Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

I took this recipe from Screen doors and sweet tea. It is amazing in summer! it is important to use key lime juice and not regular lime juice.


  1. gather blackberries in a cheesecloth. bundle cloth like a hobo sack. squeeze sack into a pitcher, making about one cup of strong, dark, tart juice.
  2. discard purple mash.
  3. in a small saucepan, combine the sugar, 1 cup water, lime zest and cardamom pod. bring to a boil.
  4. simmer over low heat for ten minutes.
  5. remove cardamom pod.
  6. allow syrup to cool and then chill it.
  7. in a 1 quat pitcher, combine blackberry juice, sugar syrup and lime juice.
  8. chill until cold.
  9. just before serving, stir in the ginger ale.