August 10, 2015

sweet cherry lemonade, classic & spiked

i love taking a classic drink like lemonade and adapting it for the summer.  and nothing says summer more than sweet, delicious cherries!  this lemonade is great on it's own, or spiked with a little bit of whiskey.  a perfect cold drink (with lots of ice) on a hot day.

sweet cherry lemonade
serves 4

1 cup fresh lemon juice, about 6 lemons (i used a mix of lemons & limes)
1 cup sweet cherries, pitted
1/2 cup sugar
3 1/2 to 4 cups water

[to make]
in a blender, combine lemon juice, sweet cherries and sugar.  strain juice mixture into a glass jug, using a fine mesh sieve or strainer (note: i used a nut bag and it did a really great job).  add water & stir. serve cold.

spiked cherry lemonade
serves one

1/2 cup sweet cherry lemonade
1 oz whiskey
sparkling water
lemon wedge, to garnish

[to make]
fill a glass with ice.  add lemonade, whiskey & sparkling water, stirring to combine.  garnish with lemon edge.



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