May 12, 2021 1 min read

Blackberry Ginger Lemonade:

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  • 8 c cold water

  • 2 c sugar

  • 3 strips lemon peel (3” x 1” each)

  • 2½ c fresh lemon juice (about 12 lemons)

  • ½ c Blackberry Ginger Balsamic Vinegar

  • 1 c raspberries

  • 1 c blackberries

  • Ice cubes

  • Seltzer or club soda



  1. Prepare sugar syrup:

  2. In 4-quart saucepan, heat 4 cups water with sugar and lemon peel to boiling over high heat, stirring occasionally.

  3. Cover saucepan and boil 3 minutes.

  4. Remove saucepan from heat and cool slightly.

  5. Meanwhile, in food processor, pulse berries until pureed.

  6. Pour into medium-mesh sieve set over large bowl and press berry mixture with back of spoon to remove seeds; discard seeds.

  7. Remove peel from syrup; stir syrup into berry puree with lemon juice, balsamic vinegar and remaining 4 cups water. Makes 13 cups.

  8. Pour into large pitcher with tight-fitting lid. Cover and refrigerate until cold, at least 3 hours or up to 2 days. Serve over ice.

  9. Add seltzer to taste; garnish with berries.