cherry limeade

cherry limeade | the thoughtful plateThe 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 | the thoughtful plateAt my house, the hours of 3-4:30pm are referred to as happy hour- for us, that time of day at which everyone sets aside school/work and migrates to the kitchen to find a nice little drink.

cherry limeade | the thoughtful plateCherry limeade is one of our recent favorites. Pure cherry juice, fresh lime juice, sparkling water, and raw sugar simple syrup. It’s clean, fruity, citrusy, fizzy, and tart. Viva la summer!

cherry limeade | the thoughtful plate cherry limeade | the thoughtful platecherry 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!


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