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Blackberry Lavender Lemonade

Not only is this Blackberry Lavender Lemonade stunning, it’s a delicious and refreshing way to use blackberries!

two clear glasses holding blackberry lemonade with lavender leaf garnish

I’ve truly been on a beverage kick, in that I’m having the best time making all kinds of cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks to cool down during these warmer months. I’m a huge fan of lavender lemonade, so when I finally got about a pint of blackberries out of my garden, I thought I’d fancy up the recipe a bit!

bowls of ingredients next to lemons on a cutting board

I say “fancy up” but this lemonade recipe is quite easy to make. And as a kinda bonus, you can use the recipe for blackberry lavender simple syrup in other drinks if you want to make a double batch! I can imagine it’d be great in a gin or vodka cocktail, or maybe used in something like this strawberry mint lemonade. Omg, but what if I swirled it into vanilla bean ice cream?! Okay, that’s next for sure.

image collage of making blackberry simple syrup

Substitutions + Tips:

  • Blackberries – I used fresh, but frozen-the-thawed blackberries will also work (thought the weight measurement will be different).
  • Lavender – I used dry lavender buds, you can find them in most stores, sometimes in a bulk spice section.
  • Sugar – cane sugar is standard for making simple syrup, but if you prefer agave nectar that can also work here, though it will slightly change the color.
  • Lemons – Meyer lemons will give a sweeter lemonade due to their hybrid nature. If you have conventional lemons you may need more sugar in your simple syrup.
  • As mentioned in the instructions, you will want a fine mesh sieve to strain the berry mixture through. Otherwise, the seeds will make it through the mesh and make for a chunky lemonade. No thx!
Image collage of mixing Lemon juice, blackberry syrup, and water in pitcher

Also, as you can see pictured above, I bought a citrus juicer a couple months ago and it has been a total game-changer, when you have a TON of citrus on hand! Definitely recommend getting one, if you love fresh orange or lemon juice.

Clear glass pitcher of blackberry lavender Lemonade on a marble table top
two clear glasses holding blackberry lemonade with lavender leaf garnish, next to pitcher of lemonade

Blackberry Lavender Lemonade

Yield: 6-8 glasses
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes

Not only is this Blackberry Lavender Lemonade stunning, it's a delicious and refreshing way to use blackberries!

Ingredients

Blackberry Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup (110 g) blackberries
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) water
  • 4-5 tablespoons (56-70 g) cane sugar, adjust to sweetness preference
  • 1 tablespoon (2 g) dry lavender buds

Lemonade

  • 1 cup (235 ml) lemon juice
  • 4-5 cups (946-1183 ml) water

Instructions

    1. For the simple syrup, inn a small sauce pan over medium heat, combine blackberries, water, sugar, and lavender buds. Bring to a boil, then adjust heat to medium-low and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes, or until all sugar is dissolved and peaches are soft.
    2. Using a potato masher or fork, mash peach mixture until all berries are broken down. Transfer mixture to a bowl or plate to cool to room temperature.
    3. Once cooled, place a fine-mesh strainer over a 2-cup ( ml) measuring cup and strain berry mixture, using a whisk to help it through, so that the seeds and pulp are strained out. You may need a small spatula as well, to press extra juice through.
    4. For the lemonade, in a pitcher place blackberry simple syrup, lemon juice, and water. Still together until mixed, and add a few handfuls of ice and serve, or chill in refrigerator without ice, if making ahead of time.
    5. Once poured into glasses you have the option to garnish with blackberries and lavender leaves. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 36Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 25mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 8gProtein: 0g

The nutrition information is calculated by a plug-in, and isn't always accurate. Please calculate your own with the products that you use, as it will be different for everyone.

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two clear glasses holding blackberry lemonade with lavender leaf garnish, next to pitcher of lemonade

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Judee

Sunday 3rd of July 2022

This looks extremely tasty and thanks for telling where to get the lavender buds- who knew? I think this is a flavorful drink we would like to try. Visiting from Gluten Free A-Z Blog.

janet

Saturday 2nd of July 2022

This sounds amazingly refreshing and delicious. Just something small...the directions say "until peaches are soft" where I'm sure you mean blackberries. :-)

janet

Jackie @ Vegan Yack Attack!

Tuesday 5th of July 2022

Thank you, Janet! So sorry for the typo.

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