Sour Cherry Lemonade
Cherries get boiled down into a sweet syrup that's then stirred into the tart lemonade.
For the syrup
- 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
For the lemonade
- Ice cubes
- 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 among glasses.
SourceMartha Stewart Living, July 2011