Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Sparkling Cherry Limeade

In case you need a little relief from this heat wave…

Sparkling Cherry Limeade
Printable Recipe

1 pound cherries, pitted
10 ounces sugar
10 ounces water
Grated zest of 3 limes
10 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
2 quarts soda water, chilled

Combine the cherries, sugar, water, and lime zest in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer for 4 to 5 minutes, or until the cherries are tender. Remove from the heat and let cool. Puree in a food mill using the finest disc. Strain through a fine mesh sieve, stir in the lime juice, and chill.

Stir together the cherry-lime syrup and soda water in a large pitcher. Serve immediately over ice.

Serves 8 to 10. Combine the cherry-lime syrup and sparkling water just before serving. If you won't be serving it all at once, make just what you need by mixing 1 part syrup with 2 parts soda water. Good spiked with a little vodka. Syrup keeps for several days tightly sealed in the refrigerator.


MyMansBelly said...

Absolutely gorgeous photo! My mouth is watering just looking at it. Can't wait to taste it.

Irina said...

I could never do this. I would eat all the cherries before they make into any dish.

Michelle said...

Hi Lucy! It was great meeting you the other night at Mother's.

This soda water looks super refreshing. Perfect for the last few days of summer!

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