Try this sweet and tart concoction on one of these hot summer days.
- 1 1/2 pounds of pitted & divided cherries (6 cups)
- 1 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup lime juice & 2 teaspoons finely grated lime zest
- Still or sparkling water
- 1 lime, cut into wedges
In a medium pot, cover and simmer 1 pound of cherries, sugar and 1 1/2 cups of water for about 20 minutes. The cherries will be tender and have made a fragrant syrup. Wait for it to cool, then puree with the lime juice and zest in a blender.
Make a glass of cherry limeade by pouring about 1/2 of a cup of the puree and 3/4 cup of water/sparkling water over ice in a tall glass. Add some additional cherries and stir well. Garnish with a lime wedge and enjoy.
Per Serving:Serving size: 1 drink, 150 calories (0 from fat), 0g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (2g dietary fiber, 35g sugar), 1g protein