Refreshing limeade made with fresh blackberries & mint. Easy summer drink!
Summer can’t get better! I am all about desserts & drinks these days as, well, let’s be honest summer produce is the best time to get creative and make tons of delicious colorful food. I mean seriously, these days, I have been going grocery shopping almost every. single. day as every day I find an excuse to run to my favorite store and end up bringing all sorts of fruits and vegetables home! And cherries! Bags & bags of cherries.
Are you also going through cherry obsession lately? I am loving those deep dark cherries and it seems that I can’t get enough. Juicy plump, these are one of the best cherries I have eaten after a very long time. Apart from cherries, blackberries are becoming my newest favorite fruit. I was never into eating blackberries raw but now I am eating handfuls of them every now & then. So GOOD.
If you love blackberries+ summer + refreshing drinks = then this is for you!! Super simple limeade made with just 5 ingredients and that includes basics like water & sugar. It’s non alcoholic but you can totally add some booze in here to get the party going. I would suggest you to make a large pitcher and chill in refrigerator until serving time. It tastes really great with pizza nights! Just saying.
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- 1 cup fresh/frozen blackberries
- 12-15 mint leaves plus extra for garnishing
- 5 tbsp white sugar
- 1.5 cups water, divided
- Juice of 1-2 limes as per taste
- In a pot, bring blackberries, mint leaves, sugar & 1 cup water to a boil. Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved and the blackberries start to break apart. Using a wooden spoon smash the blackberries & mint and let it cool. Strain it discarding the solids.
- To it add remaining ½ cup water & lime juice. If you feel lot of more water evaporated during cooking, you can little more water.
- Stir it all around and taste for sweetness & tang.
- At this point, if you want, you can cover it and let it chill in refrigerator.
- Serve in glasses filled with ice and garnish with some fresh mint leaves and lime slices.
- Enjoy immediately!
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Monica saysJune 16, 2015 at 10:18 AM
I think I do some form of grocery shopping about 6 days a week! I totally hear you. Love this gorgeous refreshing drink. It totally makes me think summer, lounging around, and just having a relaxing time!
cheri saysJune 16, 2015 at 11:23 AM
Hi Ami, I shop almost everyday too, grocery shopping relaxes me. Oh what a refreshing summer drink, love it!
Linda @ Veganosity saysJune 16, 2015 at 11:40 AM
I have fresh mint growing in my garden, so….
Annie saysJune 16, 2015 at 1:10 PM
this looks delicious and these photos are great! saving now! 😉
Kelly - Life Made Sweeter saysJune 16, 2015 at 2:05 PM
Looks so pretty and refreshing! I can’t get enough of blackberries lately. What a perfect drink for summer!
Harriet Emily saysJune 16, 2015 at 5:53 PM
I am definitely going through a cherry obsession too at the moment – I do every summer! I just can’t get enough of them, I can just keep on eating them all day long! This drink sounds like the perfect treat to enjoy under the warmth of the sun, and I love the combination of flavours you used – mint, lime and blackberries all sound so delicious!
Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen saysJune 16, 2015 at 6:18 PM
I have some mint growing in my yard and I love fresh blackberries! Must try this refreshing summer drink. 🙂
Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen saysJune 17, 2015 at 1:45 AM
I do love all the berries and cherries! And this limeade looks so refreshing and inviting, Ami! Perfect summer drink!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice saysJune 17, 2015 at 6:12 AM
You had me at five ingredients, ) This limeade looks delicious! I love that you used blackberries and mint. How refreshing!
Sues saysJune 17, 2015 at 9:33 AM
I love how simple, but beautiful this looks!
Jen @ Baked by an Introvert saysJune 17, 2015 at 9:38 AM
Love the simplicity of this limeade. It’s gorgeous and looks so refreshing!
Savita @ ChefDeHome saysJune 17, 2015 at 3:38 PM
So refreshing!!! Ami, I’m obsessed with trying new lemonades these days! I’m sure I will enjoy this one, for sure!
Sharvari (Mumbai to Melbourne) saysJune 17, 2015 at 7:25 PM
very refreshing !! Making me crave summers more !
Lin. Kaith saysJune 18, 2015 at 8:17 AM
Ami! This the Perfect summer drink! love it! Looks so pretty and refreshing! This drink sounds like the perfect treat to enjoy under the warmth of the sun. And most of the good things are it get refresh. Thanks for sharing.
sarah k @ the pajama chef saysJune 18, 2015 at 10:14 AM
sounds so refreshing! perfect for summer 🙂
Thao @ In Good Flavor saysJune 18, 2015 at 1:43 PM
I’m loving blackberries more this year for whatever reason. This drink will quench any thirst, and it’s such a nice rich color too!
GiGi Eats saysJune 19, 2015 at 8:11 PM
I could definitely see myself sucking this down all day, every day!
Deepa - Veg Indian Cooking saysJune 24, 2015 at 7:22 AM
looks so refreshing… AWESOME clicks Ami :)Perfect summer drink!
amallia saysAugust 27, 2016 at 11:24 PM
I just made that yesterday, very simple and so refreshing. 🙂
naivecookcooks saysAugust 28, 2016 at 9:24 AM
Yay thanks Amallia for the feedback!!