This thirst-quenching pink lemonade recipe uses fresh cherries for the pretty pink hue and light flavor. If you like, add a splash of vodka, bourbon or rum to transform this healthy lemonade recipe into a refreshing summer cocktail.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2014


Recipe Summary

15 mins
Nutrition Profile:


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.



Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days; stir before serving.

Nutrition Facts

124 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 31.6g 10% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 0.1g; sugars 29.5g; fat 0.1g; saturated fatg; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 39.3IU 1% DV; vitamin c 11.8mg 20% DV; folate 6.1mcg 2% DV; calcium 21.4mg 2% DV; iron 0.3mg 2% DV; magnesium 3.3mg 1% DV; potassium 190.7mg 5% DV; sodium 10.5mg; thiaminmg 1% DV; added sugar 17g.

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  • 5 star values: 1
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Rating: 3 stars
I followed the recipe directions to a "t" and for all of the work and mess involved (pitting the cherries chopping the cherries blending the cherries squeezing the lemons straining the mixture) this simply wasn't worth the effort. It was good but not the wow! that it should have been. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
bourbon cherry limeade I modified this recipe slightly to create a bourbon cherry limeade cocktail. Pros: great flavor Read More