This blackberry lemonade with sage is the perfect combination of sweet, tart and earthy flavors. It’s easy to make and so delicious!
There is nothing quite like this refreshing blackberry lemonade with sage made with our blackberry simple syrup. Years ago I found the one drink in the world that was so good it made me want to cry…
It was at the Melting Pot and it was in the form of their blackberry sage lemonade. One sip and I was smitten!
The sweet, tart blackberries with the earthy, muted sage was perfect. Mix in the delicious lemonade and the perfect beverage, especially on hot summer days. I also highly recommend our grapefruit martini mocktail with rosemary.
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Our blackberry lemonade with sage truly tastes just like the one you get at The Melting Pot. This drink it super easy and can be made in just a few minutes.
How to make blackberry lemonade with fresh sage
Step seven and eight: Muddle the blackberries, sage leaves and remaining half lemon that has been sliced into wedges
Step nine and ten: Add Monin Blackberry syrup or our homemade blackberry simple syrup to the jar of lemonade
Step eleven: Add muddled berries, sage and lemon mixture to pitcher of lemonade and blackberry syrup
Pro Tip: Make sure everything is muddled really well. You don’t want big chunks in your lemonade
Step twelve: Stir well with a long bar spoon
Pour into glasses and garnish with more blackberries and a lemon wedge
Can you make this with frozen blackberries?
You could definitely make this with frozen blackberries when fresh aren’t in season! Both in this recipe and in our strawberry margarita mocktail, frozen berries work.
For this recipe, simply unthaw them enough to muddle first. I wouldn’t recommend using anything but fresh sage though. Dried just is NOT the same in this drink.
What blackberry syrup is best?
Hands down, our blackberry simple syrup is the easiest and best option!
If you are choosing a store-bought version, I always recommend Monin Blackberry syrup because it is made with clean ingredients and has no artificial colors. The flavor is strong but authentic as well.
How do you store this lemonade?
This lemonade keeps well in the refrigerator for up to five days. It is best fresh within the first three days though.
You can also add some non-alcoholic Prosecco for a more boozy lemonade flavor.
Is this a low sugar lemonade and can you use honey in place of sugar?
This is NOT a low calorie, low sugar drink. Similar to our gingerbread martini mocktail or our other Christmas mocktails, they have plenty of sweetener. It is VERY good though so eh… It’s ok to enjoy every once in awhile right?
If you want another sweet drink, this pomegranate mojito mocktail from my friend Abbey at The Butter Half is also delicious!
If you’d like to use honey in place of the sugar we use to make the lemonade, you absolutely can.
Need more refreshing mocktails?
Red, Blue and White Wine Sangria (Non-Alcoholic)
Non-Alcoholic Gin and Tonic
Lavender Lemonade and Limeade
Fig Cocktail (Non-Alcoholic)
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Blackberry Sage Lemonade Melting Pot Copycat
- 10 blackberries
- 8-10 sage leaves
- 1 1/2 half lemons
- 2 oz. Monin Blackberry Syrup
- 2 C cold water
- 4-6 tsp. superfine sugar
- 4 blackberries
- 4 sage leaves
- 2 lemon wedges
- Stir together water, 4 tsp. superfine sugar (add the other 2 tsp. if it needs more sweetener) and the juice of one lemon. Set aside.
- Add ice to the pitcher of lemonade
- Add 10 blackberries to a mortar and pestle or bowl
- Chop the fresh sage finely and add it to the bowl or mortar and pestle of blackberries
- Add 1/2 chopped lemon as well
- Muddle the blackberries, sage leaves and remaining half lemon that has been sliced into wedges
- Add Monin Blackberry syrup and muddled berries, sage and lemon mixture to pitcher of lemonade
- Stir well with a long bar spoon
- Pour into glasses and garnish with more blackberries and a lemon wedge
Check out this photo from our original blog post back on September 18, 2015…