On beautiful spring and summer days, nothing is more relaxing than sitting outside, enjoying the sun and drinking a glass of cold lemonade. So when I saw this recipe for Fresh Cherry Lemonade in Eating Well’s May/June issue, I had to try it.
The only annoying part of this recipe was straining the mixture through a sieve. But in the end, it’s well worth it! The original recipe calls for only four 1 cup servings, so I doubled it here so you can keep it in your fridge and enjoy it more than once. Also, in my version, I used Truvia (20 packets = 1/3 cup) instead of sugar to try and lower the calorie count, but feel free to do as you please!
If you’re having a Memorial Day barbecue, you can make this for your guests! Note: Feel free to add a splash of vodka, bourbon or rum to turn this into an adult beverage!
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
4 cups sweet cherries, pitted, plus who cherries for garnish
1 cup lemon juice
2/3 cup sugar
5 cups cold water
Lemon slices for garnish, if you want
- Combine cherries, lemon juice and sugar in a blender. Puree until smooth.
- Strain through a fine sieve into a pitcher.
- Stir in water. Serve over ice, garnished with lemon and cherries.
How It Should Look
Per serving: 124 Calories; Fat 0 g (Sat 0 g); Cholesterol 0 mg; Carbs 32 g; Total sugars 29 g; Protein 0 g; Fiber 0 g; Sodium 11 mg.