Some very dear friends brought us a large container of blackberries today, and it was a perfect gift as I had been wanting to make this recipe for some time. It blends the fruit, simple syrup, and fizzy water/drink to make a nice summer treat. It is a little labour intensive but well worth the effort.
- Fresh Blackberries 2 cups
- Simple syrup 100 ml or Stevia 1 Tbs
- Fruit-flavoured Sparkling Water or Fizzy Lemonade 300 to 400 ml
- Ice 1 to 2 cups
Place ice in a blender and crush thoroughly. Divide out into glasses. Place the berries, and 100 to 150 ml of fizzy drink into blender and blitz well. Add additional soda to the blender as needed to make a thick fruit liquid. Place a wire strainer over a pitcher or jug and strain out the seeds from the berries. When this process is finished stir in the syrup to the jug (if using Stevia stir in, but use more soda in next step) and pour over the ice. Top up the glasses with additional fizzy drink.