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Very Berry Lemonade

May 31, 2021

Who doesn't love homemade lemonade at a BBQ? This is a delicious treat for your family and guests.  Let the kids help by having them squeeze the lemons for juice while you spend some quality time and build lasting memories.


  • 9 cups of cold water
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 3 cups of fresh lemon juice (about 16 lemons)
  • 3 strips of lemon peel (3 inches by 1 inch each)
  • 1 cup of raspberries
  • 1 cup of blackberries
  • 1 cup of strawberries - Pick your own coming soon to Triple B Farms & Simmons Farm
  • Ice cubes
  • Seltzer


  1. In 4-quart saucepan, heat 4 cups water, sugar, and lemon peel to boiling over high heat. Stir occasionally then cover saucepan and boil 3 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat.
  2. In a blender, pulse berries until pureed. Strain through a medium mesh sieve to remove seeds.
  3. Remove peels from syrup and combine with the berry puree, remaining water, and lemon juice.  Refrigerate until cold.
  4. Garnish with assorted berries and lemon strips and add seltzer water to taste. Makes approximately 15 cups.