Blackberry Limeade Recipe – 2021

Blackberry limeade in glass with lime slices and blackberries

Homemade limeade is so refreshing and this is a great base for a variety of flavors, but we love it with fresh blackberry syrup. If you love Classic Lemonade, this Blackberry Limeade is sure to become a new favorite drink for summer!

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Why we Love this Blackberry Limeade!

If you have tried our Brazillian Limeade, you know freshly squeezed lime juice makes for some very exciting (virgin) summer drinks that the whole family will love. My kids adore this blackberry limeade.

The best part is, you can make this up to 2 weeks ahead for an event or have the mix ready in your fridge to simply add ice and sip when the craving strikes.

Fresh limes, blackberries and sugar to make limeade

How To Pick the Best Limes:

With the obsessive amounts of guacamole and ceviche that we consume, we have learned that there is a big difference in limes and how much juice you can squeeze out of them. Follow these simple tips for picking juicy limes.

  • Smooth skin – We have found that large limes with a smooth (non-bumpy) skin give the most juice.
  • Bright green – green limes are fresher than yellower ones. Limes turn more yellow as they sit.
  • Smell the lime – a ripe lime will have a stronger lime aroma.
  • Heavy limes indicate juicier limes. They should feel heavy for their size.

Freshly squeezed limes and lime juice

How to Make Blackberry Limeade:

This 3-step process is so easy for the best natural-flavor-infused limeade.

  1. Make the Syrup – Boil 6 oz blackberries, 1/2 cup water, and 1 1/2 cups sugar for 2 minutes, mashing lightly then strain to get about 1 3/4 cups syrup.
  2. Squeeze Limes – use a citrus squeezer to get 2 cups lime juice then strain through a sieve to catch any seeds or pulp.
  3. Combine syrup and lime juice and refrigerate until ready to serve over ice.

How to make blackberry syrup for limeade

Pour the limeade over a tall glass filled with ice and garnish with extra lime slices. This blackberry limeade is a thirst quencher and tastes like a fancy drink out of a restaurant, but it’s so easy to make at home for a fraction of the cost.

Blackberry limeade served over ice garnished with lime

Can I Make this a Sparkling Limeade?

Yes! To make this a fizzy drink, omit the 4 cups of cold water in the recipe. Fill a glass with ice, fill 2/3 full with club soda then add the blackberry syrup to taste and stir lightly to combine.

Hand picking up glass of blackberry limeade drink

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Blackberry Limeade Recipe

Prep Time: 18 minutes

Cook Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

blackberry limeade garnished with limes

Homemade limeade is so refreshing and this is a great base for a variety of flavors. Blackberry Limeade is sure to become a new favorite drink for summer! This recipe makes about 8 cups of limeade. Served over a glass of ice, this makes 12 portions.

Author: Natasha Kravchuk

Skill Level:


Cost to Make:

$8-$10 (varies by season)


blackberry limeade, limeade




Beverage, Drinks

Calories: 115 kcal

Servings: 12 people

Limeade Ingredients:

  • 2
    fresh lime juice
    8 to 10 large limes
  • 4
    cold water
    or added to taste
  • 1
    thinly sliced and blackberries to garnish for serving

Make Blackberry Syrup:

  1. Combine blackberry syrup ingredients in a saucepan and boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and let cook 10 minutes. Strain through a sieve and discard seeds and pulp. You should have about 1 3/4 cups blackberry syrup. Refrigerate to cool.

Make Blackberry Limeade:

  1. In a pitcher combine: blackberry syrup, fresh lime juice and add 4 cups cold water, or add water to taste. Serve over ice garnished with lime slices if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Blackberry Limeade Recipe

Amount Per Serving

Calories 115
Calories from Fat 9

% Daily Value*

Fat 1g2%

Saturated Fat 1g6%

Sodium 6mg0%

Potassium 76mg2%

Carbohydrates 30g10%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 26g29%

Protein 1g2%

Vitamin A 51IU1%

Vitamin C 17mg21%

Calcium 14mg1%

Iron 1mg6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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