When the summer heat comes on, cool down with this refreshing cherry-inspired drink.
Prep Time: 12-20 Minutes
Cook Time: 8 Minutes
Servings: 4 Glasses
3 cups water
1 cup sugar
1 cup Stemilt dark-sweet cherries, halved and pitted
1 cup fresh lemon juice, refrigerated
1 bottle (1 liter) club soda or seltzer
A couple of Stemilt dark-sweet cherries with stems
4 long stems fresh mint
Combine water and sugar in small saucepan; add halved cherries. Bring mixture to boil; reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Strain syrup into container with tight fitting lid; discard cherries. Refrigerate syrup until cold. Fill a tall 12 to 16-ounce glass with ice. Pour 1/4 cup lemon juice and 1/3 cup syrup over ice and top with club soda. Garnish with cherries and mint.
Tip: Leftover syrup may be stored, refrigerated, up to one week.
Recipe and Photo Provided by Stemilt World Famous Fruit