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Blackberry Limeade Recipe

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!

Blackberry limeade in glass with lime slices and blackberries

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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

5 from 8 votes
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: Easy
Cost to Make: $8-$10 (varies by season)
Keyword: blackberry limeade, limeade
Cuisine: American
Course: Beverage, Drinks
Calories: 115
Servings: 12 people


Blackberry Syrup:

  • 6 oz blackberries
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

Limeade Ingredients:

  • 2 cups fresh lime juice, 8 to 10 large limes
  • 4 cups cold water, or added to taste
  • 1 lime, 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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Welcome to my kitchen! I am Natasha, the blogger behind Natasha's Kitchen (since 2009). My husband and I run this blog together and share only our best, family approved and tested recipes with YOU. Thanks for stopping by! We are so happy you're here.

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  • Hannah
    January 15, 2023

    Can I use frozen blackberries in this recipe in a pinch? I always have a bag of frozen berries.


    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 16, 2023

      Hi Hannah! Yes, that should work.


  • Lish
    January 14, 2021

    Hi Natasha! It’s me again! Can you make a “Very Berry Hibiscus” video next? These are EVERY WHERE! And my favorite is the one from Starbucks.


    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 15, 2021

      Thank you so much for that suggestion, Lish!


  • Zoe
    August 7, 2020

    This recipe looks delicious and it is thank you!!!


    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 7, 2020

      You’re welcome, Zoe! I’m so happy you enjoyed that!


    • Faith
      February 4, 2021

      Yeah that is good


  • Mariam
    August 4, 2020

    This is confusing. You wrote club soda in directions but it’s not in the recipe?😬


    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 5, 2020

      It was mentioned in the recipe that if you want to make it sparking, to fill 2/3 full with club soda.


  • Ashley F.
    August 4, 2020

    This was so good! Easy to make and refreshing! Love how the flavors really shined through!


    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 4, 2020

      Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback, Ashley. We’re so glad you enjoyed it!


  • Erin
    August 4, 2020

    We just picked some blackberries and made this recipe! So good! Very refreshing.


    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 4, 2020

      Wow, I’m happy that you liked it! Yes, it’s really very refreshing.


  • wilhelmina
    August 4, 2020

    This is my new favorite summer sip! I have always enjoyed limeade, but blackberry limeade is on a whole ‘nother level. Fantastic!


    • Natasha
      August 4, 2020

      I’m so glad to hear that! It really is such a treat to have the real fruit syrup in limeade.


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