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Fresh Cherry Lemonade

May/June 2014

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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.


Fresh Cherry Lemonade Recipe

Makes: 4 servings

Serving Size: 1 cup

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups sweet cherries, pitted, plus whole cherries for garnish
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups cold water
  • Lemon slices for garnish

Preparation

  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.

Tips & Notes

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

Nutrition

Per serving: 124 calories; 0 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 32 g carbohydrates; 17 g added sugars; 30 g total sugars; 0 g protein; 0 g fiber; 11 mg sodium; 191 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (20% daily value)

Carbohydrate Servings: 2

Exchanges: 1 fruit, 1 other carbohydrate


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Recipe Categories

Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
30 minutes or less
Ethnic/Regional
American
Servings
4
Health & Diet Considerations
Gluten free
Preparation/ Technique
No-cook
Season
Summer
Publication
May/June 2014

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