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::sweet treat:: Sparkling Blackberry Limeade

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)
1/2 lime
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!

Serves: 1

I’ll post a recipe for a full pitcher soon!

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