Fresh Homemade Blackberry Lemonade


4 cups water, divided
1 cup sugar
1 cup lemon juice
1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
1 cup blackberries
2 drops blue food coloring


Boil 2 cups of water and sugar in large saucepan for 2 minutes. Remove the saucepan from the heat and add remaining water, lemon juice, and lemon peel. Let cool. Blend in a blender 1 cup of the lemon mixture and all the blackberries until well blended. Strain to remove the blackberry seeds and then pour into a pitcher. Add the rest of the lemon mixture and the food coloring and then stir. Refridgerate and serve over ice. Makes approxamitly 1 1/2 quarts.