Blackberry-Sage Lemonade Recipe

Blackberry-Sage Lemonade Recipe

[Photograph: Dave Katz]

You usually think of sage as a savory herb, but its camphorous, slightly minty aroma works well in this sweet drink made with blackberries and lemon.

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  • Yield:makes 1 quart, serving 4 to 6
  • Active time: 15 minutes
  • Total time:15 minutes


  • 1 quart blackberries
  • 1 cup fresh juice from 10 to 12 lemons
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 1 bunch fresh sage
  • 3 cups cold water
  • 1 quart ice
  • Blackberries and sage leaves for serving


  1. 1.

    Combine blackberries, lemon juice, sugar, and salt in a blender. Blend on high speed until smooth, about 1 minute. Meanwhile, place sage leaves in bottom of pitcher and muddle briefly with a wooden spoon. Strain blackberry puree through a fine mesh strainer into pitcher. Discard solids. Add cold water and whisk to combine. Add ice. Serve in ice-filled glasses garnished with blackberries and sage leaves clapped between your hands.