Cherry Lemonade is a summertime beverage made from fresh cherries and lemon. It is a nice twist on the usual lemonade and is one of my favorite drinks.
Lemonade usually consists of lemon juice mixed with water and sugar. The juice of cherries combines deliciously with lemonade to add an extra flavor.
This drink is the perfect to quench your thirst in the hot summer days when you get plenty of cherries. It is also a good way to use leftover cherries if they become overripe and squishy.
Altogether it is a perfect summer drink that combines the goodness of cherries and lemon. It is low in calories, rich in antioxidants and packed with many minerals & vitamins including vitamin C.
To make Cherry Lemonade at home follow the detailed step by step recipe with photos posted below.
Ingredients For Cherry Lemonade Recipe
- 12-15 Cherries
- 4 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
- 1/3 Cup Sugar
- 3 Cups Cold Water
- 1-2 Lime Wedges for garnishing (optional)
- Mint Leaves for garnishing (optional)
Step By Step Instructions With Photos for Cherry Lemonade Recipe
Wash and rinse around 12-15 ripe and sweet cherries. Remove all the seeds.
Add 4 tablespoons of Lemon Juice and 1/3 cup of Sugar. Blend the ingredients in a food processor to make a puree.
Strain the puree through a fine sieve, pressing to extract all juice from the pulp. Optionally, you can also blend the remaining extract with a little water and strain it again.
Add 3 cups of sparkling water to the juice. You can also use club soda or even normal water instead.
Cherry lemonade is ready. Garnish with whole cherries, lemon slices and mint leaves. Serve it chilled.