Happy Monday all! I hope everyone had a great weekend - seems like there was so much going on, between the derby, the fight, and a few other things happening around Wilmington.
Saturday I went to an amazing derby party. There was a mint julep bar, a little gambling (I won a whole dollar!), and some amazing southern food. Since my pregnant friend was hosting, I thought i'd make her a fun drink to enjoy.
This hot pink lemonade is so simple to put together, so refreshing, and absolutely gorgeous. It actually started as blackberry lemonade but when I was done, it didn't taste like blackberry, but it DID turn the lemonade a beautiful shade of pink. Best of all, it's totally natural.
*1 c. sugar
*1 c. fresh lemon juice (I got this from about 7 really juicy lemons)
* 6 oz. blackberries
* 1lemon, sliced, for garnish
Combine sugar, 1 c. water and blackberries in a small sauce pan. Heat over medium until the sugar is dissolved, mashing the blackberries with a potato masher as they heat. When the sugar is dissolved, strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve over a bowl. Allow to cool.
Meanwhile, juice the lemons. In a pitcher, combine lemon juice, blackberry simple syrup, and 8 c. water. Stir well to combine and chill. Serve over plenty of ice and garnish with a lemon slice. Enjoy!