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

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Salads

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About Becca@CrumbsandChaos

mother of 4, Christ follower, lover of food, energized by a great cup of coffee, collector of kitchen gadgets, thrilled by an awesome thrift store deal

Comments

  1. I love that you made this sparkling! It sounds so refreshing and just perfect for Liz’s shower.
    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen recently posted..Whipped Feta Spread with Lemon, Garlic and RosemaryMy Profile

  2. So classic and refreshing. I love it! It was a pleasure bringing goodies to the baby shower with you, Becca!
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  3. This sounds so delicious and perfect for a party… or… now!!
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  4. This looks so refreshing and I love that it is sparkling. It makes everything so festive!
    Rachel Cooks recently posted..Honey Lemon Shortbread Cookies {and a surprise baby shower!}My Profile

  5. This is just lovely and so fresh for our favorite fresh mama, Liz!! What a treat!
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  6. Such a great drink and beautiful photos. Makes me miss summer.
    Barbara @ Barbara Bakes recently posted..Giveaway and Favorite Fall RecipesMy Profile

  7. What a gorgeous and refreshing drink – love the combo of lemons and blackberries!!! Thank you so much for your sweet words Becca!! So glad to have met you – thank you for bringing this drink to my shower!!
    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl recently posted..Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancakes with Greek Yogurt Maple ToppingMy Profile

  8. Oh my goodness! I could reeeeeeally use a tall glass of this right now! Maybe I can still get my hands on some fresh blackberries. If not frozen should work right?

  9. I want to sip on this purdy drink!! Love anything blackberry! And yay for celebrating, Liz!!

  10. That is a perfect Shower Lemonade! I would love a glass right now!
    Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen recently posted..Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s #39My Profile

  11. This makes me miss summer! So refreshing. Thanks for sharing!
    Sandy Coughlin recently posted..Pear Quinoa Salad for The Lemon Bowl’s BabyMy Profile

  12. I agree with you whole heartedly…Liz is a dear and this was really fun! Thanks for participating Becca! oxox
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  13. Oh how I love these! So simple and fresh {and beautiful!} :)
    Laurie {Simply Scratch} recently posted..Garlic Lemon Roasted ShrimpMy Profile

  14. Blackberries and lemon are such a lovely pairing…this drink is perfect! I love your photos too, they’re really stunning!

  15. YAY!!! This is beautiful and I am SOOOO excited to make it!! Love your recipe. :)
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  16. I’ve never had any kind of flavored lemonade! I want! :D And with blackberries?! So yummy sounding (and looking!) :)
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  17. What a perfect drink for a baby shower!!
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