Blackberry Mint Cherry Limeade - Major Hoff Takes A Wife

Blackberry Mint Cherry Limeade

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It’s hot in Texas. The July heat is upon us. My kids are going crazy for fruity fun drinks, but I have no desire to put them in the car and go through a drive thru.
Even during happy hour, those drinks are expensive! Cherry Limeade is at the top of our summer cravings list. As are blackberries and cherries. Why not combine them?



Blackberries added to cherry limade on vintage table cloth
I introduce to you: Blackberry Mint Cherry Limeade. Why mint? Why not. It adds that extra touch of elegance.
Mint and Cherry Garnish on iced drink
I’ve also been yearning for the cooler weather that we experienced in Oregon, along with the fruit stands on every road that were stocked with fresh cherries and blackberries.
Cherry Limeade with Mint and blackberries
The area in Oregon that we lived in produced Marionberries which are a similar style of blackberries. We could pick them at the park, on our nightly walks, they seemed to grow everywhere there!
Hobnail tall drinking glass from World market
I’m also starting to think about upcoming bbq’s, entertaining on the patio, and hanging out with the neighbors in the evenings.
I’d love to offer this drink to them.
How to make Blackberry Mint Cherry Limeade
My kiddos enjoyed it, and the hubs even drank a glass! This would be perfect for a Labor Day Picnic or BBQ.

I’ve included the recipe so you can also enjoy this (and impress your friends!)

juicing blackberries through a sieve

 



















I even got my 14 year old to mush the juice out of the blackberries for me.

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Blackberry Mint Cherry Limeade
This refreshing drink will keep you cool during the summer and it's elegance will impress all your friends!
Ingredients
  • 1 (12oz) can Frozen Limeade concentrate (I use minute maid)
  • 2 (12 oz) cans Sparkling water (I use lime flavored)
  • 1 pint Blackberries, fresh
  • 1 bunch Mint, fresh
  • 1 Tablespoon Cherry Sno Cone Flavoring
Instructions
In a 2 quart pitcher, empty the frozen limeade concentrate. Using your limeade container, fill it twice with water that you empty into the pitcher.Next, slowly add the sparkling water, it will fizz a bit. In a different container, squish the blackberries to release the juice. I use a sieve over a container. Try to release as much juice as you can. Dispose of the pulp and seeds remaining, and empty the juice into the pitcher (mine yielded about 3/4 cup). Add in the Cherry Snow cone flavoring and the mint. If you like a lot of mint flavor use the whole bunch, or use less if you prefer. For a mintier taste, let the pitcher sit for about 2 hours. Serve over ice. Try to use within 12 hours to keep the sparkling water fresh and fizzy. ENJOY!
Details
Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: Total time: 10 mins Yield: 2 quarts, or 5 (12 oz) servings

Add a twist to plain old cherry limeade\
What about you? What drinks are you craving? How are you savoring these last days of summer (and surviving the July heat?).
Looking for other refreshing treats? Here are a few more that might interest you:
Fast Strawberry Blueberry smoothie
Easy 1 minute Smoothie 
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Passion Fruit Sorbet
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Triple Chocolate Pudding
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16 comments

  1. That looks SO VERY GOOD! Is it hard to find the sno cone flavoring? Your pictures of the drink and the process are fabulous!

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  2. Blackberry mint sounds very interesting! Perfect way to make use of our blackberries here. :)

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  3. Good lord this sounds delicious on a hot day!

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  4. This looks so refreshing and delicious! (Not to mention beautiful, lol!) Yum!

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  5. I love blackberries - This looks so yummy and refreshing!

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  6. This looks so fresh and inviting--like we should all sit down together and chat!

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  7. This looks amazing. Pinned for later!

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  8. You've made drink perfection! Yum!!

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  9. That looks AMAZING!!!! And your pictures are gorgeous!

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  10. I am in love with this recipe and your photos are beautiful! I want to make this so bad. I was thinking that grenadine would work in place of the cherry sno-cone syrup. I use grenadine in my cherry limeades. What do you think?

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  11. I want to make this everyday of my life!

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  12. This sounds great. Could you use Torani type syrup (ie for Italian sodas, etc) in place of the cherry sno cone syrup?Honestly don't know where to get the other. Saw some grape sno cone syrup on clearance at K Mart, but that is about as close as I could come.

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