Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Spiked Cherry Lemonade: Foodbuzz Tastemakers
I recently received a Sweet'N Low Sweetener Gift Pack as part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker program. I often use Sweet'N Low to sweeten my iced tea because there aren't any calories in it. I started looking through my refrigerator and found both fresh cherries and a few fresh lemons which would make a fresh tasting lemonade.
Because I started making my beverage around dinner time I wanted to spike it with a little rum for an extra kick. This recipe was as easy as muddling the fresh squeezed lemon juice with the cherries and Sweet'N Low and then adding water and rum. The lemonade came out a beautiful deep pink color. It was both sweet and tart and was the perfect summer beverage for cooling off in this heat.
Spiked Cherry Lemonade (a Hezzi-D original)
1/4 c. fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/4 c. water
10 cherries, stemmed and seeded
2 packets Sweet'N Low
1 oz. rum
1. In a cocktail shaker combine the lemon juice, cherries, and Sweet'N Low. Using a spoon, muddle the mixture until it is well combined.
2. Add in the water and rum. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
3. Strain into a glass over ice. Garnish with a lemon and a cherry slice.
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