Blackberry Limeade

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READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Lay a double piece of cheesecloth on a nonporous work surface (as the berries will stain a wide array of cutting surfaces and clothes, this may be best done outside or over newspaper and wearing an apron or smock).
  • Place the blackberries on top of the cheesecloth and gather into a bundle like a hobo sack.
  • Hold the sack of berries over a glass, stainless steel, plastic, or ceramic bowl; twist the top of the sack to squeeze the juice from the berries into the receptacle (this will yield about 1 cup very strong, tart, dark juice).
  • Refrigerate the juice until needed; discard the purple mash.
  • In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, 1 cup water, the lime leaf, and the cardamom pod; bring to a boil.
  • Simmer over low heat for 10 minutes, or until the mixture is reduced to a thin syrup.
  • Remove the lime leaf and cardamom.
  • Allow the sugar syrup to cool and then chill it.
  • In a 1 quart pitcher, combine the blackberry juice, sugar syrup, and lime juice; stir to combine and then refrigerate until cold.
  • To serve, stir the ginger ale into the pitcher; fill glasses with ice, and pour in the blackberry limeade.
  • Garnish with slices of lime and blackberries.
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