Friday, June 2, 2017

Thinking of Drinking: Blackberry Lemonade Cooler

Enjoy some refreshing cocktails as the season begins.  You can find this one and more in the Capital Cooking Cookbook.

Blackberry Lemonade Cooler

2 cups of lemon juice
4 cups water
2 cup sugar
1 bag of frozen blackberries
2 cups ice
Lemon slices for garnish
2 cups of rum

In a saucepan boil 2 cups water with sugar, stirring, until sugar is dissolved (simple syrup). Add lemon juice, and remaining 2 cups of water and cool. 

In a food processor or blender puree blackberries and stir into lemonade. Pour blackberry lemonade through a sieve into a pitcher or other container and add in rum, then chill. (*You can add additional water if you want it a little less sour.)

Serve lemonade over ice in tall glass, garnished with lemon slices and sprigs of mint or in margarita glasses.

*You could lighten these up by adding soda water to the top.

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