I am one of the few people who isn’t sad to see summer go. I love fall, with the sweaters and leaves, and baking. But I still like cool, refreshing drinks, and this is definitely one of them: mixed berry lemonade. Just a funky take on lemonade, tart, fruity, not too sweet and cool for those summer days/nights that are left.
Mixed berry lemonade
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 1/4 cups mixed berries (I used raspberries, strawberries, and just a few blueberries) pureed and strained to remove seeds
Lemon juice from 8-10 lemons (I like tart so I used 10)
5 cups cold water
Make simple syrup by combining sugar and water in a saucepan, cooking until the sugar dissolves. Let cool about 10-15 minutes
Combine simple syrup, pureed berries and lemon juice into a large pitcher or bowl
Add water until desired sweet/tart combination.
Serve with ice cubes and more fruit if desired, or keep in the fridge for up to 7 days to drink as the heat continues to waft outside