Sour Cherry Lemonade

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PREP TIME

5 min

TOTAL TIME

5 min

Makes

2 cups

Sour Cherry Lemonade

Photo, Roberto Caruso.

Lemonade gets a ruby red treatment with the addition of sour cherry juice.


Ingredients

  • 1 cup sour cherry juice
  • 3/4 cup simple syrup , (recipe below)
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups club soda , or sparkling water
  • ice

Instructions

  • Stir sour cherry juice with simple syrup and lemon juice in a pitcher.
  • Pour over club soda, then top with ice. Pour into glasses. Garnish with mint and lemon slices, if desired.

Prep tip

  • Sour cherries are very juicy when in season. Place pitted ones in a sieve set over a bowl and let drain in the fridge. Use the sour cherries in our sour cherry pie recipe.

To make simple syrup

  • Boil 1 cup sugar with 1 cup water in a small pot until sugar dissolves. Store in fridge up to two months.
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