Mixed berry lemonade

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 

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