Looking for a delicious blackberry limeade recipe that your friends and family will love? Look no further! In this blog post, we'll show you how to make blackberry limeade using simple ingredients and easy steps. We'll also provide tips on how to make the perfect blackberry limeade every time, so you can enjoy it guilt-free! So whether you're looking for a refreshing drink for summer parties or an easy recipe for when you don't have much time, this blog post is perfect for you.
Martha's recipe calls of blackberry limeade for ginger ale as the mixer (delicious!). I don't drink much soda of any sort - it's just too sweet for me, so I did a second batch with sparkling water as the mixer- great for those of you avoiding soft drinks. For some it might make sense to keep the components separate (instead of combining everything in one pitcher - making it easy to mix each drink to order. This way each person can control their own level of flavor/sweetness. Martha also includes a side bar of helpful notes related to this recipe - berries can be pulsed briefly in a food processor and strained. Be careful not to crush the seeds, as this adds a dirty taste to the blackberries. You can freeze blackberries in ice cubes for a nice accessory to the drink. The sugar syrup can be transferred to a metal mixing bowl set in a bowl of ice to cool it down quickly. For a wonderful frozen cocktail, puree ice and a jigger of gin with the blackberry-lime mixture in a blender.
Blackberry Limeade Recipe
- 4 cups fresh blackberries, or unsweetened frozen blackberries, thawed, plus extra for garnish
- 1 cup turbinado sugar, natural cane sugar, or grated palm sugar
- 1 kaffir lime leaf, crushed, or 1 tablespoon grated lime zest
- 1 green cardamom pod, lightly crushed
- ½ cup fresh Key lime juice (about 8 -12 limes)
- Thin lime slices, for garnish
- 2 cups ginger ale (hs note: or sparkling water)
- Ice cubes
- Lay a doubled piece of cheesecloth on a nonporous work area. (As the berries will stain a wide array of cutting surfaces and clothes, this may be best done outside or over newspaper and wearing an apron or smock.) Place the blackberries on top of the cheesecloth and gather into a bundle like a hobo sack. Hold the sack of berries over a glass, stainless steel, plastic, or ceramic bowl. Twist the top of the sack to squeeze the juice from the berries into the receptacle. (This will yield about 1 cup very strong, tart, dark juice.) Refrigerate the juice until needed; discard the purple mash.
- In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, 1 cup water, the lime leaf, and the cardamom pod. bring to a boil. Simmer over low heat for 10 minutes, or until the mixture is reduced to a thin syrup. Remove the lime leaf and cardamom. Allow the sugar syrup to cool and then chill it.
- In a 1-quart pitcher, combine the blackberry juice, sugar syrup, and lime juice. Stir to combine and then refrigerate until cold.
- To serve, stir the ginger ale (or water) into the pitcher, fill glasses with ice, and pour in the blackberry limeade. Garnish with slices of lime.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to juice blackberries easily?
In a 3-quart saucepan, bring blackberries and water to a boil. Simmer for five minutes, reducing the heat, or until the blackberries are mushy. Blackberries should be mashed with a fork or potato masher before being poured into a dish through a wide wire-mesh strainer and squeezed to extract the juice. Throw away the seeds and pulp.
What is special about blackberries?
Blackberries are a powerhouse of antioxidants, fibre, vitamins, and minerals. According to Zumpano, these nutrients are necessary for optimal health. Also, studies have shown that antioxidants may lessen inflammation and shield against a wide range of illnesses, including cancer. Also low in calories and carbohydrates are blackberries.
What is the benefit of blackberry juice?
Blackberries' anti-oxidants, vitamins, and minerals offer a range of health advantages. Antioxidants with anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial effects include anthocyanins. They might also fight off diabetes and some forms of cancer.