Fresh Cherry Lemonade
From EatingWell: 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.
- 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
- 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.
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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- Type of Dish
- Beverages, nonalcoholic
- Ease of Preparation
- Total Time
- 30 minutes or less
- Health & Diet Considerations
- Gluten free
- Preparation/ Technique
- May/June 2014