It’s Monday, and I’m pretty sure I’m going to need a Mocktail to get through it.
This weekend we hit 100 F. The heat makes me crave trip to Sonic for a huge Cherry or Strawberry Limeade. So, this year I’ve come up with a healthier version of one of my favorite hot weather drinks. Without all the sugar and artificial colors and flavors, I feel I lot better about serving this Cherry Limeade recipe to me kids and guests.
I’m actually not a huge fan of cherry flavor, but real, fresh cherries – YES, I love those! My fridge is always stocked with an assortment of La Criox, so as long as I can find fresh cherries this Summer, this drink will definitely be served often.
- 2 cups of fresh cherries pitted
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
- a pinch of salt
- La Croix Cerise Limon or sparkling water
Start by making the cherry syrup. In a small pot bring the cherries, honey and lime juice to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and simmer for 5 mins. Remove from the heat and pour the cherry mixture into a blender or food processor. Blend or pulse on high to make a puree. There will still be some little bits and chunks of cherry, but you kind of want folks to know that this was made from real cherries. All the cherry syrup to cool completely. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
In a glass filled with ice, pour about 2-3 tbsp. of the cherry syrup (depending on how sweet you want the drink) then fill the glass with La Croix Cerise Limon or you favorite sparkling water. Stir and garnish with a wedge of lime and a fresh cherry on a pick.
I hope you have a fabulous Monday friends.