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Sweet Cherry Lemonade

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 If you are buying prepared lemonade: to serve, add 1 tbsp of cherry syrup to each glass of lemonade.

Ingredients

Simple syrup
1 cup cherry juice from Ontario Pitted Black Sweet Cherries (250 mL)
3/4 cup white sugar (175 mL)
Lemonade
1 cup lemon juice (from about 4-6 lemons) (250 mL)
4-6 cups still or sparkling water. Dilute to suit your taste. (1-1.5 L)

Directions

 Simple syrup:

  1. In a saucepan, stir together cherry juice and sugar.
  2. Bring to a boil, then reduce to medium heat and simmer for approximately 3-5 minutes. Stir frequently, until sugar is completely dissolved. Set aside.
  3. This makes approximately 1.5 cups of simple syrup which may be kept covered in the fridge for 1 week.

Lemonade:

  1. Blend cherry syrup, lemon juice and add water to suit your taste.
  2. Depending on how sour your lemons are, you might prefer to add a little extra cherry syrup to sweeten further.
  3. Serve over ice.

 

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