Fresh Cherry Lemonade

Fresh Cherry Lemonade

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From: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2014

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.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 2 cups sweet cherries, pitted, plus whole cherries for garnish
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 2½ cups cold water
  • Lemon slices for garnish

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  1. 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 information

  • Serving size: 1 cup
  • Per serving: 124 calories; 0 g fat(0 g sat); 0 g fiber; 32 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 6 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 30 g sugars; 17 g added sugars; 39 IU vitamin A; 12 mg vitamin C; 21 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 11 mg sodium; 191 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (20% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 1 fruit, 1 other carbohydrate

Reviews 1

May 08, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
bourbon cherry limeade I modified this recipe slightly to create a bourbon cherry limeade cocktail. Pros: great flavor
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