Sparkling Blackberry Lemonade

Sparkling Blackberry Lemonade | Crumbs and Chaos

 

Today we’re going to a party…a baby shower for Liz of The Lemon Bowl!  I met Liz last October while attending Taste of Michigan in Grand Rapids – she is such a darling!  Absolutely outgoing and friendly, she made us all feel welcome as we enjoyed her hometown.  Liz is genuine and as sweet as can be.    One of my favorite people to follow on Instagram, she captures the most gorgeous shots at the farmer’s market and of Michigan’s breath taking scenery.

Liz is having another baby boy in just a few weeks, so a few blogger friends got together to throw her a virtual baby shower.  We’re each bringing something that uses one of her favorite ingredients – lemon.  What’s a baby shower without a sparkling drink and a few adorable straws?    In honor of her love for fabulous fresh fruit, I made a sparkling blackberry lemonade.  Isn’t it gorgeous?  This drink is simple to make and you can adjust the sweetness as much as you like.  Congrats on the upcoming arrival of the newest member of the Della Croce family, Liz!

Sparkling Blackberry Lemonade :: Crumbs and Chaos

 

Sparkling Blackberry Lemonade

This sparkling blackberry lemonade is a gorgeous drink worthy of any celebration!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup WATER
  • 1 cup SUGAR
  • 1 cup FRESHLY SQUEEZED LEMON JUICE
  • 2 cups BLACKBERRIES (fresh or frozen, thawed)
  • 2 liter SPARKLING WATER, chilled

Instructions

  1. Make simple syrup: Heat water and sugar together in a saucepan until sugar is dissolved. Set aside to cool.
  2. Puree blackberries in a blend until smooth. Press through a fine mesh sieve to remove seeds.
  3. Combined strained puree and lemon juice along with 3/4 cup of simple syrup. Pour into a pitcher, add half of the sparkling water. Stir to combine. Add more sparkling water or simple syrup to taste. Serve immediately over ice.
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You can’t go to a baby shower without tasting the entire spread!  Check out the amazing menu below…

Appetizers

Beverages

Salads

Main Dish

Desserts

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