1 1/2 to 2 cups superfine sugar
2 cups fresh lemon or lime juice
1 gallon sparkling water or club soda
1 cup berry puree (recipe follows)
1. In a large pitcher, stir together sugar and lemon juice until the sugar is dissolved. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
2. Right before serving, stir in the sparkling water and the berry puree. Serve immediately.
Makes 1 gallon.
For berry puree:
1 lb. frozen berries of your choice, thawed, juices reserved
2 tablespoons sugar
1. Puree fruit and accumulated juices in a blender or food processor until smooth. Stir in sugar and taste for sweetness. Add more sugar if desired. Refrigerate puree in a covered container for up to one week. Strawberries and raspberries will give your lemonade (or limeade) a lovely rose blush, while blackberries and blueberries will provide a lavender tint.
Makes 2 to 2 1/2 cups.