We moved into a house recently that has been vacant for a few years, and the yard is covered with blackberry bushes. So, when life gives you blackberries, make blackberry lemonade! Or blackberry limeade if you’re me.
I looked up some recipes online, and they were all WAY too fussy for me. No simmering for ten minutes, infusing, or making of simple syrups is going to happen when I am hot and thirsty. I needed something refreshing, and ready in less than 5 minutes. And thus, a classic was born…
Ian was my assistant picker. He was a bit nervous about all of the “pokies” though.
I was so excited to get our first bowlful today, but apparently Will was even more excited. Because he ate every last one in about 5 minutes.
Blackberry Lime Cooler
In a bowl muddle one cup of washed blackberries with 2 Tablespoons honey. Strain, reserving berries for ice cream or something yummy. Add the juice of two limes.
Honey gives it a more earthy flavor and is better for you than sugar. But if you prefer sugar, just muddle a few tablespoons with the berries instead. You can also use lemons instead of lime if that’s what you have. And sometimes, I even add some mint.