- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup blackberries
- 4 fresh mint leaves (or basil!)
- 2 liters limeade or lemonade
- 12 oz vodka optional
In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, water, and blackberries. Bring to a boil, smashing the berries with a wooden spoon. Boil until the syrup thickens slightly, about 3-5 minutes. Strain through a sieve if you don't want blackberry chunks.
In a pitcher, combine the limeade or lemonade and the blackberry + mint syrup. Start with 1/2 cup of the syrup, and add more to taste. Stir in vodka, if using. Serve over ice with mint and blackberries for garnish.
This syrup can be made with a variety of berries and herbs. So far, I have tried mint and basil with great results.
While a loyal member of Team Limeade, I also have tried this syrup with lemonade and it tastes amazing!
I occasionally use store-bought limeade, but now I typically make my own lemonade or limeade so I can control the sweetness.
Serving: 1glass, Sodium: 17mg, Calcium: 13mg, Sugar: 41g, Fiber: 0.8g, Potassium: 38mg, Calories: 271kcal, Fat: 0.1g, Protein: 0.3g, Carbohydrates: 44.8g, Iron: 1mg