I don't know about you but really hot summer days make me wilt. Staying hydrated helps a lot and classic lemonade perks up a hot afternoon like nothing else. In this recipe the lemonade is sweetened with agave syrup instead of sugar. The addition of blackberry ice cubes and lemon slices makes it extra pretty. Serve this with lemon bars for a fun afternoon break. Or add a splash of lemon vodka to kick off your summer evening. Either way its refreshing!
Lemonade with Blackberry Ice Cubes (serves 4-5)
For Blackberry Ice Cubes
2/3 cup agave
2 cups water
1 cup blackberries, washed
For Fresh Lemonade
2/3 cup light agave
4-5 cups water
1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice (about 6 lemons)
1 fresh lemon, sliced
4-5 lemon thyme sprigs (optional)
Combine agave with water and pour into an ice cube tray. Add whole blackberries and freeze for 4 hours.
In a large pitcher, combine lemon juice and 4-5 cups of cold water until desired sweetness is achieved. Chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes. Serve with blackberry ice cubes, fresh lemon slices and lemon thyme sprigs as desired.
I found this recipe in a grocery store advertising insert!