Blckbrry Ginger Lemonade


  • 8 cups water, cold
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 strips lemon peel, 1" x 3" in size
  • 2 1/2 cups lemon juice (about 12 lemons)
  • 1/2 The Spicy Olive's Blackberry Ginger balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • Ice cubes
  • Seltzer water or club soda
  • Optional: Vodka, to make into an adult beverage

Cooking Instructions

Sugar Syrup Preparation

In a 4 quart saucepan, heat 4 cups of water with sugar and lemon peel to boiling over high heat, stirring occasionally.  Cover saucepan and boil for 3 minutes.  Remove saucepan from heat and allow to cool slightly.

Fruit Puree Preparation

Pulse berries in a food processor until pureed.  Pour berry puree into a medium mesh sieve over a large bowl and press with the back of a spoon to remove seeds.  Discard seeds.  Remove lemon peel from syrup and stir syrup into berry mixture, and add lemon juice, Blackberry Ginger balsamic, and remaining 4 cups of water.  Makes 13 cups.  Pour into a large pitcher with a tight lid and store in the refrigerator until cold, at least 3 hours or up to 2 days.

To Serve

Place ice cubes in a tall glass. Fill glass 1/2-2/3 full with the berry lemonade mixture.  Top glass with seltzer water or club soda to taste.  This can also be enjoyed as an adult beverage by adding vodka.

Enjoy this fantastic beverage recipe from our friends at The Spicy Olive!