Bottoms up – cherry season is short so let’s have them every way possible – drinks included! I didn’t spike this one but go for it! This was a perfect mid-afternoon drink to sip while getting some stuff done. I can see this being ideal by the pool or for happy hour.
This one features some lime juice & simple syrup (or limeade), dark cherries, and topped with a few bubbles.
Cherry Lime Refresher
Ingredients: (for 2 drinks)
~3/4 cup cherries, pitted (fresh or frozen)
1 lime, juiced
2 teaspoons simple syrup
1 1/2 cup ice
1/2 cup bubbles (tonic, soda water, sparkling water, sprite, or soda)
Chop the cherries and add to a glass with the lime juice & simple syrup and stir.
Add in the ice and top with bubbles. Enjoy!
I loved this. The cherries are great and so sweet so the lime fits perfectly.
The cherry pitting trick is to push the pit through with a metal straw or a wooden skewer or a chopstick since I never want to track down a 1-task tool. I find dark cherries in the freezer section too.