a Blackberry Surprise...

July 1, 2014

Author Notes: Blackberries with an attitude...a refreshing summer drink - Jen Smallwood

Serves: 8


  • 6 cups water, divided
  • 3 cups fresh blackberries
  • 1/2 - 1 cups sugar (depending on your taste buds)
  • 1 can frozen limeade
  • 1/2 - 1 cups vodka (depending on your taste buds)
In This Recipe


  1. For garnishing: 8 thin lime slices (optional) Fresh blackberries (optional) Place 1 cup water and 3 cups blackberries in a blender; process until smooth. Press blackberry puree through a sieve into a large pitcher; discard seeds. Add remaining 5 cups water, sugar, limeade and vodka to pitcher; stir until sugar dissolves.
  2. Note: you can omit the vodka for an all ages drink.

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