun 16

      Rebecca thanks for the feedback! I love it when someone let’s me know about a recipe they have tried. I will have to try cutting the sugar too! So happy your family enjoyed it! 🙂

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  3. Morgan | 21st Jun 16

    I made this for a bbq for Father’s Day and it was a big hit. I did a triple recipe and it was still gone fast.

    • norine@norinesnest.com | 21st Jun 16

      I’m so glad everyone liked it Morgan! You just can’t help having more than one glass! I always make more than one batch too! 😉 Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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  5. Brooke | 5th Jul 16

    This is my new favorite summer drink !!! So yummy and easy to make.

  6. Raevan Blake | 5th Jul 16

    This is my favorite lemonade, and it disappears in a flash! So so good!

    • norine@norinesnest.com | 5th Jul 16

      Thanks Raevan! It is such a great drink…especially in the summertime. I could use a swig myself right now…on the rocks! 😉 lol

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