Blackberry limeade recipe combines juicy blackberries, lime juice and sparkling wine for a tasty and refreshing spritzer cocktail.
Cook Time 10minutes
Total Time 10minutes
Author Lisa B.
Peel from 1 lime
2cupssparkling wine or ginger ale
Combine sugar, lime peel, and nutmeg in a small saucepan. Add one cup of water, stir to combine, and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes until mixture becomes a simple syrup. Allow to cool.
In the meantime, place the blackberries in a blender. Puree the berries, then pour the puree out into a fine mesh colander over a large bowl. Use the back of a spoon to help strain the juice from the pulp. A food mill also works well for this process. This should produce about one cup of blackberry juice. Discard pulp.
In a large pitcher, combine simple syrup, blackberry juice, and sparkling wine or ginger ale. Mix well. Pour beverage over ice cubes and serve with lime wedges for garnish.
Adapted from Screen Doors and Sweet Tea by Martha Hall Foose