Ingredients

  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup Stemilt dark-sweet cherries, halved and pitted
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice, refrigerated
  • Crushed ice
  • 1 bottle (1 liter) club soda or seltzer
  • A couple of Stemilt dark-sweet cherries with stems
  • 4 long stems fresh mint

When the summer heat comes on, cool down with this refreshing cherry-inspired drink.

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  • Yield
    4 servings
  • Prep time
  • Cook time
  • Total time
  • Cuisine
    American
  • In Category
    Drinks
  • Level
    Simple

Instructions

  1. Combine water and sugar in small saucepan; add halved cherries.
  2. Bring mixture to boil; reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
  4. Strain syrup into container with tight fitting lid; discard cherries.
  5. Refrigerate syrup until cold.
  6. Fill a tall 12 to 16-ounce glass with ice.
  7. Pour 1/4 cup lemon juice and 1/3 cup syrup over ice and top with club soda.
  8. Garnish with cherries and mint.

Tip:

  1. Leftover syrup may be stored, refrigerated, up to one week.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving

  • Calories: 140
  • Protein Content: 0 g
  • Fat Content: 0 g
  • Carbohydrate Content: 37 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 0 mg
  • Fiber Content: 1 g
  • Sodium Content: 28 mg