Blackberry Limeade Recipe

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Refreshing and fruity summer beverages are one of the best things about summer!  This recipe for Homemade Blackberry Limeade is the perfect summer drink to make and serve at your next backyard party. Learn how to make limeade for your family this summer.

Blackberry Limeade Recipe - a refreshing drink made with limes and blackberries

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How to Make Limeade

The drink has only a four ingredients – blackberries, limes, sugar and water.  Some limeade (and lemonade) recipes require you to boil the sugar with water to dissolve all the sugar. But this recipe doesn’t need a lot of sugar, so you should be able to dissolve it all in the cold water. This saves you an entire step and all the time it takes to heat up and cool down the drink.

Limes and Blackberries for Limeade Recipe

The reason the recipe doesn’t need a ton of sugar is because it gets a lot of natural sweetness from the blackberries.   I used fresh limes and blackberries, although it would work with bottled lime juice and frozen blackberries also. Of course using the fresh ingredients means a little more work to make the recipe. First I juiced the limes.

Draining the blackberries for making limeade

Then I combined a quart of blackberries with some water and put them in the blender to make a thick blackberry slurry. You then need to strain the blackberry mixture to get rid of the seeds. You can use a simple strainer and pour the blackberry mixture through to get the liquid. If you want to make it more complicated you could use a food mill or a juicer to extract the blackberry juice, but a standard kitchen strainer works well enough.

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This combination of blackberries and lime is delicious, and a great mixture of sweet with tart. It is easy to make a big pitcher of homemade blackberry limeade ahead of time and refrigerate it for a picnic or summer barbecue.

How to make limeade with fresh limes and blackberries

 Homemade Limeade Recipe

4.78 from 9 votes

Blackberry Limeade

Published By Anne
Prep Time15 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Servings: 8
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  • 1 cup water
  • 1 quart blackberries
  • 5 limes
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 cup water
  • Blackberries and limes to garnish if desired


  • Mix 1 c. of water with the blackberries in a blender and process until smooth.
    1 cup water, 1 quart blackberries
  • Put the blackberry mixture through a sieve or strainer to remove the seeds.
  • Pour the blackberry juice into a large pitcher.
  • Juice the limes to get about 2/3 c. of fresh lime juice.
    5 limes
  • Add the lime juice and sugar and remaining 3 c. of water to the pitcher and stir until the sugar dissolves.
    2/3 cup sugar, 3 cup water
  • Garnish glasses with limes and blackberries.
    Blackberries and limes to garnish if desired

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.03g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 235mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 274IU | Vitamin C: 37mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition facts are estimates.

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How to make Homemade Limeade



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16 thoughts on “Blackberry Limeade Recipe”

  1. 5 stars
    We actually can pick our own blackberries not far from here! I drink a lot f fresh made lime and lemonades during the Summer so we will have to add this recipe to our lineup.

  2. 5 stars
    Hey Anne,

    This blackberry limeade looks great. I wonder how it would taste made with Splenda?

    I found your site via the Marvelous Monday link up. I hope to stop by again soon for a visit.

    ~ And we love visiting New York. My husband’s work takes us there about once a year – to the Albany area.

    Hope you have a great day.

  3. Hi there
    Just stopped by to let you know that I featured this on my Saturday Spotlight post this week!

    Thanks again for linking up! Hope you have a great weekend!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  4. Wow, this sounds so yummy!

    By the way, I would love to have you post on my new blog hop—the Weekend Blog Hop at My Flagstaff Home ( It begins on Thursday evenings and lasts through the weekend, if you’re interested.



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