The afternoon mood just naturally lends itself to sipping on something. In the winter, hot chocolate, cinnamon coffee, or hot tea do nicely. In the warmer months however, it needs to be something bright to (hopefully) match the sky.
cherry limeade | print recipe
Tastes are subjective, so feel free to tinker with the measurements given below. If you want it less strong, pour less of the cherry/lime mixture into the glass and compensate with more water. If you’d like it sweeter, you could go a bit heavier on the cherry juice or add more simple syrup. Of course, if you’d like less lime, just adjust the ratio of cherry to lime.
½ cup cherry juice
Juice of 2 limes (about ⅓ cup)
¼ cup raw sugar simple syrup
Sparkling water (plain water or club soda also work)
Stir the cherry juice, lime juice, and simple syrup together in a glass measuring cup until well combined.
Fill 2 glasses with crushed ice. Pour the cherry/lime mixture into each glass, filling about ⅔ of the way. Add sparkling water to finish filling the glasses.
Stir and sip with a straw, preferably in the sun.
Makes about 2 glasses.
P.S. I’ll be sharing our other favorite drink really soon!