Homemade Cherry Limeade
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Serves: 8 glasses
  • 1½ pounds cherries (about 6 cups), pitted, divided
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1½ cups water
  • ¾ cup fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated lime zest
  • 6 cups still or sparkling water, divided
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  1. Put 1 pound of the cherries, sugar and 1½ cups water into a medium pot; cover and simmer over medium heat (reducing heat, as needed, to maintain a simmer) until the cherries are very tender and have made a fragrant syrup, about 20 minutes. Set aside to let cool for about 10 minutes.
  2. Purée the cherry mixture in a blender with the lime juice and zest.
  3. To make each glass of limeade, pour about ½ cup of the cherry-lime syrup and ¾ cup still or sparkling water over ice in a tall glass. Stir well and then top with a small handful of the remaining cherries, garnish with a lime wedge and serve.
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at https://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/homemade-cherry-limeade