Summertime Blackberry Lemonade

This drink is a great way to cool the whole family down on a hot summer day!

What You'll Need:

4 cups of water, divided
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of lemon juice 
1 tablespoon of grated lemon zest
1 cup of blackberries

What You'll Need to Do:

Bring 2 cups of water and 1 cup of sugar to a boil in a large saucepan.
Boil for two minutes stirring occasionally.
Remove from heat.
Stir in lemon juice, remaining water, and zest.
In a blender combine 1 cup of the lemon mixture and the blackberries.
Blend until smooth.
Strain and discard the seeds.
Pour blackberry mixture and remaining lemon mixture into a pitcher.
Stir well.
Refrigerate until chilled.
Serve over ice.