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* 1 cup sugar
* 1 cup water
* 1 cup freshly
squeezed lemon juice (takes about 6 lemons - depends on size though)
more cups cold water
* About 1/4 cup freshly squeezed blackberry juice
In a saucepan stir together
the one cup of water and one cup of sugar. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat and
pour into a pitcher. Stir in lemon juice and 3-4 cups of water. I usually stir
in about 3 1/2 cups. Since this only makes about 50 oz. or so, I like to double
it when I have enough lemons. :)
To get your fresh blackberry juice, mash blackberries with a fork, spoon, or your hand through a mesh strainer. Make sure you have some type of container underneath to catch the juice. Juice will be thick. When you have about 1/4 cup, stir into pitcher of homemade lemonade. Discard all of the seeds and pulpy stuff.
My mesh strainer is very similar to the ones pictured below.
I like to squeeze citrus by hand, and once I do that I pour the juice through a mesh strainer like the one above to make sure I get all of the pulp out. This does take extra time, but I don't like pulpy lemonade. ;)
I measure my lemon juice after I've strained it.
Blackberry lemonade is simply lovely on a hot summer day.
Linked to Try a New Recipe Tuesday, A Little Bird Told Me