Photo: Jeff Kauck; Styling: Andrea Kuhn
Yield
8 servings

This summer cooler is great to bring along on a picnic or to serve at a backyard party. Pour over ice, if desired.

How to Make It

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, and juice to pitcher; stir until sugar dissolves. Place 1 lime slice and a few blackberries, if desired, into each of 8 glasses; pour about 1 cup limeade over each serving.

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Ratings & Reviews

bbcfire's Review

bowbelle
June 28, 2014
Very good! I used frozen berries, which I ended up not using the sieve with so all the seeds are in it. I also subbed some club soda for the water which made it somewhat carbonated. One of my favorite drinks!

sprater1's Review

hoosiergal75
May 30, 2011
I used superfine sugar to make the dissolving go faster. I also halved the recipe and it worked great! Good flavor.

hoosiergal75's Review

birdingmom
July 11, 2010
This is a great refreshing drink. I did cut the sugar to 2/3 cup, as I like it a little tart.

LauraLeigh8's Review

jenbusy2
June 07, 2010
The best way to describe this is 'summer in a glass'. It is unbelievably refreshing and delicious!

birdingmom's Review

sprater1
June 01, 2010
This recipe is outstanding! My family loves it! I used 1/2 cup granulated xylitol and 1/2 cup organic sugar to reduce the sugar calories - and it tasted superb. (I am afraid to go 100% xylitol due to the side effects of xylitol...)

jenbusy2's Review

bbcfire
July 11, 2009
Very delicious, I loved it.

bowbelle's Review

LauraLeigh8
July 04, 2009
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