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minted crushed berry limeade

Abigail Kirsch - New York City
Adapted by StarChefs

Yield: 8 servings (8 ounces each)


  • ¾ cup fresh blackberries
  • ¾ cup fresh blueberries
  • ¾ cup fresh raspberries
  • ¾ cup superfine sugar
  • ¾ cup cassis or blackcurrant liqueur
  • ¼ cup plus 8 additional fresh mint leaves
  • 2 cups lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 3 cups cold water
  • 8 slices lime, cut ¼-inch thick

In a blender, combine the berries, sugar, cassis, and mint. Pulse just until the berries are crushed, but not fully pureed. Pour mixture into a 2-quart pitcher or large mixing bowl. Add lime juice and water. Taste and adjust sweetness with additional sugar if necessary. Chill mixture completely.

To serve, pour the mixture into tall glasses filled with ice. Garnish with a mint leaf and a slitted slice of lime on the edge of each glass.

Note: To make the limeade more potent, add ¾ cup citron vodka.