Cherries get boiled down into a sweet syrup that's then stirred into the tart lemonade.
Martha Stewart Living, July 2011
- Prep Time 15 minutes
- Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Yield Serves 6
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<b>For the syrup</b>
1 pound fresh sour (tart) cherries (or drained thawed frozen), pitted (3 cups)
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup water
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
<b>For the lemonade</b>
4 cups club soda
1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice (from 8 lemons)
1/2 cup superfine sugar
Garnish: fresh sour (tart) cherries
Make the syrup: Simmer
cherries, granulated sugar, water,
and lemon juice in a medium
saucepan over medium heat
until cherries are broken down
and juicy and liquid is syrupy,
about 30 minutes.
Strain cherries and syrup
through a fine sieve; discard
solids. Let cool completely.
Make the lemonade: Fill a
large pitcher with ice. Add club
soda, lemon juice, superfine
sugar, and 1/2 cup cherry syrup;
stir to combine. Garnish with
fresh cherries. Divide lemonade
Serving Idea: Spike glasses of lemonade with vodka for a refreshing cocktail.