Cherry Lemonade Recipe

cherry lemonade recipe

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  • 1 cup fresh cherries (about 14 cherries)
  • Optional: a few thin slices of fresh ginger root
  • 1 cup very hot water
  • 6 tablespoons Xylitol or sugar or honey
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 2 cups ice


  1. Rinse and stem cherries. Place 3-4 at a time on a cutting board and press on them with the flat side of a chef knife until crushed. Remove pits and coarsely chop cherries. Use a plastic cutting board unless you don’t mind pink stains on your wooden cutting board. And beware of cherry stains on your clothes.
  2. In a heat-proof pitcher, put hot water, cherries (ginger) and whatever sweetener you’re using. Stir until sweetener is dissolved.
  3. Add lemon juice, cold water and ice and stir until cold.
  4. Makes about 6 cups of cherry lemonade (6-8 servings)


For Ginger Cherry Lemonade:

Add 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger to ingredients list.
Steep ginger in hot water for 5 minutes. Strain into pitcher, discard ginger. Continue with recipe.

Xylitol can be found near the sugar in most groceries. The brand I found is called Ideal.


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