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cherry lemonade

Recipe by
Beth Pierce
Old Monroe, MO

Cool and refreshing Cherry Lemonade is made with all natural ingredients like fresh squeezed lemons, sun ripened sour cherries, sugar and filtered water. With just the right balance of fruit and sugar this the ultimate summer cool down liquid refreshment. It is perfect for family reunions, pool parties, bridal showers, and baby showers. Just remember to make a double or triple batch. Or quickly turn it into an adult beverage with a shot of vodka or tequila. Summer just wouldn’t be the same without chilled recharging fruit based refreshments.

yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For cherry lemonade

  • 1 lb
    fresh sour cherries (reserve several for garnish)
  • 2 c
  • 8 c
  • 6 - 8
    lemons plus more for garnish

How To Make cherry lemonade

  • 1
    In a medium saucepan combine the cherries, sugar, and 3 cups water. Simmer for 15 minutes. Cool to room temperature. Run through a fine mesh strainer.
  • 2
    Juice enough lemons to make 1 1/2 cups of juice.
  • 3
    Combine the cherry juice, lemon juice and about 5-6 cups chilled water (to taste). Stir to combine and if desired add thin slices of lemon and fresh cherries.