Friday, April 26, 2013

Cherry Limeade

Cool and Refreshing
My son and I went on a bike ride the other day.  We had a great time, but were thirsty when we got home.  I had made some Cherry Limeade earlier in the day so I poured us a big glass.  It was very refreshing and tasty.  I like to make a simple syrup when I make limeade.  This way the sugar gets dissolved completely.  To make a simple syrup, I take one cup of boiling water and stir in one cup of sugar ( you can use less if you like a tarter limeade) and stir until the water is clear.  Next, I squeeze some fresh lime juice and blend it with one pound of frozen cherries.  I pour the lime and cherry mixture in a large pitcher along with the simple syrup and remaining water.  Stir  the ingredients well and put in the fridge until ready to serve.  This is a  nice refreshing beverage that  has a delightful cherry flavor that is not too tart.  If you like your limeade on the tart side reduce the sugar.


                                    Cherry Limeade

Ingredients:

1 (16 ounce) bag frozen cherries
1 cup freshly squeezed lime  juice
4 cups water
¾ -1 cup sugar depending on  preferred sweetness


Directions:

1. Place cherries and lime juice in a blender and blend until smooth.  Set aside.
Cherries and Lime Juice
Blended
2. Boil 1 cup of water and stir in sugar until sugar is dissolved.
3. In a large pitcher combine the sugar water,  the lime juice and cherry mixture.  Add the remaining 3 cups of water and stir.
4.  Refrigerate until ready to serve.  Serve  over ice.


Makes 4-6 servings






4 comments:

  1. Mmm that sounds quite refreshing. Definitely will have to try this!

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    Happy Valley Chow

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  2. This drink will always remind me of Sonic drive-ins!

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  3. A great drink to have on those really hot summer days…sounds refreshing!

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