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Blackberry Limeade

Preparation 12 min 2017-03-23T00:12:00+00:00 Cook Time 8 min 2017-03-23T00:08:00+00:00 Serves 1     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup blackberries, fresh
  • 3 tablespoon raw cane sugar
  • Juice of two large limes
  • 5 basil leaves
  • 2 to 2 1/2 cups cold water
  • basil leaves and fresh blackberries, for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a pot over high heat, add the blackberries, sugar, limes, basil leaves and ½ cup water.
  2. Smash the blackberries with the back of a wooden spoon and stir to combine.
  3. Bring to a boil then reduce to medium heat to cook for about 5 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and allow to cool for about 5 minutes, then pour into a blender to blend everything together again. Strain over a pitcher to remove seeds and solids. Add in the extra 1 ½ or 2 cups of cold water and stir together (add 1 ½ cups first then taste to see if you'll need the extra ½ cup).
  5. Serve immediately with fresh blackberries and basil leaves in each glass.

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Recipe Notes

  1. This recipe is vegan and gluten free.
  2. HOW TO STORE
    Store this in a pitcher in the fridge for up to 3 days. Cover with saran wrap to prevent other odours from getting in.