It’s never too soon to start collecting recipes for lemonade, this Blackberry Basil Lemonade was something I created after a day of picking blackberries in the woods.


  1. 5 lemons
  2. 10 cups cold water
  3. 1 cup blackberries
  4. 1 cup white sugar
  5. 10 large basil leaves
  6. *Extra berries for garnish or ice cubes


  1. Add water to a pitcher.
  2. Wash, halve & juice the lemons. Make sure all of the seeds are removed & add the lemon juice & pulp to the pitcher.
  3. Add blackberries & basil to a bowl & muddle them until they are crushed. Add to the pitcher.
  4. Pour in sugar. If you like your lemonade sweet, you are going to want more. I like my drinks tart so I opted for not a lot of sugar.
  5. Mix well & serve over ice.
  6. Garnish with basil leaves, blackberries & lemons.

For an adult version of this drink try adding a shot of berry vodka.