Cherry-Mint Spritzer

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From: EatingWell Magazine July/August 2009

Celebrate the first cherries of the season with this mint-infused mocktail. Black cherry-flavored seltzer gives the drink the most cherry flavor, but plain seltzer also works well.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1 cup pitted fresh or frozen (thawed) cherries
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, plus 4 sprigs for garnish
  • 8 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 3 cups cherry-flavored seltzer

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  1. Divide cherries, mint leaves and sugar among 4 glasses. Mash everything together with the back of a wooden spoon. Stir in lime juice. Fill glasses with ice and top with seltzer. Garnish with mint sprigs.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 spritzer
  • Per serving: 65 calories; 0 g fat(0 g sat); 1 g fiber; 16 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 9 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 14 g sugars; 263 IU vitamin A; 8 mg vitamin C; 19 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 2 mg sodium; 129 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (15% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 1 fruit

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