Hard Blackberry Sage Lemonade Cocktail Recipe

Try this Hard Blackberry sage lemonade cocktail. Blackberry sage lemonade is amazing on its own but with the addition of vodka, it’s the perfect summer cocktail. Herbs and fruit make a refreshing base for this hard lemonade. A hint of fresh sage makes this lemonade special.



Hard Blackberry Sage Lemonade Cocktail

Course: Beverages, mocktail
Cuisine: American, Barbecue, BBQ, Summer
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 184 kcal
Author: Kelly DiMascio

Beautiful, not too sweet grown-up lemonade cocktail.  This is the perfect refreshing summer cocktail.



Blackberry Sage Lemonade

  • 1 cup lemon juice Approx. 6 lemons
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 to 6 cups cold water
  • 2 cups fresh blackberries
  • 1/4 cup fresh sage leaves

Hard Blackberry Lemonade Cocktail

  • 2 oz Vodka per serving


Blackberry Sage Lemonade

  1. Juice the lemons, you will want about 1 cup of lemon juice. Strain the juice if you prefer pulp-free lemonade.
  2. Prepare simple syrup using 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar. Combine sugar and water in a saucepan. Bring the water and sugar to a boil, stirring, until sugar is dissolved.  ** If you need to make this quickly or just don't want to wait for the syrup to cool combine the water and sugar in a container with a lid and shake vigorously until sugar has dissolved.
  3. Combine lemon juice and simple syrup and allow the lemon and sugar combination to cool.
  4. **Adjust the proportions of lemon juice to simple syrup to change the sweetness or tartness of the lemonade to suit your preference.
  5. Place blackberries in a food processor with sage and 1/4 cup lemon simple syrup and puree until smooth.

  6. Add 4 cups of cold water to the pitcher, mix well
  7. Taste lemonade and add more water until you reach the desired sweet-tart balance.
  8. Place blackberry sage puree in a large pitcher.

  9. Add 4 cups of cold water and the remaining lemon simple syrup.  Add more cold water as desired.

Hard Blackberry Lemonade Cocktail

  1. On an 8 oz glass filled with ice add 2 oz of vodka and fill with blackberry sage lemonade.  Serve over ice.

Recipe Notes

Sit Back and Enjoy!

More Flavors Lemonade Flavors to Try.

This also makes a great cocktail, add a little vodka for a grown-up lemonade.

Nutrition Facts
Hard Blackberry Sage Lemonade Cocktail
Amount Per Serving
Calories 184
% Daily Value*
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 133mg4%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 36g40%
Vitamin A 180IU4%
Vitamin C 26.2mg32%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  1. Ashley

    You can taste the fresh blackberries (and vodka)

  2. Claire

    Super good and refreshing!

  3. Patrick

    This is a really good cocktail (and healthy because you get a serving of fruit 😉



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