Armed with a new attitude for Summer, I set out for some groceries last week. Lucky for me, there were some beautiful fresh blackberries on sale. I’m sure I could do something with them. By the time I got home, the temperature had risen at least 10-15 degrees. Ok, maybe I am exaggerating, but it is the start of the hot Summer, so it seemed miserable. A cold beverage was exactly what I needed to finish starting my day 🙂
What You Need
fine sieve or cheesecloth
~1/4 cup blackberries (approx. 7)
1 Tbsp sugar
glass of ice
water or sparkling water
Combine blackberries and 2 Tbsp water and blend.
Strain through sieve or cheesecloth to remove seeds. Squeeze lime into blackberry juice and stir in 1 Tbsp sugar until dissolved.
Pour mixture over ice, fill glass with sparkling water. Garnish with another blackberry and a twist of zest.
Enjoy your Summer afternoon with a cool refreshing drink!
I’ll post a recipe for a full pitcher soon!