A classic lemonade is elevated with a fresh strawberry purée, smashed blackberries, and then topped with all the fresh strawberries, blackberries and lemon slices that you could want. It’s basically summer in a glass!
Author:KJ & Company - Kate Poskochil
Prep Time:15 minutes
Total Time:15 minutes
Yield:1.6 QT or about 5 servings
16 oz container fresh strawberries, tops trimmed off and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
12 oz fresh blackberries
52 fl oz (1.6 QT) lemonade
1 lemon, sliced into 1/4 inch rounds
3 tablespoons sugar
Place all of the strawberries, except for a 1/4 cup of them, into a blender or food processor with 2 tablespoons of the sugar. Blend on medium speed until the strawberries are a smooth purée.
In a small bowl, add half of the blackberries and the remaining tablespoon of sugar. Use the back of a spoon to gently smash the blackberries until they are combined with the sugar and slightly broken down.
To build the drinks, you can either combine all of the ingredients into a pitcher to serve a crowd, or divide all the ingredients equally in between mason jars or glasses that you would like to use.
Layer the drinks by starting with the strawberry purée at the bottom, then fresh strawberries on top of that, the muddled blackberries, a couple lemon slices, pour the lemonade over the whole thing and then top it off with fresh blackberries and a lemon slice. Slightly stir to combine everything together.