Spiked Blackberry Lemonade

I’ve been picking tons of blackberries this weekend! It’s only the beginning of blackberry season!! Check out this simple drink recipe that’s sure to be a major hit at your next get-together!

You’ll need:

5-7 organic lemons

1 cup organic blackberries (freshly picked are best!)

8-10 spare organic blackberries for garnish

5-10 mint branches for garnish (one per cup)

1-2 cups of sugar (use half as much if using stevia)

10-15oz of Maker’s Mark or your favorite bourbon (or add 1 shot to each 8 oz glass)

8.5 cups of water

1 mesh strainer

1 spoon

1 blender

1 2qt container to hold the Lemonade mixture

Directions:

Halve the lemons and squeeze lemon juice into 2 qt container, discard seeds. This should give you approximately 3/4-1 cup of juice. You can add more or less to your liking.

Blend blackberries with 1/2c of water (helps it blend better)

Blackberries can stain quickly so I do this step in the sink!

Drain through the mesh strainer.. unless you don’t mind a thousand seeds in your juice.

Add 8 cups of cold water to your 2 qt container.

Add in blackberry juice, sugar, and Maker’s Mark.

Mix well, let it chill in the fridge for an hour. Serve with a cup full of ice, mint as garnish, and one blackberry on top.

This recipe will make 8-10 8oz drinks.

Enjoy!

If you’re having underage kids at your next party I’d recommend mixing in the bourbon into individual adult cups and not the full container to avoid any accidents.

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