Cherry Lemonade Spritzer
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Recipe type: beverage
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Serves: makes 12 servings
 
Sit back and relax with this refreshing Cherry Lemonade Spritzer made with fresh cherries, lemon juice, mint leaves, and sparkling water.
Ingredients
  • 2 c. fresh cherries, pitted and halved
  • ½ c. sugar
  • 2½ c. water
  • 6 mint leaves
  • 1 piece (1 inch) peeled ginger, thinly sliced
  • ½ c. fresh lemon juice
  • Sparkling water
  • Mint leaves and cherries for garnish
Instructions
  1. In a medium saucepan combine the cherries, sugar, 1½ cups of water, mint leaves, and ginger.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Mash the cherries with a potato masher to help release the juices.
  3. Remove from heat and let sit 20 minutes.
  4. Strain the syrup through a fine mesh sieve into a bowl. Add in one cup of water and the lemon juice. Mix well.
  5. Pour the mixture into a pint sized mason jar and refrigerate until ready to use.
  6. When ready to use combine ice, 1 cup of sparkling water, and 3-4 tablespoons of the cherry syrup in a glass. Garnish with mint leaves and cherries.
Notes
Recipe adapted from Cooking Light
Recipe by Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks at https://www.hezzi-dsbooksandcooks.com/cherry-lemonade-spritzers/