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Right before the 4th of July I discovered Rock Town Distillery‘s Arkansas Lightning. Arkansas Lightning is technically knows as moonshine and comes in six yummy flavors! On the Rock Town Distillery website there are a bunch on cocktail recipes and Blackberry Lemonade is one of them…
In order to make this recipe I first decided to replicate my Grandma’s lemonade recipe. Ya’ll. This is the best lemonade ever and I could not for the life of me figure out how to make it. When I finally figured it out I was shocked when I learned the “secret” to the recipe. Are you ready for this??
Kool-Aid Lemonade. I never would have guessed on my own. You make the kook-aid according to the package and then squeeze a few loons into it and then slice them up and put them in the pitcher to make it look fancy. I found her recipe in a cookbook she made for all the grandkids a few years ago. I should really look at that cookbook more often. HA!
For this particular recipe I muddled a few blackberries in the bottom of a mason jar, threw in a few lemon slices, filled the jar up with “homemade” lemonade, and threw in a few shots of Blackberry Cobbler Arkansas Lightning. YUM!!!
One thing I love about the Blackberry Cobbler Arkansas Lightning is that you can’t even taste the alcohol. It’s kind of dangerous because when I can’t taste it I tend to drink more…LOL!!
For those of you that have never heard of Rock Town Distillery before, there are a few things you should know about it! Rock Town Distillery is the first legal distillery in the state of Arkansas since the prohibition. It is a grain-to-glass distillery and uses all local ingredients in it’s products. Rock Town produces every alcohol you can think of including moonshine, bourbon whiskey, gin, vodka, rum, and more!
Tours are given twice a day, 7 days a week and are for all ages but only those who are 21 and over can do the tasting! If you are local to central Arkansas you can even sign up to get on the email list to join a bottling party! I want to do that soooo bad!! Maybe one day my schedule will work out so I can!!
Catch the full recipe for this yummy Blackberry Lemonade at the bottom of this post.
Have you tried Arkansas Lightning before??
Have you toured a distillery??
- 1 pack Kool-Aid Lemonade
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 lemons juiced and sliced
- 1 handful blackberries
- 2 shots Blackberry Cobbler Arkansas Lightning
- Mix Kool-Aid Lemonade according to the package and add the juice of 2 lemons.
- Put the handful of blackberries into your glass of choice and muddle them in the bottom. Top with a few slices of the lemon you juiced.
- Fill glass with Lemonade and top with 2 shots of Blackberry Cobbler Arkansas Lightning. Mix well.
- Enjoy responsibly!!
Lisa Jones says
This Sounds Amazing & Easy To Make On A Hot Day I must Try This AWESOME THank You!
That lemonade recipe cracks me up. Grandma’s always seem to have fun tricks like that. My favorite Kool aid was the pink lemonade growing up.
We need to take a little drive to Rock Town! I can’t wait to try this recipe :)
Grandmas are the best!!!
Tiaras & Tantrums says
I have toured a distillery before, but I have never tried this Arkansas Lightening before. I don’t even think that is on the shelves here in the midwest. A drink that tastes like sweet lemonade could be dangerous ☺
Franc Ramon says
This is a nice combination of kool aide and natural ingredients. The lemonade would mesh well with the blackberry as they are both sweet with sour taste.
Alli Smith says
I’ve never added blackberries to my lemonade before – why in the heck not? Sounds like a winner to me. Your grandma must be a pretty smart lady.
Liz Mays says
Ooh this sounds really nice. I could definitely go for some! I haven’t had many blackberry drinks.
Jenn @ EngineerMommy says
I love flavored lemonades, but I’ve never tried blackberry. It sounds absolutely delicious! I always have flavored iced teas and flavored lemonades during summer, so I’d love to try this!
Chrishelle Ebner says
I love flavored lemonade, but have never thought of using blackberries. Grandmas are the coolest. I bet you always thought she had some elaborate secret up her sleeve. I bet you never thought that yummy lemonade started out with Koolaide.
I had no idea!! HAHAHA!!
Bonnie @wemake7 says
This sounds and looks so delicious and my type of drink. I would really love try this.
Dawn McAlexander says
I love this! It looks so tasty. I could use a good alcoholic beverage right about now.
I really enjoy drinking and making lemonade in the summer months. I love blackberries as well so I will have to keep an eye out for this product.
This looks so good! I love trying and making fun and unique drinks all summer long. This definitely looks like it’ll be a crowd pleaser!
Annemarie LeBlanc says
I guess your grandmother pulled a trick on you! Haha. So that was the secret all along. Anyway, I love your blackberry lemonade recipe. Will be mixing up some for me later. :)
Inspiring Kitchen says
This looks yummy and refreshing. This is also great when entertaining friends. I can’t wait to try this.
Amanda Love says
Sounds like a cool drink! It’s quite easy to prepare and it’s perfect for parties. I’ve never heard of this brand before, but then again, I don’t really drink much. It’s good to have recipes like this on hand though, in case you have friends over.
What a lovely combinations, I have not made lemonade for a while now. Thanks for the recipe.
Ashleigh Walls says
To be honest I don’t really drink kool-aid normally but I totally want to head to the store and get some for this! What a delicious lemonade.
Heather S-G says
Oh my gosh, that’s so funny! But hey, KoolAid Lemonade totally rocks the house, so I get it. Love the idea of adding a shot of some blackberry liqueur – perfect summer cocktail.
Ooooo now this sounds like my kinda drink! The. Again I haven’t met a cocktail that wasn’t my kinda drink ;-)